The kids are in school, and you know what that means – Germs!
That’s where elderberry comes in.
But what are elderberries? And why make gummies out of them?
Elderberry is an herbal supplement high in antioxidants. Many people use it to alleviate cold and flu symptoms when their little feels a bit under the weather. Best of all, these yummy gummies are super easy to make!
Ingredients & Tools:
- Silicone baby food freezer tray (like this one or this one)
- 1 cup elderberry syrup (Grab a sugar free version like this one if you’re avoiding sugar)
- ½ cup hot (not boiling) water
- ¼ cup gelatin powder
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- Grease freezer tray with coconut oil to prevent gummies from sticking.
- Combine ¼ cup of the elderberry syrup with the gelatin powder and quickly whisk or stir together.
- Add the hot water and stir quickly until smooth.
- Stir or whisk in the remainder of the elderberry syrup until smooth.
- Pour mixture into each section of baby food tray and refrigerate for 2-3 hours or until completely firm.
- Pop gummies out of tray and cut into bite sized pieces*
- Store in an airtight container with parchment paper between layers or freeze for later.
* If using a baby food storage tray with 1.5 oz sections, cut each gummy into 6 pieces. If using a tray with 3 oz sections, cut each gummy into 12 pieces. Serving size is 2 gummies a day. However, you may want to start your kiddo out on less in case their tummy is a bit sensitive to elderberry.
As with all herbal supplements, you should talk to your pediatrician before giving your child elderberry, especially if they have other medical conditions or treatments.