Wondering how to make CBD gummies at home? Here’s our foolproof recipe for CBD-infused gummy bears using any flavor you want!

Edibles such as gummies are a delicious way to get your daily dose of CBD, and DIY CBD gummies provide a great opportunity for having a delicious yet still healthy treat.

Other benefits of making CBD gummies at home include knowing exactly how potent they are, what’s in them, and what flavors they come in.

The only thing preventing most people from making CBD gummies is that they don’t know how to do it.

Let us give you a hand with our foolproof recipe for DIY CBD sweets

What Are CBD Gummies?

CBD is a popular supplement available in a wide range of forms, including different potencies, formulas, flavors, and routes of administration.

The most popular forms of CBD are CBD oils and capsules. However, oils typically leave a botanical aftertaste in the mouth after swallowing, which is unpleasant for many users. Capsules are flavorless and odorless, but not every person likes this form of supplementation.

Now, did you hear of anyone who doesn’t like gummies?

Okay, there might be a few such people out there, but we bet they’ve chosen to spend their life in hermitage.

Back to the point, CBD gummies are one of the most enjoyable ways to take CBD. They offer a fixed amount of CBD in each serving, they don’t have hempy flavor, but most importantly — they are simply delicious if you know the right recipe.

CBD gummies may need more time to demonstrate their benefits due to how they are processed in the body. When you take a CBD gummy, the CBD needs to pass through the digestive system and reach the liver, where it is metabolized and released into the bloodstream. From there, the CBD can interact with the endocannabinoid system and produce its relaxing and balancing effects.

Despite the delayed onset, the effects of CBD gummies are longer lasting because CBD is released gradually into your system. Their duration may range between 8–10 hours.

How to Make CBD Gummies?

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There are plenty of recipes on how to make CBD gummies at home. We haven’t tried them all, but we have tried our recipe, and you know what? It’s the best recipe if you want to make healthy CBD-infused gummy bears. All you need is some basic kitchen equipment and commonly available ingredients. Maybe you even have them in your kitchen pantry.

Below you’ll find everything you need to make CBD gummies at home.

Equipment to Make Edible CBD Gummies

If you are like us, you might want to make your CBD gummies RIGHT NOW, but chances are that you’ll need some additional equipment for the job.

Here’s the list of the necessary tools:

  • A small saucepan
  • Silicone gummy molds
  • Digital instant-read thermometer

The saucepan is where you’ll melt the gelatin and mix it with juices and honey. It’s important that you maintain the right temperature during the melting process, which is why you’ll need a culinary thermometer. Then you’re going to transfer the liquid mass to the gummy molds — and put them in the fridge for, at least, 30 minutes.

Now let’s see what ingredients you should use to make these CBD gummies guilt-free.


The point of making CBD gummies at home is to make them healthier than the ones you can buy near you. You can find a good manufacturer online if you know where to look for it, but cravings are cravings, and sometimes, you don’t want to wait 3 days until your CBD gummies arrive.

Use the following ingredients to make a batch of 50 CBD gummies:

  • 1 cup of juice (your favorite flavor)
  • 1 cup of pureed fruit
  • ⅓ cup of unflavored gelatin
  • 1–2 mL of CBD oil
  • 20 g of xylitol

CBD oil comes in three basic formats: full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and isolate. The first two options are good if you’re looking to get the most out of CBD’s health benefits. That’s because full-spectrum CBD and broad-spectrum CBD contain other cannabinoids and terpenes that work synergistically to create the entourage effect.

Whole-plant extracts are more efficient than isolates, but on the other hand, they leave a botanical aftertaste. If you don’t want your CBD oil to mess with the flavor of your gummies, choose CBD to isolate instead of the whole-plant versions.

How to Dose Your CBD Gummies?

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Dosing CBD is a bit tricky because everybody is different and so will be their response to the same dose of CBD. For example, you may experience improvements in stress and focus after taking 10–20 mg of CBD in a single serving, while your friend may need somewhere between 40–50 mg to get the same results.

Factors like your age, weight, metabolism, previous experience of CBD, and the time of the day you take it may affect the way you react to certain dosages. It’s generally recommended to take 2–5 mg of CBD for every 10 pounds of body weight — and gradually adjust the dose until you experience the desired effects.

Some effects of CBD may be felt almost right away — the aforementioned attention boost and stress relief — whereas others take longer to develop. When you start taking CBD gummies, you should give them at least 2 weeks to evaluate the effects and find the dose that works for you.

The good news is that you can’t overdose on CBD gummies. However, you may experience some mild side effects, such as dry mouth, dizziness, sedation, or changes in appetite.

