Kombucha Gelée Recipe

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Homemade Kombucha Jello Recipe
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Our family has been brewing kombucha for years, both in a continuous brew system and with the regular jar method. I’ve passed on SCOBYs to friends and families and there is now a whole group in our area of people who brew kombucha. This kombucha gelée is a favorite at our house. It combines kombucha and gelatin to create a jello-like finished product that is fun for the kids to eat.

What is Kombucha?

Never heard of it?

Kombucha is a fermented tea beverage that is high in electrolytes, enzymes, and probiotics. I wrote about the many benefits of kombucha here, but in short, it is helpful for:

  • supporting proper immune function
  • improving digestion
  • aiding the body’s natural detoxification measures
  • assisting weight loss

There is a record of kombucha consumption from over 2,000 years ago and many cultures revered it for its health-promoting abilities.

How to Make Kombucha

Kombucha is now widely available at many stores and even some restaurants. I personally prefer to make my own since it is incredibly simple to make and it saves a lot of money over store-bought versions. I can typically make 2+ gallons for the cost of one 16-ounce bottle at the store.

I also like that I can customize the flavor options at home and create a carbonated finished product by adding fresh or frozen fruit. My current favorite method is adding frozen organic berries to the kombucha (once the SCOBY has been removed and added to a new batch) to make a really carbonated and slightly sweet soda-type drink.

Here are the instructions for making kombucha with the traditional jar method or these explain how to do it with a continuous brew system.

Homemade or store-bought kombucha will work in this recipe!

Why Kombucha Gelée?

I’m also a big fan of gelatin for its own health-promoting benefits, and this recipe combines the beneficial properties of gelatin with the great taste and benefits of kombucha. It is simple to make and a fun activity to let the children help with.

I prefer to use carbonated kombucha in this recipe since it gives the final product fun bubbles. Most store-bought versions are pre-carbonated, but if making at home, this can be accomplished with a second ferment, which adds natural carbonation.

You’ll need:

Homemade Kombucha Jello Recipe

Kombucha Gelée Recipe

A delicious jello type recipe made with immune boosting kombucha and gut-healthy gelatin for a delicious and nourishing treat
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Calories 92kcal
Author Katie Wells


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  • Pour 1/2 cup of the kombucha into a small saucepan.
  • Sprinkle the gelatin powder on top and whisk in with a fork or wire whisk.
  • Turn heat on low and heat just enough to dissolve the gelatin so now powder remains. I check this by rubbing a tiny amount between my fingers and making sure I don’t feel any grit or remaining powder.
  • Remove from heat and pour into a medium size bowl.
  • Quickly whisk in the remaining kombucha.
  • Pour into a lightly greased 8×8 or 9×13 baking dish.
  • Place in refrigerator for 4 hours or overnight until completely set.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Nutrition Facts
Kombucha Gelée Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 92
% Daily Value*
Sodium 33mg1%
Carbohydrates 18.8g6%
Sugar 5.5g6%
Protein 3g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Make sure you’re using carbonated kombucha for fun bubbles in your Jell-o!

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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


15 responses to “Kombucha Gelée Recipe”

  1. Ann Avatar

    Dear Katie,
    I have never heard of Kombucha Gelee before.
    In point 3 of your recipe, you state “so now powder remains” I believe this is a typing error. If one followed that direction there would be no fluid left.
    If you meant “no powder remains” that makes more sense, especially as you are using ‘low’ heat.
    When making jelly, I usually can see if the grains are still visible or not while stirring. That’s why only small amounts of fluid are used to dissolve the gelatin grains, as you say.
    Maybe this idea would work with using Sago/Tapioca pearls instead of gelatin as an alternative for a different texture.
    Thanks to Tanja for her sensible hint with removing the dessert.

    Grace, Best wishes and thanks for what you do.

  2. Elizabeth Elias Avatar
    Elizabeth Elias

    Hello, dear wellness mama , first of all I want to say thank you for your hard work, and helping us to get healthier lifestyles, so my question that I have is how can i use my kambucha scoby,in a gelatin , for my children’s probiotic, not just the kambucha drink, but the scoby itself, thanks for your help.

  3. Silviana Avatar

    Is kombucha safe for toddlers in small amounts? I keep hearing different opinions about it.

  4. Tanja Odzak-Goppold Avatar
    Tanja Odzak-Goppold

    5 stars
    you know, you don’t NEED to put jello into a greased container.

    All you have to do is put the jello mold into some warm water for a couple min.

    check it!

    after 1-2 minutes, the jello touching the mold will start to melt a little. gently pull the jello away from the edges of the mold, this will also let you assess how well the separation is happening. you will easily be able to put a plate over your mold, flip it, and the jello will fall out onto your plate.

    SO EASY!

    note: the thicker your jello mold (be it a real mold, or a square pyrex), the longer it will take melt the jello a smidge. just keep that in mind.

    I’ve just heard COUNTLESS stories of people spraying nasty ole’ PAM on their jello molds bc they didn’t know this old technique.

  5. Lana Avatar

    What a wonderful idea, I always have more kombucha than I can drink! And I love jello! Thank you 🙂

  6. Emily Avatar

    Thanks for this recipe Katie! I ‘very been missing jello recently since I can’t eat honey currently and most jello recipes call for honey!!!

  7. Dana McFarland Avatar
    Dana McFarland

    5 stars
    I have never heard of this! I know so many people that would love this, kombucha is the new thing 🙂 I really can’t stand the taste of it but apparently I am the only one. May have to link to this recipe on the new blog!

    Love your posts!

    1. Tanja Odzak-Goppold Avatar
      Tanja Odzak-Goppold

      that’s why you’re only heating a tiny smidge of booch.

      alternatively, you can heat water or juice to get the gelatin to dilute.

      but when you mix it with the kombucha, make sure it’s not hot.

  8. Cheryll Avatar

    I think you wrote the recipe wrong. It says to put 1/2 cup gelatin in saucepan. Did you mean Kombucha?

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