Elderberry Gummies Recipe

Gummies are back! 

These little gems have been out of stock for a while due to their extremely short shelf life.  It was truly heartbreaking to throw away jar after jar of gummies because they had started to mold in the early summer months. We are finalizing some tweaks to the recipe and ensuring the life span is where we expect, and these are now back in stock here . As the gummies are not shipping friendly, we’ve posted the recipe below for those out of the area, or who want to make on their own.

After months of following different recipes, changing fridge temps, trying many kinds of release agents, and ordering new molds, we now have a winning combination.  We finally deduced that it was the release agent, coconut oil, that we had chosen that was causing the mold to appear at random times.  Most jars lasted over a month while some lasted only a week, it was very bizarre and frustrating.

In the end, we have invested in extremely high quality molds that do not require any release agent.  Unfortunately, the price of these changes is that we can’t make fun dinosaur or robot shapes anymore.  Not to worry, we have tested the appeal of the simple shapes on own daughters and they are more than happy with the little domes. 

We do understand that some children are extra picky and are more than happy to share the recipe in case you’d like to make your own fun shapes to make your little ones happy. This recipe will also come in handy for those customers that can only get our elderberry syrup through shipping. 

The gummies must be refrigerated at all times and cannot be shipped.  We wish you luck in making your own elderberry syrup gummies and keeping your kiddos well! 

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/4 cups elderberry syrup (One 18 oz Bottle)
  • 1/3 cup beef gelatin, Great Lakes brand is best
  • 3/4 tart cherry juice 

Directions:

  • Lay out all silicon molds on a cookie sheet or some flat surface for easy transfer to fridge. 
  • Place 1/2 cup of the syrup in a bowl and sprinkle with beef gelatin, do not mix at this time. 
  • In small saucepan or metal measuring cup, combine tart cherry juice and ¼ cup elderberry syrup. 
  • When small bubbles start to appear in saucepan, begin mixing the bowl of gelatin and syrup until well combined. 
  • Bring syrup and cherry juice to a light boil and immediately place in bowl with gelatin mixture. 
  • Mix until all gelatin is dissolved. 
  • Add cold 1 1/2 cup of elderberry syrup and continue stirring. 
  • Place about 5 ml of mixture in each mold cavity using dropper. 
  • Place in fridge overnight, remove from molds and place in glass jar.  Store in fridge for up to 3 weeks.
  • Makes approximately 140 gummies.

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