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elderberry gummies recipe

Elderberry Gummies Recipe

Julie
In this recipe, we first make a juice from dried elderberries and other herbs then we use gelatin to make gummy shapes. You will enjoy them just as much as your kids! Trust me!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Cooling in Refrigerator 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 35 mins
Course Gummies
Cuisine American, Canadian
Servings 20 gummies
Calories 26 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 silicone mold
  • 1 Sauce pan
  • 1 cheesecloth

Ingredients
  

  • 50 gr dried elderberries about a 1/2 cup
  • 30 gr dried rose hips about 1/3 cup
  • 15 gr cinnamon chips about a 1/4 cup
  • 7 gr licorice root about 2 tablespoons
  • 7 gr nettle leaf about 2 tablespoons
  • 7 gr oatstraw about 2 tablespoons
  • 0.5 gr freshly ground pepper about 1 teaspoon
  • 3 cups apple cider
  • 3 tbsp gelatin for the second step

Instructions
 

Elderberry Syrup

  • Place all the ingredients in a medium sized sauce pan.
  • Bring to a simmer and continue to simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let cool a bit.
  • Strain through cheesecloth and squeeze well to extract the juice.
  • If you want to make the gummies, go to step 2.
  • If you want to simply make elderberry syrup, you can now add honey to your taste preference and keep it stored in the fridge.
  • The amount of honey you add will be the determining factor in how long it lasts. The more you add the longer it will last.
  • The dose I recommend for a child is 1-2 teaspoons a day. Adults can take 1-3 tablespoons per day. If you feel like you are getting sick you can drink up to a cup per day.

Step 2: Make the Gummies

  • Measure out 2 cups of the above juice (without the added honey).
  • Add more apple cider if necessary so you have the full two cups.
  • Reserve 1/2 cup of the juice in a measuring glass.
  • Put it in the fridge until it is cold.
  • Once it is cold, sprinkle the gelatin over the juice and let sit for one minute.
  • Bring the rest of the juice to a simmer.
  • Pour the hot juice over the cooled juice and gelatin, stirring briskly with a whisk.
  • Continue to whisk for about 2 minutes or until the gelatin is completely dissolved.
  • If desired, add honey. You might find it is sweet enough already.
  • Pour the mixture into silicon molds OR pour into a glass pan.
  • Put them in the fridge to harden.
  • Once they are hardened they should remain hard.
  • Remove them from the molds.If using a glass pan, cut them into cubes.

Notes

Store in a closed container in the fridge. They should last several weeks, but if your family is anything like mine, they won't last that long!
Gummies dosage
I recommend 1-2 small gummies a day for a child and 1-3 gummies for the adults.
Syrup dosage
The dose I recommend for a child is 1-2 teaspoons a day. Adults can take 1-3 tablespoons per day. If you feel like you are getting sick you can drink up to a cup per day.

Nutrition

Calories: 26kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 4mgPotassium: 54mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 90IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 16mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Elderberry, Elderberry gummies, Elderberry syrup, Gummies
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