How to make elderberry gummies
As a mom of a toddler I’m constantly looking for ways to keep her from getting sick. My pediatrician recommended I get some elderberry syrup which has immune boosting properties. To make it more fun, and more likely for kids to take, you can create your very own elderberry gummies with this easy recipe.
We made ours in a fun dinosaur shape but you can make them as gummy bears or any other shape your kids love.
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Elderberry Syrup Gummy ingredients
To make these homemade gummies you’ll need just a few simple things.
- Elderberry syrup (You can buy a bottle or make your own using this elderberry syrup recipe)
- Silicone molds
- Optional: fruit juice, we used apple juice in ours
For younger kids you may want to cut the gummies into pieces as gummy items can present a choking hazard. I’ll probably be cutting my daughters until she’s at least 3!
- Purchase a bottle of elderberry syrup or make your own using this elderberry syrup recipe.
- Add both your elderberry syrup and cold fruit juice to a small sauce pan.
- Shake your gelatin powder over the top of the cold liquid.
- Once all of your gelatin powder has absorbed some liquid, turn your heat on medium low.
- Stir the mixture until warmed well and the gelatin liquid is no longer grainy. Do NOT bring to a boil. You want to warm it, but not hot.
- Working quickly, fill up each of your molds with your gummy mixture.
- Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.
- Gently pop the dinosaur elderberry gummies out of the molds and store in an air tight container.
- This recipe will make approximately 46 dinosaur gummies.
- Before starting to make your gummies, we suggest getting all of your silicon molds ready and stabilized on a baking sheet.
- Grease each pocket with a small amount of coconut oil or vegetable oil. This will make them pop out much easier.
- When making your gummies, as long as you keep your liquid to gelatin ratio the same, you can change the ratios to fit your tastes and needs.
- We used 10ml candy molds. Which means they hold about 2 tsp of liquid. This is twice the dose of elderberry syrup generally given to kids. This is why we use a mixture of elderberry syrup and juice or water to make each gummy contain 1 tsp of elderberry syrup.
- I recommend cutting the gummy into pieces for kids younger than 3 as gummy items can be a choking hazard.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 46 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 18 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 7mg Carbohydrates: 4g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 3g Protein: 1g