These healthy rainbow gummy bear popsicles loaded with raw coconut water and packed with vegan gummy bears make this treat the best Summer dessert. Using only 3 organic ingredients, kid-friendly, gluten-free, and vegan.
Eating a clean lifestyle, I thought that the idea of candy or gummy bears were long gone. How could I eat gummy bears made with so many processed ingredients and still say I eat healthily and follow a healthy lifestyle? Of course a gummy here a gummy there wouldn’t kill anyone but I have come so far with what I put in my body in order to heal my chronic conditions, I wouldn’t want to upset the flow I created by eating a lot of seriously processed junk. The idea of making rainbow gummy bear pops was put to the side…for a while.
Until one day I was on Instagram (seriously my second home) and one of the accounts I follow who’s all about gluten-free, dairy-free living, health, and balance posted a picture of Surf Sweet’s gummy bears and exactly what they were free of. I was intrigued. And I thought to myself, now I can work with that!
To be clear this is not a sponsored post. I just post and write about what I love and what I am passionate about. Now that that’s out of the way…back to Surf Sweets Gummy bears. I used the vegan ones for no other reason other then that’s what they sold at the store I went to. Wanna know what’s in them? Not a whole lot! And that’s why I was drawn to them. I’m definitely not the type to sit here and eat gummy after gummy but for Halloween or a special occasion, I would use these, and I did in these healthy rainbow vegan gummy bear popsicles!
Surf Sweets Vegan Gummies are:
- Corn Syrup Free
- Made in a Nut-Free Facility (both tree nut and peanut)
- Certified Gluten-Free
- Wheat-Free facility – Safe for Celiacs, does testing on the final product to 5ppm and hasn’t yet tested positive for even 1ppm.
- Certified Organic
- Free of the 10 most common allergens
- Dairy-Free / Casein-Free
- Made without any artificial colors or flavors
- Non-GMO project verified
- No MSG
- Lightly sugared with Organic cane sugar
- Feingold Approved – Which means that the fruit juice and sweeteners have not been exposed to chemical pesticides and fertilizers like many other candies that contain conventional fruit juice.
And when I flipped the package over to read the ingredients I was shocked to see Organic Black Carrot Juice, Organic grape juice, organic turmeric as some of the ingredients! Usually, on the back of a gummy package, you would see stuff like corn syrup as the first ingredient followed by all the types of sugar’s used, none of which would be organic plus all the artificial colors they used like blue lake 1, or red with a bunch of numbers to follow. This is the most natural gummy bear I have ever seen that tastes good.
I did a few rounds to test this popsicle recipe because the gummy bears kept sinking to the bottom of the popsicle, which if you were eating it would be the top. So it’s like a mouthful of gummies and then just a coconut water ice. I so badly wanted the gummies to float all throughout the inside of the popsicle so that every bite had a gummy, so I kept trying to correct that. In the end, no matter how many times I tried, the base was too thin to let them float, even if I froze them in rounds. But then I realized it was so much better this way! A mouthful of gummies followed by hydrating electrolytes from the raw coconut water. It was genius! Instead of your mouth being left with a sugary coating, it’s left satiated and hydrated. So after round 3 here we are.
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Healthy Rainbow Gummy Bear Popsicles
- Popsicle Mold and sticks
- 2 cups organic coconut water raw
- 1 cup spring water filtered
- 3 bags Surf Sweets fruity gummy bears or vegan natural gummy bears of choice
- In a blender mix the coconut water and water till blended. (under 30 seconds)
- Add about 1/4 cup coconut water mixture to each popsicle mold and freeze for 1 hour with the lid off.
- Then cover those gummy bears with another layer of coconut water mixture about 1/8 – 1/4 cup and freeze for another 1 hour. See picture above for gummy bear placement.
- The popsicle sticks will need to be placed halfway in so keep the popsicle sticks in mind when placing the gummy bears into the molds.
- After 1 hour, remove from freezer and repeat Layer 2 and freeze for another hour.
LAYER 4: FINAL LAYER:
- After 1 hour, remove from freezer and add 2 gummy bears to each side of the popsicle mold above the semi-frozen layer and fill the rest of the popsicle mold with the coconut mixture until it’s full. Once full with the coconut water mixture, feel free and add a few more floating gummy bears. Note that they will sink and that’s ok.
- Then cover the mold with the lid, and add the popsicle sticks. You may have to push a bit harder with the sticks in case the gummy bears are in the way, but you will still be able to get them in.
- Don’t worry if some or most of the bears sink when you add the popsicle stick. The idea of strategically placing them as the instructions show, will help them from all sinking to the bottom. You will notice when you do this on your own, that the gummy bear placement is hard to control as you can see from my pictures. They will still taste delicious, no matter how far the gummy bears fall.
- Freeze overnight.
- The next day, remove mold out of the freezer and run warm water over the top of the lid to loosen it. Then pull the lid off. Once the lid is off, run warm water on the sides and bottom of the mold to loosen each pop. Pull pops out and store in the freezer in a plastic bag for a maximum of 3 months. You may need to add a layer of parchment paper or wax paper in between each layer of popsicles. These can get sticky because of the gummies.
I have only made these popsicles with Harmless Harvest Raw Organic Coconut Water, so if you use another brand I cannot advise how the outcome will be or if it will taste the same. //
Love & Rainbow Pops,