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Immune Elderberry Astragalus Gummies

Heather Harris
Course Homesteading

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups cherry purple grape, or pomegranate juice
  • 1/2 cup dried elderberries
  • 1/4 cup cut and sifted astragalus root
  • 2 Tablespoons amla berries
  • 2 Tablespoons goji berries
  • 1/2 cup plain, unflavored gelatin powder

Instructions
 

  • 1. Simmer the juice, elderberries, astragalus root, amia berries and goji berries in a medium saucepan over low heat for 20 minutes.
  • 2. Remove the mixture from the heat and strain it into a heat-safe measuring cup.
  • 3. Measure out 2 separate cups of the liquid. One cup should go into a heat safe bowl and sit in the back of the refrigerator until cold. The other cup of liquid can go back into the saucepan.
  • 4. Once the juice in the refrigerator is cold, sprinkle the gelatin on top and let it rest for a few minutes. This allows the gelatin to "bloom", or reconstitute before the next step.
  • 5. Bring the cup of juice in the saucepan to a simmer, and then pour it over the cold juice and gelatin mixture.
  • 6. Stir the gelatin and juice together briskly with a whisk until the gelatin is completely dissolved. From there, use a dropper to transfer the liquid from the saucepan into silicone candy molds. If you don't have candy molds, you can pour the liquid into a glass baking pan.
  • 7. Stash the filled candy molds (or glass baking pan) in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours to cool and harden, then remove the gummies from the candy molds (if using the glass baking pan, cut the gelatin into 1"-2" cubes) and store in an airtight container in the fridge.