Elderberry Honey Cough Drop Recipe

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Elderberry Honey Cough Drop Recipe


Ingredients for Elderberry Cough Drops

2 Tablespoons  dried elderberry
1 cup of water
1 cup of honey

    Bring 1 cup of water to boil and pour over dried elderberries. Let set for 20 minutes and strain off elderberries. In a quart pan add the honey & elderberry/water and heat over medium-high heat stirring constantly until it reaches 300°F. If you don’t have a candy thermometer, this usually takes about 30 minutes and can be tested by a drop of the mixture into ice water to see if it immediately hardens. It should harden to the point that the drop breaks if dropped on the counter. The mixture will also start to foam and separate. At this point, it is important to remove it from the heat quickly so it does not burn. Pour the mixture into candy molds, or pour drops onto a large baking sheet that has been greased with coconut oil (a silicon baking mat also works) Cool briefly in refrigerator or freezer and then wrap the drops individually in small pieces of parchment or wax paper Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. After about 1 ½ weeks you may notice the honey beginning to crystallize. 

    You can also use them in your teas.

    Want to give your cough drops more kick &  different flavor? Consider adding other herbs to boiled water & elderberries.  ~ 1 tsp to 1 Tbsp of slippery elm, coltsfoot,  cinnamon, or chamomile flowers could be interesting.

    Because of the honey these cough drops can not retain their form at room temperatures and they tend to be very sticky when warm, don't bite into them or your teeth will stick together. 

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