Elderberry Cold & Flu Gummies

I have to admit, I thought this was going to be a lot more complicated then it actually turned out to be! These little gummies, pack a big anti-inflammatory punch with elderberry, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and raw honey these will be sure to help you beat that nasty cold or flu!

I have always been big on stopping sickness before it really hits hard with natural remedies, I have used echinacea, Vit C, ginseng and many others but elderberry has been by far the hardest hitter of the whole gang!

In the past month there have been some really nasty bugs going around and I have been exposed to a lot of sick people and kids! I have successfully kept two bouts of this bug at bay using elderberry syrup, tea and now gummies!

The gummies are great for when you think you might be getting sick, and the tea is more for after the fact. Although they contain the same ingredients, the warmth from the tea, and the vapours help cold and flu symptoms a lot more than just popping a couple gummies.

Also, if you have kids it will be a lot easier to get them to take a gummy bear than sit and sip some tea! Haha!

Keep them in the fridge for up to a week, or freeze for later use, these little guys are awesome! And super fun!

Recipe

Makes about 200 gummy bears

30-60 servings (3-6 per serving)
  • 3, 1/2 C water
  • 2/3 C dried elderberries
  • 2 sticks cinnamon
  • 1 tsp whole cloves
  • 1×2 inch chunk of fresh ginger (chopped, skin on)
  • 6 tbsp geletin
  • 1/2 C of raw honey

First make the syrup by adding first 5 ingredients to a sauce pan, bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 45 – 60 minutes.

Once mixture is ready, you have two options…

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Ingrédients

    Makes about 200 gummies
  • 3, 1/2 C water
  • 2/3 C dried elderberries
  • 2 sticks cinnamon
  • 1 tsp whole cloves
  • 1×2 inch chunk of fresh ginger (chopped, skin on)
  • 6 tbsp gelatine
  • 1/2 C of raw honey


Instructions


First make the syrup by adding first 5 ingredients to a sauce pan, bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 45 – 60 minutes.


    Once mixture is ready, you have two options

  1. Add only the honey and 1-2 tbsp gelatine to make elderberry syrup
  2. Add honey and all 6 tbsp gelatine to make gummies


  1. Add only the honey and 1-2 tbsp gelatine to make elderberry syrup
  2. Add honey and all 6 tbsp gelatine to make gummies

If going for option one, simply dissolve last two ingredients, then store in the fridge in an air tight container.

For option 2, make sure your moulds are ready before adding gelatine, and be sure to keep the mixture hot as it will start to solidify. Putting moulds on a packing sheet can be helpful!

Using a candy dropper add contents to moulds of your choosing. Here I used gummy bear moulds that made about two hundred 3/4 x 1/2 inch bears. Found them on Amazon of course!

Pop them in the fridge for about an hour, and you are done! Store in air tight container in fridge for up to a week or in freezer for future use.

Oops! You added too much gelatine but wanted to make the syrup? If your syrup gels in the container you are storing it in, don’t throw it away, just scoop it out with a spoon, or you can even slowly heat up the jar and pour it out into something more practical.

You can even heat it like I said above, put it back in a sauce pan and add a little more water, to get the syrup you wanted originally!

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