Bundle up! All the warm fuzzy togetherness is upon us. It’s the crackling fires, cozy movie nights, holiday outings, and memory making time of year.
These nutritious fruity treats will be a welcome way to get some elderberry and echinacea love into the kids (and everyone else in the family!) without all the sugar, artificial flavors and colors. They’ll have fun helping you make them, and you’ll sleep a little more soundly. (Probably. Well maybe. Okay fine, we can hope anyway, can’t we??)
How to Make Delicious Elderberry Gummies
- ¾ C water
- ¾ C lemon juice
- 5 -6 Organic Elderberry Immune Tea bags
- 6 Tbsp. grass-fed beef gelatin
- 6 Tbsp granular organic monk fruit or sweetener of your choice
- Boil 1 cup of water, remove from heat, pour ¾ cup into glass measuring cup. Add the elderberry tea bags, steep for 5 minutes. Allow to cool.
- While steeping, add gelatin and sweetener to lemon juice in a saucepan. Whisk until blended, warm over low heat, stirring constantly.
- Once cooled, add brewed tea to the lemon juice mixture, whisk in until well incorporated.
- Heat until the color changes to be more translucent. Do not overheat.
- Pour the liquid into glass measuring cup, then into silicone gummy molds.
- Let cool until they begin to set, then place in the refrigerator until gummies are completely set.
- Remove from the molds and store in a glass airtight container.
Why Organic Monk Fruit?
Organic Elderberry Immune Tea is already lightly sweetened with a touch of organic stevia leaf, so we’ve found that a little certified organic monk fruit creates the perfect balance without adding extra calories or sugar.
A little background on monk fruit:
- It’s a natural sweetener extracted from a small round fruit in the gourd family, also known as Luo Han Guo
- It’s about 300 times sweeter than sugar with zero calories and a zero-glycemic-response index.
- It’s safe for everyone in the family
These purple gems are a welcome treat to thrill your kids with gelatin-rich gummies they’ll love without the added sugar in elderberry syrup!
Pro Mom Hack: Pop a few in the kids’ school lunchboxes! Like an extra hug from you to their immune systems.