This recipe for homemade Gummy Bears Multivitamin is vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free, and naturally flavored. If you are looking for a cost-effective way to enhance your family’s health, this recipe’s for you.

If you like these homemade multivitamins you may also like this recipe for Vitamin C Anti Inflammatory Juice.

Gummy Bears Multivitamin (Vegan, Gluten-free) in a glass jar on a grey table cloth.

These homemade gummy bear vitamins are cute, colorful, and nutritious. Best of all they cost a handful of what a multi-vitamin costs at the store. So, if you are looking for an option to store-bought, give this gummy recipe a try.

This recipe is easy and simple. Included below are instructions on how to make red gummy bears from beet juice and orange ones from pure carrot juice. However the choice is yours, so please find the flavor and color your little one will enjoy or use these recipes as a template.

What is agar agar powder?

No typo here, this is what it is called. Agar agar is a natural vegan-vegetarian source of gelatin. Unlike gelatin which is made from animal collagen, agar agar is a natural vegetable gelatin made from seaweed, making these gummy vitamins without gelatin makes them suitable for those who are vegan or vegetarian. If you can’t find agar agar at your local grocery store you may need to make a trip to a health food store.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe For Multivitamin Gummy Bears

Kid-friendly: These brightly colored gummy bears are so cute, the kids will love them.

Simple: If you thought making gummies from scratch was complicated, this recipe will show you it is pretty easy.

Clean ingredients: No artificial colors, added sugars or hard to pronounce ingredients in these gummy vitamins.

Suitable for vegans: These non gelatin gummy bears can be eaten by those who follow a vegan diet.

Gummy Bears Multivitamin (Vegan, Gluten-free). A bowl of red gummy bears and a bowl of orange gummy bears on a grey table cloth.

Ingredients For Vegan Gummy Vitamins

CARROT GUMMY BEARS

  • Carrot – Use a peeled carrot to add an orange color.
  • Water – Tap water or filtered water are both fine.
  • Maple syrup – If you want sweet gummies, add maple syrup. This is optional.
  • Liquid multivitamin – Use a liquid multivitamin that you can add to the mixture like this one here.
  • Agar agar powder – Agar agar powder helps thicken the gummies.

BEET GUMMY BEARS

  • Beet root – You’ll need a small beet root.
  • Water – Tap water or filtered water are both fine.
  • Maple syrup – Optional
  • Liquid multivitamin
  • Agar agar powder
Gummy Bears Multivitamin (Vegan, Gluten-free). Orange and red gummy bears on a grey table cloth.

How To Make Gummy Vitamins

Step 1: Place the carrot (or beet, one flavor at a time, same process) water, maple syrup in a blender and blend.

Step 2: Using a fine mesh strainer, strain the concentrated juice into a glass bowl. Add the multivitamin and agar agar powder and whisk to combine. Set aside for 5 mins while you work on the next flavor.

Step 3: Pour the carrot mixture into a sauce pan and bring to a simmer, whisking constantly to dissolve any powder.

Step 4: Remove the saucepan from the heat and pour the liquid into the gummy bear mold using the dropper that comes with it.

Step 5: Refrigerate the mold to set the gummy bears and then remove the bears from the mold and store them in a jar in the fridge.

Beet juice in a glass measuring cup with a wooden handled whisk. Carrot juice in a glass measuring cup with a wooden handled whisk, beets and carrots.
Gummies in a gummy mold.

Tips and Variations

Change up the color: Instead of beets and carrots, use a green vegetable to get green gummies or try blueberries for purplish gummies.

Add different nutrients: Try making vitamin c gummies with just vitamin c, add probiotic powder instead of the multivitamin powder or incorporate some omega 3 fats.

Buy a mold: Buy a gummy bear silicone mold so the vitamins are cute and look appealing. It isn’t essential to have this mold but it does help make the gummies kid friendly.

Date the gummies: In case you forget when you made them, label the jar with the date.

Red and orange gummies in a glass jar on a grey table cloth.

FAQs

can i make a gummy multivitamin without gelatin?

Yes, you absolutely can! You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to make gelatin free multivitamins at home. With the right ingredients and a special mold, they come together easily.

is the dosing the same as store bought gummies?

Homemade gummies may not have the same dosage. The best thing to do is to check the dosing information on the liquid multivitamin.

can i use different vegetables or fruit to make gummy vitamins?

Yes, you can play around with different fruits and vegetables to get the color and flavor you like.

Are gummy vitamins gluten free?

It is important to check the label if you are buying gummy vitamins at the store. This recipe for gummy vitamins is gluten free.

Red and orange gummies in a glass jar on a grey table cloth.

Make Ahead and Storage

Make ahead: These vegan vitamin gummies will last quite a few weeks in the fridge so there’s no problem with making them ahead of time. This recipe allows for up to 10 gummy vitamins a day for a month supply, however you can make the adjustments that work best for you.

Storage: Store uneaten gummies in the fridge in an airtight container.

Red and orange gummies in a glass jar on a grey table cloth.

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Note these are vitamins, not candy so keep them out of reach of children and read the multivitamin label carefully for the suggested dosage.

5 from 7 votes

Gummy Bears Multivitamin (Vegan + Gluten-free)

by Silvia Ribas
Prep: 12 minutes
Cook: 3 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 300 Vitamins

Ingredients 

Carrot Gummy Bears

  • 1 medium carrot
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup optional
  • 30 tbsp liquid multivitamin
  • 1 1/2 tsp agar agar powder

Beet Gummy Bears

  • 1 small beet root
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup optional
  • 30 tbsp liquid multivitamin
  • 1 1/2 tsp agar agar powder

Instructions 

  • In a blender add the carrot (or beet, one flavor at a time, same process!) water, maple syrup, and blend.
  • Using a fine mesh strainer, strain the concentrated juice into a glass bowl. Add the multivitamin and agar agar powder and whisk to combine. Set aside for 5 mins while you work on the next flavor.
  • When done, come back to the carrot multivitamin juice and bring to a simmer, whisking constantly to dissolve any remaining solids/ powder residue (2-3 mins)
  • Remove from heat and pour into the gummy bear mold using the dropper (which comes included with the gummy bear mold).
  • Refrigerate for 2-3 hours to set. Remove from mold and store in a jar. Keep refrigerated.

Notes

This recipe makes about 300 gummy multivitamins, however, the mold only holds 100 at a time.
Option 1. Buy 3 packages of the gummy silicone mold.
Option 2. Pour the remaining liquid multivitamin into a flat shallow glass container and when set, cut into small cubes. 

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Course: Extra, Kids, Vitamin
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  1. I am concerned that heating the vitamins might destroy the nutrients. Can you just add the liquid vitamins to the juice/agar agar mixture and not heat the vitamin liquid?

    1. The agar agar won’t dissolve properly without it be heated. But just to let you know I am going to re-visit this recipe in January and make the necessary changes so it is perfect!