Elderberry Syrup Gummies are a tasty and sweet way to get a dose of Elderberry Syrup. Elderberry Syrup is believed to be a strong antioxidant, and a safe, natural remedy for warding off colds and the flu!
In a medium sauce pan, add the elderberries, water cinnamon stick, ginger, and cloves. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and let simmer for 30-45 minutes (reduce as much as you want).
Strain the mixture into a glass bowl and allow it to cool to warm, or room temperature.
Add the lemon juice and honey to the cooled syrup and whisk until fully incorporated (if you add the honey to hot syrup, it will kill off the some or the beneficial properties of the raw honey). Don't use honey if giving to babies under 2 yrs (check with pediatrician).
Measure and reserve one cup of the syrup for the gummies.
Cool the remaining syrup and transfer to a glass jar or bottle with a lid. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.
Place the silicone gummy molds on a baking sheet or large platter to support them.
In a small bowl, add 1/4 cup of the cooled elderberry syrup, and then whisk in the gelatin well to dissolve.
Add in the hot water and stir well until thoroughly dissolved.
Stir in the remaining elderberry syrup.
Carefully pour the mixture into each mold, filling to the top. A miniature baster/dropper works well for this.
Put the baking sheet with the molds on it into the refrigerator and chill about 1 hour, or until they become firm.
Pop the gummies out of the molds and place into a glass airtight container with a lid. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.
Dosage can be from 1 to 3 gummies a day for kids 2 and over, depending on the size mold you use (check with pediatrician to be sure of dosage, and if these are right for your kids/situation).
*Use a little more gelatin if you want the gummies a bit chewier.
As I'm not a medical professional, and am not intending to give any kind of medical advice, please check with your doctor before using and check for any drug interactions, etc. Do some research, and use at your own risk.
Calories are approximate and will vary with the ingredients you use, and the size of the molds you use.