Yummy Vegan Elderberry Gummies

December 16, 2017

Yummy Vegan Elderberry Gummies

Take me straight to the recipe!

In the “easy-steps-yielding-fun” category, elderberry gummies stand out.

They’re a simple, easy way to get your daily dose of elderberry goodness.

This recipe is simple and straightforward–especially if you have some yummy homemade elderberry syrup already made!

(What? No elderberry syrup made? Start with my elderberry syrup recipe here)

I waited a long time to make elderberry gummies.

Why? I had reservations about animal-derived gelatin.

Then I remembered: I have ChillOver® Powder from MaryJanesFarm!

ChillOver® Powder isn’t gelatin–it’s “an odorless powdered sea vegetable with superior gelling qualities.”

IT’S VEGAN.

But it works like gelatin. Actually, it works better than gelatin.

For gummies using this powder, I use a 1-to-1 ratio of powder to liquid–that’s much more powder-to-liquid than her typical recommended ratio, but that’s what has worked to create solid gummies that we liked using the (admittedly older) ChillOver® Powder that we have. You will, of course, want to find the one that’s right for you. If you’re in doubt, I recommend making a sample batch with different ratios of powder-to-liquid to see what you prefer.

The recipe shared below reflects the ratio I used to get them… Your perfect ratio may vary–and should to suit your taste.

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Yummy Gelatin-Free Elderberry Gummies

December 16, 2017
: N/A
: 5 min
: 10 min
: Easy

Get your daily dose of immune-supportive herbal elderberry syrup in a delicious gummy made with an easy to use, non-animal based gelling agent!

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Ingredients
  • 1 cup elderberry syrup (choose one without alcohol in it!)
  • 2-3 tsp ChillOver Powder from MaryJanesFarm (link in the blog)
  • Silicone molds
Directions
  • Step 1 Heat elderberry syrup to a boil in a thick-bottomed saucepan over medium heat.
  • Step 2 While the syrup heats, prepare mold(s) by setting them on a tray for easy placement in the fridge without spillage.
  • Step 3 When your syrup comes to a boil, sprinkle the ChillOver® Powder over the boiling syrup, whisking to combine. Reduce heat and continue whisking for three more minutes.
  • Step 4 If you are using homemade, unsweetened elderberry syrup, allow the mixture to cool in the pan to finger-heat, safe-to-touch warm. Stir in your honey until combined.
  • Step 5 Pour into a more reasonable pouring container (like a large tempered measuring cup with a spout) and pour carefully into silicone molds.
  • Step 6 Place in the fridge and chill until solid (at least one hour). When set, pop the gummies out of the molds and store in an airtight container in the fridge.
  • Step 7 To adjust the batch size, use 1 tsp ChillOver powder for each cup of liquid.

REMINDER: Don’t use honey-based elderberry syrups or recipes with young babes!

NOTE: To avoid having to heat the precious honey that sweetens my homemade elderberry syrups, I steep my elderberries and herbs and pour off half the resulting steeped syrup. I allow the separated 1/2 cup to cool slightly before mixing in my honey and bottling for elderberry syrup. To the 1/2 cup remaining in the pot, I add the Chillover powder and boil for three minutes. At three minutes, I turn off the heat and remove the pan to allow it to cool somewhat before adding my honey and pouring off into my gummy molds.

Wishing you health and vigor, joy and jiggles!

Bless and blessed be!


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8 thoughts on “Yummy Vegan Elderberry Gummies”

  • I was excited to find a vegan elderberry gummy recipe; however, by boiling the syrup, the healthy properties of the honey get boiled away. 🙁

    • Yes. 🙁 The honey will remain delicious, but many of its beloved properties are compromised by boiling. Since first making these gummies and sharing this recipe, I’ve switched from using pre-made elderberry syrup with honey to making the syrup fresh for this recipe and adding the honey after so it isn’t boiled. It not only preserves the honey’s goodness, it also seems to eliminate the unwanted flavor that comes from heating honey up too hot. I plan to share that recipe and approach when I’ve got the time.

  • Will boiling the syrup destroy the benefits of the honey if the syrup is homemade?

    • Yes. 🙁 The honey will remain delicious, but many of its beloved properties are compromised by boiling. Since first making these gummies and sharing this recipe, I’ve switched from using pre-made elderberry syrup with honey to making the syrup fresh for this recipe and adding the honey after so it isn’t boiled. It not only preserves the honey’s goodness, it also seems to eliminate the unwanted flavor that comes from heating honey up too hot. I’ve now updated the post to reflect that change… 😉

      • When making you r syrup, simply add the honey after mixture has cooled down to slightly hot. This is how we’ve done ours this year. I hear you though we didn’t use this method last year and it was way too sweet – just ewww. Plus making your own is much more cost effective.

    • Should do–though I can’t say for sure having never tried it! If you give it a go, let me know how it comes out!😃

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