Elderberry contains powerful antioxidants (often used in the treatment of flu), making it a great immunity boosting treat that you can give to your kids or enjoy yourself!
Note: Honey is not recommended for people with severe deficient immune system or children under 1 year of age due to the very small risk of botulism. Nursing mothers should substitute honey with another sweetener or stevia if appropriate.
2 -1/2 cup filtered water
1/3 cup dried elderberries
½ cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
½ cup gelatin (Note: If you like firmer gummy like the ones you get from the store, you can add more gelatin)
1. Make a tea out of the elderberries: Bring water to boil, then add elderberries and simmer for 5 minutes, or until dark in color
2. Drain, reserving the liquid. You should have about 2 cups
3. Add in honey and vanilla and allow to cool
4. Stir in gelatin (it’s easier to stir into room temp liquid) until all clumps are out and mixture is uniform
5. Heat in a saucepan over medium-low until gelatin is all dissolved
6. Pour into a glass container to set
7. Allow to set in the fridge
8. Cut into approx. ½ inch by 1 inch cubes, or as desired
9. Take one or more daily, as desired
10. Store in the fridge
Experience with the amount of honey and gelatin for taste and texture. I personally like it with less honey than what the recipe calls for. It provides a touch of sweet without being too sweet. Enjoy!!!
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