With seasons changing comes “lovely” runny noses and head colds. Trying to avoid sickness with 3 kids in the house can feel like an uphill climb. I need some defense! Elderberry Gummies are simple and fast. These will get those immunities stronger and the kids love them! Honestly, I love them too😘
Start by steeping dried elderberries in very hot water. I used my tea kettle to get the water nice and hot. Simply pour the hot water over the berries in a medium sized bowl like the one pictured here. Set the timer for 20 minutes. Steeping the elderberries releases their healing properties into the water. Elderberries are amazing because they are high in both Vitamin C and A. They are known for being a healing agent for multiple respiratory issues.
Once done steeping, strain the berries out of the water and pour in a medium saucepan. Heat on medium-low, then add in the honey and lemon juice.
As the juice heats, sprinkle in the gelatin and Arabic gum. Whisking is a great way to keep the sauce from clumping. Stir continuously for 5 minutes or until sauce begins to slightly thicken.
I LOVE using little syringes to get the juice into the molds. These can be purchased online here or simply use a clean medicine syringe – easy to get if you have little kids.
Don’t you love these gummy bear molds??!? I found them here for a steal!!
Allow the gummies to set for an hour or overnight if you prefer. Once set, they pop out of the molds easily. Store in an airtight container for 3 days or refrigerate if you want them to last longer. Keep in mind that eating real food means no preservatives, so these little gummies will not keep for months in your cupboards like store-bought ones do.