While we have been long time lovers of Sylling's Elderberry and the amazing benefits of their homemade syrup, we recently found a new way to take our daily dose. Schooling at home means that we are all learning in loads together. Sight words are something we work on daily, and what better way to be building up our vocabulary while also supporting our immune systems?
Scroll on down to learn how to make these educational edible immune boosters. Then head on over to Sylling's Elderberry to pick up a bottle today!
Elderberry Gummies Tutorial
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Pairing the power of Sylling's Elderberry syrup, filtered water and Great Lakes Gelatin gives your immune system a great big high-five in gummy form. We made these in an alphabet mold most recently while working on sight words for school, but you can truly use any silicone mold that best suits your season. It keeps things fun for the littles too! Not interested in making shapes to share? Cool! You can also pour and chill in a shallow glass container and then cut into squares or other various shapes.
(note: if I am making these in a mold and only have one, I cut this in half. Just like described in the video.)
- 1 cup Sylling's Elderberry (enter code THECHOSENNEST at checkout for 10% off your purchase!)
- 1/2 cup filtered water
- 4 TB Great Lakes Unflavored Gelatin
- silicone molds for shapes (alphabets, hearts, bears, worms, mermaid tails, numbers...so many options!)
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place your silicone mold on top.
Bring elderberry syrup and filtered water to a super gentle low boil in a small saucepan. Nothing intense here...you just want to warm it up well.
Add in the 4 TB of gelatin and whisk well. Keep in mind, this will start to get solid pretty quickly once it's removed from the heat and begins to cool down.
Fill the mold, pop into the freezer for fast chilling and repeat until all of your liquid is used. Keep in mind that if you are using fewer molds and there will be chill time to factor in, you'll want to leave your liquid over a low heat to make sure it doesn't become solid while you are waiting.
Store in the fridge in an air tight container and enjoy within a week. Gummies can turn moldy in time, so it's best to make smaller batches more often.
Recommended dose is 1TB daily for adults and 1tsp daily for children. Your intake here may vary based on the size of your mold, so measure it out if you'd like to know how much each gummy holds.