Instructions (Step By Step)

Here’s how to make CBD gummies at home step-by-step:

  • Puree your fruit of choice in a blender or food processor until smooth. Set aside.
  • Add the water or juice to a saucepan. Evenly sprinkle the gelatin over the liquid.
  • Set aside, without stirring, and allow the mixture to “bloom” for 2 minutes.
  • Once the liquid starts blooming, place the saucepan over medium-low heat; the mixture will be thick at this point, but this is how it should look like, so don’t worry.
  • Allow the mixture to liquefy, stirring it until it reaches a temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Add the honey and stir once again until it dissolves in gelatin.
  • Turn off the heat, pour the reserved puree into the liquid gelatin, and whisk well to combine.
  • Add the CBD oil and stir the mixture once again, until all ingredients are well combined.
  • Use a small pipette or syringe and fill your mold with the mixture.
  • Refrigerate for a minimum of 30 minutes. Keep the CBD gummies in the fridge overnight for the best consistency.
  • Remove the molds from the fridge and count the number of your gummies. Doing so will help you figure out the number of milligrams of CBD in each gummy.
  • Carefully pop the gummies out of the mold.
  • Transfer the gummy bears to an airtight container and keep them up in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks, or in a freezer for up to 4 months.

Voila! You’ve just made your first batch of CBD gummies.

Easy, right?

Once you try them, you’ll want to make another batch as soon as possible, so in order to help you master this recipe, we’ve put together a list of tips to make THE BEST CBD gummies ever.

Tips for Making Healthy CBD Gummies

  • Know your goals first: decide on how much CBD you want to use for the entire batch.
  • Adjust the amount of CBD to how you want to consume your gummies: are you going to eat the whole batch in one session, or do you want to take one or two gummies throughout the day as a means of daily supplementation?
  • Use different shapes or sizes of molds to prepare different dosages, even for a single batch.
  • Use honey instead of sugar or xylitol for a more natural flavor and extra health benefits
  • Make sure that your CBD oil comes from a trustworthy source.
  • Make your puree from fresh fruits; if you can’t find them fresh after the season, canned or frozen fruits will do the job just as well.
  • Use the fruit puree in a 1:1 ratio with a vegetable puree of your choice (e.g. carrots).
  • Having a dedicated gummy bear mold is great and helps much, but it is not an obligatory item. You can make CBD gummies at home in just about any container or mold you have and cut it to the desired shape and size to get the right amount of CBD per piece.

Homemade CBD Gummies: FAQ

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Are CBD Gummies Legal?

Technically yes, as long as the CBD is extracted from hemp and the final product contains 0.3% of THC or less. Hemp is federally legal thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill, which made it an agricultural commodity. You can easily find CBD gummies near you and online. Making CBD gummies at home for personal consumption is legal too. However, if you want to make sure you stay compliant with the law, check with your local state, city, or town for specific guidelines.

Do CBD Gummies Get You High?

No, similar to hemp-derived CBD oil, CBD gummies won’t get you high. However, since the market is unregulated, there’s always a risk of cross-contamination or improper labeling. In other words, some full-spectrum CBD oil may contain more than 0.3% THC, which may not only get you high but also cause troubles with the law. If you want to make sure your CBD gummies contain the legally acceptable amount of THC, look for the certificate of analysis of your CBD oil. These documents should be available to obtain from your supplier, either on its website or via email. Certificates of Analysis from independent laboratories show the CBD content of the tested batch, analyze its chemical profile, and look for common contaminants such as pesticides, heavy metals, mycotoxins, and residual solvents.

What Are the Best CBD Gummies for Sale?

Most transactions are made online these days, which is how most people buy CBD gummies. Although it’s possible to find CBD gummies in a local store, these are usually mediocre- to low-quality products that are priced higher than the products you can find online. The best CBD gummies you can buy locally are found in cannabis dispensaries, but then again, not every state has a recreational cannabis dispensary.

Here at Gold Bee, we make our CBD gummies using only organic ingredients. We extract CBD using gentle CO2 technology, which utilizes pressurized gas in low temperatures to provide pure and potent products. The entire Gold Bee collection is tested from seed to packaging in an independent laboratory to ensure you’re getting the same premium product with each purchase.

The Gold Bee CBD gummies come in a 30-count container and provide 25 mg of broad-spectrum CBD in each serving. As a broad-spectrum extract, these gummies offer some of the entourage effects, but without any THC, which makes them safe for people of different ages.

Homemade CBD Gummies vs Store-bought CBD Gummies

Making CBD gummies at home is fun and easy. You can prepare them using commonly available ingredients and some basic kitchen equipment. When you make your own batch of DIY CBD gummies, you are in charge of the quality of your ingredients; you can also adjust the dosage to your routine and infuse the gummy bears with your favorite flavors.

If you’re looking for a high-quality CBD oil for your infusion, we recommend our 1200 mg full-spectrum KIWI-flavored CBD oil. It carries a decent dose of 40 mg CBD in every milliliter and is sweetened with organic honey, adding even more nutritional value to your little treats.

Do you make CBD gummies at home? What are your favorite flavors? Let us know in the comment section!