Jellies, or gummies, are a fun and tasty way to take herbs, for adults and kids alike! Using elderberry syrup, any fruit juice you like (tart, fresh-squeezed citrus worked really well here), gelatin powder (sub agar agar for a plant based version) and whatever daily tincture you’re trying to incorporate into your routine - I used Reishi Extract for its immune balancing effects but any tincture in our line would be great to use here.
Recipe makes about 15-20 gummies
1/2 c water
2.5 Tbs gelatin powder or agar agar
1/2 c fruit juice + optional zest
2 Tbs tincture or about 15-20 doses
1/2 to 1 c Elderberry Syrup
To make the gummies, add the gelatin powder and water to a sauce pan over low/medium heat and stir until entirely dissolved. Turn the heat off and little by little add the fruit juice to the saucepan to temper the gelatin. Proceed by adding the tincture and elderberry syrup to the mixture. I suggest straining the liquid through a sieve at this point - I didn’t do this but I think the texture would be better if I had. Pour into a flat bottomed dish, ice cube trays, or candy moulds and place in the fridge until cool and gelled. When completely set up, remove the contents from the dish and cut into pieces, if necessary. Keep in the fridge if they won't be consumed within the week.
You can view a video with audio instructions to this recipe here.
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