Zero-Carb Carnivore | Sour Gummies


Zero-Carb Carnivore | Sour Gummies are quick and easy to make at home.

Whether you’re keto/low-carb and just want zero-carb gummies, or your carnivore lifestyle is leaving you wanting a little sweet treat now and then, or you want to help repair a leaky gut, this recipe is for you.

With hydrolysed collagen as well as gelatine, these delicious gummies are full of essential amino acids, providing a healthy, nutritious supplement to whatever ‘diet’ you may be following.

How to Make Zero-Carb Carnivore | Sour Gummies

A few basic ingredients and a little time is all that is required to transform your favourite tea into yummy gummies.

Zero-Carb Carnivore | Sour Gummies

1) Make tea. Fruity or spicy tea bags work best. But whatever floats your boat will be just fine.

2) Dissolve a little stevia powder (totally optional, by the way) and collagen peptides into it (again, optional, but so good for skin, hair, joints and digestion – why leave it out?).

3) Let the liquid cool to room temperature.

4) Add the gelatine, stir and wait for it to bloom 20-30 minutes.

5) Re-heat gently to liquefy the gelatine. I do this step in the microwave: 800w power, 1 min, stir, 30 sec.

6) Stir in some food grade citric acid. It’s my favourite multi-purpose ingredient around the house: great for sour treats and brilliant as a fabric softener – my sparkling clean washer/dryer is very grateful… I urge you NOT to omit this one. It is THE key ingredient that gives them the wow factor.


7) Pour into chocolate moulds. Or use a square-ish glass vessel lined with cling film.


8) Chill until solid.

If you wish, you could add some colour by steeping dried butterfly pea flowers (or powder) into the tea. It won’t affect the flavour at all. Just remember that blue will turn to lilac/mauve/pink once you add citric acid.


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Zero-Carb Carnivore | Sour Gummies

Zero-Carb Carnivore | Sour Gummies

With or without sweetener, these gummies are super healthy and totally delicious.
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Course: Sweet Bites
Diet: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, High Protein, Keto, Ketovore, Low Calorie, Low Carb, Sugar Free, Zero Carb
Keywords: beef gelatine, candy, citric acid, collagen peptides, jelly, leaky gut, sour sweets, sweet & sour, sweets, tea bags, zero carb
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 32 gummies



  • put tea bags into 150 ml freshly boiled water and leave them to steep; best use a glass spouted jug.
  • strain the tea bags, add collagen and stevia, and stir until dissolved.
    2 tea bags of any kind, 10 g collagen peptides powder, 1 tsp pure stevia powder
  • top up with cold water to the 275 ml mark on your jug, then stir in gelatine and allow it to bloom for 20-30 minutes; you want it to be quite dense.
    275 ml water, 30 g beef gelatine powder
  • re-heat, stirring often, until the mixture liquefies (DO NOT allow it to reach simmering or boiling point) - I do this in the microwave, 800W power, 60 seconds then 30 seconds.
  • stir in citric acid just before you pour into chocolate moulds, or ice cube tray, or a square dish lined with cling film.
    1 tsp citric acid powder
  • chill until solid (about 30 mins depending on fridge temperature and mould size) before popping the gummies out (or cutting the block into cubes).
  • keep refrigerated.


I deepen the colour of my gummies with dried pea flowers (U.S. option HERE). If you want to do the same, put 1 heaped TBSP of pea flowers in a diffuser and dip it into the hot water alongside the tea bags. Steep for a few mins, or longer for a more intense blue, before discarding the flowers. Leave tea bags in the water to steep further and increase the gummies' flavour. Pea flowers will create LILAC/BLUE/PURPLE gummies, depending on the colour of your tea. Adding Citric Acid to the pea flower liquid will change it to PINK/MAGENTA.
Unless otherwise indicated, use Metric Kitchen Scales to measure ingredients accurately.
Metric Scales UK
Metric Scales U.S.


Serving: 1gummy | Calories: 5kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 1.3g | Fat: 0g
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  1. Thanks so much!5 stars

  2. Not sure if I read this correctly or a typo?

    “put tea bags into 150 ml freshly boiled water and leave them to steep….
    strain the tea bags, add collagen and stevia, and stir until dissolved.”
    ….. Then:
    “once the liquid has cooled to room temperature, re-measure to ensure you have 250 ml liquid – if not, top-up with water – then stir in gelatine and allow it to bloom for 20 minutes.”

    If you start off with 150ml,it can’t turn into 250, confusing, but thanks!

5 from 2 votes (1 rating without comment)

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