Homemade Elderberry Gummy Vitamins
Kids love gummy vitamins, but they often contain artificial colors and flavors or other questionable ingredients. And if you have more than one child, those pricey bottles of vitamins don't last very long. This homemade version is easy to make and fun for your little ones.
- Serves: 30 persons
- 2cups dried elderberries
- 2cups distilled water
- ½cup dried rosehips
- ½cup dried hibiscus flowers
- 1tablespoon grated fresh ginger
- 1cinnamon stick
- 6whole cloves
- 8tablespoons grass-fed gelatin (such as Great Lakes®)
- 1cup raw, local honey
- 12ounces pureed strawberries
Step 1Combine elderberries, distilled water, rosehips, hibiscus flowers, ginger, cinnamon stick, and cloves in a heavy saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes.
Step 2Strain mixture through a sieve into a bowl, squeezing all juice from berries. Discard solids. Return liquid to the saucepan over low heat. Sprinkle gelatin on top and whisk until dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool until mixture is warm but no longer hot. Stir in honey or pureed strawberries until dissolved.
Step 3Immediately pour mixture into fun-shaped silicone molds a 9x13-inch baking pan lightly greased with coconut oil.
Step 4Refrigerate until hardened, about 30 minutes. Remove gummies from molds or cut into pieces. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator