Yummy Gelatin-Free Elderberry Gummies

Yummy Gelatin-Free Elderberry Gummies

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 elder berry 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.”


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.

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!


  • 1 cup elderberry syrup (choose one without alcohol in it!)
  • 2-3 tsp ChillOver Powder from MaryJanesFarm (link in the blog)
  • Silicone molds
  • 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 Pour into a more reasonable pouring container (like a large tempered measuring cup with a spout) and pour carefully into silicone molds.
  • Step 5 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 6 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!

Wishing you health and vigor, joy and jiggles!

Bless and blessed be!

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