Elderberry Syrup Gummies Easy Recipe

Elderberry syrup gummies are super easy to make and very kid-friendly! They’re my children’s favorite way to take their elderberry syrup!

elderberry syrup gummies

Homemade elderberry gummies will make taking elderberry syrup something your kids actually look forward to!

Why Take Elderberry Syrup?

In my post showing you how to make homemade elderberry syrup, we talked about all the benefits of elderberries.

Elderberries have been shown to possibly be effective in fighting the flu (among many other things). As stated on WebMD:

A specific elderberry juice syrup seems to relieve flu symptoms and reduce the length of time the flu lasts when taken by mouth within 48 hours of the first symptoms. Taking elderberry lozenges within 24 hours of the first symptoms also seems to reduce flu symptoms. Relief seems to occur within 2 to 4 days of treatment for most people. Taking a product that contains elderberry juice and echinacea also seems to relieve symptoms and reduce the length of time flu lasts. It seems to work similar to the prescription drug oseltamivir (Tamiflu).

Those are great reasons to try elderberry syrup during cold and flu season!

Elderberry Syrup Gummies

Despite the amazing benefits of elderberry syrup, my kids don’t always look forward to taking it. Unless I turn it into gummies, that is!

Whenever I have a batch of these in the refrigerator, they actually beg for them!

And, they’re a lot less messy than the syrup. These are a win/win!

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Supplies Needed to Make Elderberry Gummies

elderberry syrup gummies

You only need a few ingredients to take your elderberry syrup to the next level. Gelatin is the key ingredient!

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How to Make Elderberry Syrup Gummies

After making your homemade elderberry syrup (I make mine in the Instant Pot), it’s a simple process to turn that syrup into gummies.

Related Post: Instant Pot Elderberry Syrup

Don’t want to make your own? Find pre-made elderberry syrup gummies here.

Here’s how to make it.

Heat 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan until hot but not boiling.

Put 1 cup elderberry syrup in a large bowl and gradually sprinkle 1/4 cup gelatin on top. While gradually sprinkling the gelatin on the elderberry syrup, stir very gently with a fork to combine, just enough to moisten the gelatin powder.

Let the gelatin sit for a minute until it starts to gel a bit.

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Add hot water to gelatin/syrup mixture and whisk together until well-mixed and gelatin has dissolved.

Pour mixture into molds (or use a small dropper to carefully drop into the molds). My kids love the little gummy bear silicone molds.

The gummy bear mold we have comes with a dropper, which is handy.

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We also have a Lego one which is a favorite. If you don’t want to use a mold, you can also just put the gelatin into a glass dish and cut in squares after it firms up.

elderberry syrup gummies

Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until firm.

Remove gummies from molds and place in an airtight container.

elderberry syrup gummies

Store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

We take a few of these daily (depending on the size of the mold you used, the amount will vary) if we’ve been exposed to illness.

Elderberry Syrup Gummies

Elderberry syrup gummies are an easy way to get kids excited about taking elderberry syrup! First make your own elderberry syrup and then turn it into gummy bears with this simple recipe!
Keyword: elderberry syrup, elderberry syrup gummies
Author: Joy at Artful Homemaking

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup elderberry syrup
  • 1/4 cup gelatin

Instructions

  • Heat 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan until hot but not boiling.
  • Put 1 cup elderberry syrup in a large bowl and gradually sprinkle 1/4 cup gelatin on top. While gradually sprinkling the gelatin on the elderberry syrup, stir very gently with a fork to combine, just enough to moisten the gelatin powder. Let the gelatin sit for a minute until it starts to gel a bit.
  • Add hot water to gelatin/syrup mixture and whisk together until well-mixed and gelatin has dissolved.
  • Pour mixture into molds (or use a small dropper to carefully drop into the molds).
  • Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until firm.
  • Remove gummies from molds and place in an airtight container.
  • Store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Notes

We take a few of these daily (depending on the size of the mold you used, the amount will vary) if we've been exposed to illness. 

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24 Comments

  1. Love this idea but how would you figure out the dosage? How could you store them longer than 2 weeks? Thanks so much!

    1. Hi Kathie! I don’t know what the exact dosage would be. We personally just take around 1-3 daily if we’ve been exposed to something. Homemade gummies usually freeze fairly well, although ours never last that long so I haven’t tried it. But you could try freezing them.

  2. Hi, I made my gummies and they came out great but are sticking to each and won’t separate. What can I use or put on them so they don’t stick?

    1. Hi Lynne! I let mine firm up in the fridge in the molds, and they’re less sticky after this. They do tend to stick together a little bit if you put them all in a container together, but I’ve always been able to easily separate them. If they’re still sticky after firming up in the fridge in the molds, you could separate them in the storage container with a layer of parchment or waxed paper.

  3. Hello! Thanks for the recipe!

    My syrup seems to taste bitter when making it with the InstantPot. Also how many gummies do adults and kids take if using the gummy bear molds that you have? Thanks

    1. I have an easy recipe for making it on the stove top here: https://www.artfulhomemaking.com/how-to-make-elderberry-syrup/ if you’d prefer to try that recipe. It does cook a bit longer and slower in the stove top version, so maybe that would help?

      For prevention (if we think we’ve been exposed to illness), I have kids (over one) take 4 gummy bears daily (the gummy bear molds make very tiny gummies!). If they’re actively sick, I give them 4 gummies every 3-4 hours. For teens and adults, we take about 6-8 gummies for prevention, and about 6-8 gummies every few hours when we’re actively sick. The bear molds make tiny little gummies. When I use larger molds (like the lego, flower, and heart molds we have), then I cut the amount in half, to 2, because the gummies turn out bigger.

  4. I did find it very helpful to add water to the sauce pan that the water was warmed in and heat up more water to place the bowl on top of like a double boiler to keep the Elderberry syrup from setting up to quickly while using the dropper

  5. Is there a certain kind of unflavored gelatin I need to use. I tried these this evening. They didn’t turn out. I used unflavored gelatin from Kroger by the jello. They didn’t set like gummy

    1. I’m so sorry to hear they didn’t turn out, Donna! I’ve only ever used the gelatin linked in the post (this one: https://amzn.to/2N8P4OG), so I’m not sure. I wouldn’t think it would make that much difference. But I’ve never had this recipe fail before (using the gelatin linked), so I’m just not sure.

    1. Yes, you can store them in the freezer! Just wait until they’re solidified (after they’ve been in the refrigerator for an hour or two), then remove them from the molds and put them in a freezer-safe container.

    1. I’m not sure. Maybe the gelatin didn’t dissolve completely? I haven’t had that happen before, but if the texture is grainy, it sounds like it would have to be undissolved gelatin.

    1. It depends on the size of the molds you’re using. I always double the recipe and end up with three of the gummy bear molds (the ones linked in the post), a lego mold, and a glass pan or two. For the ones in the pan we just cut them into squares.

  6. Ok. This one I’m definitely going to make! Elderberry has been saving us this year as everyone around us is getting sick. I actually have a cold as I’m typing this, but so far my girls don’t have it. And I think it would have gotten much worse for me if I wasn’t on top of it with vitamin C and elderberry. We just bought another bottle of the gummies yesterday. The cost adds up quickly! Thanks for sharing with us at #LiveLifeWell.

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