Elderberry Gummies Recipe

by Tom Petruno, Herbalist

In a previous post, we made Elderberry syrup, which is great and all, but when you have kids who aren’t too keen on taking a syrupy medicine, or you yourself find it hard to remember to give yourself a dose, gummies can save the day!

Elderberry gummies are really, really easy to make at home.

Once you’ve made them, they keep in the fridge for a few weeks, with the help of honey and vitamin C in orange juice acting as preservatives.

We each take 2-3 as adults, and then 1-2 for the kids, depending on age. Keep in mind we aren’t doctors and if you have concerns, please check with a physician.

The recipe below makes a variable amount of gummies, depending on your container, the size of your gummies, etc. It’s only 1/3 cup of liquid, so you can expect to get roughly anywhere from 15-25 gummies.

Elderberry Gummies Recipe


1/3 Cup or 80ml Elderberry Syrup 

3 Tablespoons or 30g Gelatin (or equivalent vegetarian sub, like Agar).

2 Tablespoons or 30 ml Fruit juice (We prefer orange juice or apple juice.)

Honey to taste (We used 1-2 tsp (5-10ml) honey per recipe. You can sub vegan alternative.)


1. Combine all of the above ingredients in a saucepan and whisk until smooth and gelatin is mixed in. Will be a paste-y consistency.

2. Heat on low and continue to whisk until the mixture liquefies and all ingredients are dissolved and evenly distributed.

3. Remove from heat and pour mixture into molds, food storage containers, or whatever container you wish to use to set your gummies.

4. Cool gummies in the freezer for 10-15 minutes or in the refrigerator until hardened and gummy-like. DO NOT allow them to freeze.

5. When gummies are set, remove them from the molds, cut them into shapes, and store in a covered container in the fridge.

Recommended Dosage: For adults, the sick dosage is 1 Tbsp syrup 3x a day. For us, this amounts to about 2-3 gummies per adult 3x a day (when sick). The well dosage is about 1 Tbsp syrup 1x a day.

For our 4 year old, we give her 1 gummy either once or 3 times a day, depending on how she feels.


Enjoy your gummies!


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LAST UPDATED: November 3, 2016

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