Coconut-Pineapple Gummies- all natural, homemade


natural coconut pineapple gummies with gelatin pin

After trying these Sour Gummy Stars from Mommypotamus, gummies are my children’s favorite treat right now, and I LOVE that they’re getting coconut oil and gelatin in them! My kids don’t like gelatin that they eat with a spoon, but they love these gummy cubes. It’s great for my sensory seeker too – they’re nice and chewy so it fills the sensory need for resistance.

The coconut milk adds medium chain fatty acids, which are absorbed easily by children who have digestive trouble and, and gelatin is great for healing the gut, joint health, and healthy skin and nails (read more about gelatin here).

These stay solid at room temperature so you can pack them in kids’ lunches, but I store mine covered in the fridge.  They don’t last long, though!

EDIT: I got lots of requests for a smaller recipe to try these out before using this much gelatin.  I just changed the recipe to be half of what was originally there.

Coconut Pineapple Gummie Recipe

1/2 cup coconut milk, full fat or light

1/2 cup pineapple juice (or 1 cup pureed whole pineapple if you have a high powered blender that can puree it well)

6 tablespoons gelatin from grassfed cows (find gelatin here)

1/4 cup honey (we cut this down to 2 tablespoons but we’re used to things less sweet) (find honey here)

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)



Combine all ingredients in a saucepan, stir until all lumps are gone BEFORE heating (I thought I’d do this as I heated it once, I never got the lumps out).

Heat over medium-low to medium heat for 5 minutes or until all the gelatin is dissolved and the mixture is completely liquid.

Pour hot mixture in to an ungreased glass, ceramic, or metal 8×8″ pan or dish.

Allow to cool for 10 minutes on the countertop, so you don’t shock it by sticking it right in the freezer.

Once it’s no longer super hot, transfer to a level place in the freezer to set up for half an hour, or until firm.

Cut into any shape you desire, I prefer cubes or long strips.  To cut I flip the whole piece of gelatin out onto a cutting board and then use a meat cleaver to cut a grid to make cubes.

Store covered in the fridge, and enjoy!

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    • Cara says

      It is, I might go change the recipe to be half though, since this does make quite a bit (a whole 9×13 pan). To halve the gelatin, use 6 tablespoons (6 tablespoons is half of 3/4 cup)

  1. Tammy Barney says

    They look good. I would consider putting some pro-biotic powder in after it cools. I buy Whole Foods canned organic full fat coconut milk.
    Thank you Cara

  2. Tammy Barney says

    Also, I think a good reason to use the Pineapple too is, it’s a GREAT digestive enzyme. Maybe just add Strawberries to the Pineapple. Just a thought.

    • Judith Alley says

      I made them with pureed fresh pineapple totally forgetting something I learned 50 yrs ago, the enzymes in pineapple keep the gelatin from setting up. So mine are in the freezer now. You can use canned pineapple or juice.

  3. Kathleen Casey says

    I also made these with 1 T. lemon juice. Next time I will use 2 T. lime juice. I also didn’t think I’d get them out of my ungreased pan, so I used a little coconut oil, and I think that helped. They are really good, and I will be making them again. Thank you!

  4. Jesse B says

    WOW! I barely used any honey but doubled the vanilla and HEY NOW!!! these things are DELICIOUS!! AND I get gelatin in my diet that is so lacking!!

  5. Katrina says

    We made these with just a little honey and lime juice and they were awesome- We have been making all kinds of flavors and my kids won’t stop eating them. This fall I am going to make them with elderberry syrup!

  6. says

    This recipe looks great – can’t wait to try it. I was wondering tho, how this would be using pureed ginger to make ginger gummies? That would be great. I’ll try this 1st and maybe experiment. Thanks!

  7. Maureen says

    Hey Cara – I clicked on the link to the gelatin and it brought me to porcine (i.e. from pork) gelatin. Is there another source for grass-fed cow gelatin? Thanks SO much!

    • Cara says

      Thanks for catching that, the same company sells pork and beef, I’ll go change the link to beef. I like beef better too.

  8. says

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    homemade | Health, Home, & Happiness ™. And I do have some questions for you if it’s allright. Is it simply me or does it seem like a few of these responses come across like they are written by brain dead people? :-P And, if you are posting on additional places, I’d like to follow everything fresh you have to post.
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  9. Vanessa says

    Do you have to put in honey or can I use a honey alternative like maple syrup? I’m allergic to honey.

  10. Sonia says

    I made a similar recipe, on I used freh orange juice am pineapple, but it would not stiffen up. I ended up putting it in the freezer overnight, and that stiffened it, but it isn’t cutting consistency. I’ve made these before, an they’ve turned out fine! I’m thinking of letting it soften completely and returning it to a saucepan with more gelatin. Do you think that’s the problem? I somehow somewhere didn’t use the right amount?? I really don’t want to waste good gelatin. Please help! The recipe was 1/3 juice, 3T gelatin, 3T honey , and I quadrupled it:/

  11. matt says

    hahahaha…wow. you can use any fruit any juice as long as it has the same measurements in liquid yes you can add vitamins to it yes you can add whatever you want to it. really have to ask this person over and over do some research on gummy candies. they were simply sharing their recipe. wow america. just wow.

  12. says

    I just made these and did recipe to a “t”. They did not set within time stated. I left in for a hour, still not set. Another hour and OMGOSH it made like creamy pineapple ice cream!? Could not “cut” them.. but we took spoons and spooned out yummy goodness! Not sure what to call this OR why my batch didnt turn out gummy but BOY what amazing flavor! AND any excuse to get in Gelatin! LOVED! <3!

  13. Karina says

    I just made these, used the 1 cup puréed pineapple and 6 tab gelatine. After a 1/2 hr I transferred to fridge, it was still runny, now it’s been 2 hrs in fridge and still runny. What did I do wrong, I was so excited about these??

  14. Debbie says

    Hi Cara,
    I also made this recipe using 1 cup pureed pineapple, and it didn’t set up well. I poured it into square silicone molds and put them into the freezer. After a couple of hours they set, but they melt when you take them out of the freezer (even in the fridge). They are EXTREMELY delicious eaten straight out of the freezer. I think next time I’ll try 3/4 cup of pineapple puree to see if that ratio allows the gelatin to set.
    Thanks for the recipe!

  15. Laura says

    I haven’t made these, but they look delicious. For some that had trouble with them setting, I wonder if perhaps you didn’t cook long enough or hot enough? Those wonderful enzymes in fresh pineapple will prevent the gelatin from setting.

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  17. Erin says

    The gelatin won’t set with fresh pineapple unless you bring the mixture up to a high temp first. Pineapple has a special enzyme that inhibits the gelatin from working. Fun science experiment for the kids :-)

  18. Bre says

    Maybe you could make a note on your post that the fresh pineapple doesn’t set?! They have great flavor but I didn’t read the comments about that until after making them and it used up a lot of gelatin to end up with no gummies! thanks though for a great recipe!

  19. Megan says

    I know I am way late to the party on these, but are these safe for babies under a year old to eat? Honey is suppose to be avoided, but because it is heated is it okay? Or should I just sub out the honey to be safe?


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