When the summer sun paints the world in vibrant hues and ripe strawberries beckon from farm stands and gardens alike, it’s the perfect time to indulge in the sweet, juicy goodness of these ruby-red gems. While enjoying strawberries fresh off the vine is a pleasure in itself, why not take your love for this beloved fruit to the next level by transforming them into delightful homemade gummy candy? In this blog post, I’ll share with you a simple and scrumptious recipe for crafting your own strawberry gummy candy at home. Get ready to embark on a journey of sweetness and nostalgia as we bring the essence of summer into bite-sized treats!


  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and halved
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons unflavored gelatin
  • Optional: additional sugar or cornstarch for coating the gummies


Begin by preparing a small baking dish or silicone mold for the gummy candy. If using a baking dish, line it with parchment paper or lightly grease it with cooking spray. If using silicone molds, lightly grease them to prevent sticking.

In a blender or food processor, puree the fresh strawberries until smooth.

Pour the strawberry puree into a small saucepan and add the granulated sugar and lemon juice. Stir well to combine.

Place the saucepan over medium heat and bring the strawberry mixture to a gentle simmer, stirring occasionally.

Once the mixture is simmering, gradually sprinkle the unflavored gelatin over the surface, stirring constantly to ensure that it dissolves completely and no lumps remain.

Continue to simmer the mixture for an additional 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently, until it has thickened slightly and coats the back of a spoon.

Remove the saucepan from the heat and carefully pour the strawberry mixture into the prepared baking dish or silicone molds, filling them up to the top.

Allow the gummy candy to cool at room temperature for about 30 minutes, then transfer it to the refrigerator to set for at least 2-3 hours, or until firm.

Once the gummy candy has set, remove it from the refrigerator and, if using a baking dish, gently lift it out using the parchment paper. If using silicone molds, pop the gummies out of the molds.

If desired, toss the gummy candy in additional granulated sugar or cornstarch to prevent sticking and add a touch of sweetness.

Store the homemade strawberry gummy candy in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week, enjoying them as a delightful snack or sweet treat whenever the mood strikes.

With their vibrant color, intense strawberry flavor, and irresistible chewiness, homemade strawberry gummy candy is sure to become a favorite among kids and adults alike. Whether you’re looking for a fun activity to do with the family or simply craving a taste of summer in a bite-sized form, this easy-to-make treat is guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth and brighten your day. So, gather your strawberries and get ready to create memories and moments of joy with every delicious bite!