Cold or flu have you down? Send them packing with this immune-boosting treat! Elderberry gummies are simple and cost-effective to make and kid approved!!
You will also need a pourable, glass container (I like using a 2 cup glass measuring cup). A large glass bowl. And four silicone fruit molds. See links in the post to order these items.
Add stevia and lemon juice to elderberry syrup and whisk.
Heat 1/2 cup of the elderberry syrup to almost boiling (smoking).
Add gelatin to a glass bowl and add the heated elderberry syrup a little at a time whisking continuously while adding it.
Transfer to a pourable container like the glass measuring cup
Slowly and carefully fill the molds. You can also use a tablespoon if you prefer.
Put in the fridge until set (about an hour).
Carefully, flip over and pop out of mold by pushing on each gummie with your finger. And, that’s it!
Make sure that the molds are completely dry before adding the gummies. I didn’t have any issues with the gummies sticking in the molds, but if you’re afraid that you might, then you can spray them with olive oil or use the coconut oil in the molds.
If the gummies start to set while you’re still pouring them, you can heat them again and they will liquify again. This happened to me, and I just put the glass measuring cup on the eye of the stove on medium heat, and within a couple of minutes they liquified beautifully.
The Elderberry Syrup contains quite a bit of raw honey.
CHILDREN UNDER 2: Do not use. Consult your healthcare practitioner. CHILDREN 2 to 6: 2 gummies every 4 hours, CHILDREN 7 to 12: 3 gummies every 4 hours, AGES 13 and UP: 4-5 gummies every 4 hours
WARNING: Could pose a choking hazard for young children. Please cut up in smaller pieces.