Gummies are a great way to get the valuable and nutritive properties of herbs in an easy to take flavorful way. Making your own gummies allows you to control the quality of the ingredients used, as well as the ability to customize your blend by adding flavors and/or additional supplements that you may need. This recipe has a hearty Elderberry taste with hints of cinnamon and ginger.
- Place herbs in water and bring to low boil. Boil until water is reduced to 1 1/2 cups.
- Strain herbs and discard. Allow syrup to cool slightly and then add honey, stirring well.
- Whisk in gelatin until dissolved.
- Working quickly, pour into molds set on a cookie sheet (this makes for easier carrying to the refrigerator). If you are not using molds, you can pour syrup into an 8 x 12 baking dish.
- Set sheet/baking dish in refrigerator until gel has set. You may also place in the freezer, being aware that frost will form on top and will need to be scraped off.
- When ready, take out of molds. If using baking dish, cut into 1 inch squares. If covered, will keep in the refrigerator for 4-6 weeks.
3 cups Water
6 Tablespoons dried Elderberries OR 1 cup fresh/frozen Elderberries
2 Cinnamon Sticks OR 1 1/2 teaspoons Cinnamon Chips (NOT powder)
5 whole pods Cardamom
3/4 teaspoon dried Ginger Root pieces (NOT powder)
1/4 cup Raw Honey
1/4 cup gelatin