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homemade elderberry gummies

How to make Elderberry Gummies

Elderberry gummies are easy to make at home. 

The first step to making elderberry gummies is to make elderberry syrup.

The elderberry is a flowering plant whose berries and flowers have been used medicinally for centuries. Moreover, they have a natural antiviral compound called “elderflower” which helps with respiratory infections, improves immunity, and strengthens the immune system


Immune Boosting Elderberry Gummies

My family and I started taking elderberry 2 years ago. I figure this is a great time to give my immune system a jolt! Furthermore, I’m all for anything with a high antioxidant concentration.

Elderberry Gummies are sweet and delicious the make for a great way to get your children to take Elderberry. Elderberries are taught to be a strong antioxidant, immunity booster, and a safe, natural way to ward off colds and the flu. Consequently, elderberry gummies are easy and fun to make.

Elderberry gummies are easy to make at home. The first step is to make elderberry syrup.

Serving Size: The dose could be anywhere from 1 to 3 gummies a day depending on the size of the mold you use.

For the Elderberry Syrup

    • 1 cup dried organic elderberries, non irradiated
  • 4 cups water
  • 1-2 dashes of cinnamon
  • inch ginger chopped
  • 1/2 small fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 3/4 – 1 cup Raw Honey (I usually go for 1 cup)


For The Gummies

  • 1 cup Elderberry Syrup, divided
  • 1/4 cup Gelatin
  • 2/3 cup non boiling hot Water 
    1. First, in a medium sauce pan, add the elderberries, water cinnamon and ginger. Allow if to boil for about 1 minute, then reduce the heat to low and let the mixture simmer for 30 minutes.

    2. Second, pour the mixture into a glass (always use glass for hot liquids) bowl and allow it to cool to room temperature. 

    3. Once the mixture is cool, add your fresh squeezed lemon juice and honey and whisk until throughly.

  1. You will need one cup of the syrup for the gummies.

  2. Cool the remaining syrup and store it, in a glass jug in the refrigerator. It can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.

Now let’s squeeze the elderberry syrup into the mold
  1. In a small bowl, add 1/4 cup of the cooled elderberry syrup, and then whisk in the gelatin well to dissolve.

  2. Add in the hot water and stir well until thoroughly dissolved.

  3. Stir in the remaining elderberry syrup.

  4. Carefully pour the mixture into each mold, filling to the top. A miniature baster/dropper works well for this.

  5. Put the baking sheet with the molds on it into the refrigerator and chill about 1 hour, or until they become firm.

  6. Pop the gummies out of the molds and place into a glass airtight container with a lid. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.

  7. Dosage can be from 1 to 3 gummies a day for kids 2 and over, depending on the size mold you use (check with pediatrician to be sure of dosage, and if these are right for your kids/situation).

Elderberry Nutrients

Approximately every ounce of elderberries (28 grams), is loaded with the following:

  • 20 calories
  • 5.2 g carbs
  • 0.1 g fat
  • 17% of RDA vitamin C
  • 3% of RDA vitamin A
  • 3% of RDA vitamin B
  • 2% of RDA potassium
  • 2% of RDA iron

Furthermore, when it comes to building a nutritious diet and feeding your body exactly what it needs, elderberry is the way to go.

In fact, for kids who don’t like taking liquid medication, these elderberry gummies are a great way to give them medicine. Besides, who doesn’t like a sweet-tasting gummy? Depending on the size of the mold you use, the dose could be anywhere from 1 to 3 gummies a day, check with your pediatrician to be sure. You can purchase molds for making gummies online.


Store the gummies in a closed container in the fridge.

  • To help prevent mold you can use a little more lemon juice. 
  • I like to use raw honey but you can substitute for sugar.
  • To help with moisture put a paper towel on top of the container before sealing the lid,  helps absorb moisture.

Elderberry Gummies for Immune System Support

There are numerous ways to naturally boost your immune system. One of the most effective is adding vitamin C-rich foods, such as elderberries, to your diet. Studies have shown that antioxidants can help strengthen the immune system and keep you healthy and safe from infections.

If you are wondering does taking elderberry actually work?

Check these out studies…

  • A recent study published in Nutrients’ journal showed that travelers who had taken elderberry syrup will probably have less severe and shorter duration of cold symptoms than travelers who didn’t.
  • A study recently published in the Journal of Internal Medicine Research found that those who began taking elderberry extract during their initial flu symptoms saw their symptoms diminish four days earlier than those taking placebos.
  • A study published in Complimentary Therapies in Medicine found that elderberry may help reduce upper respiratory symptoms during a cold or flu.

Studies suggest that elderberry defends us from viruses in three different ways:

  1. Stimulating the immune system
  2. Interfering with the viruses’ ability to penetrate cells
  3. Inhibiting viral replicationIn 

Some interesting benefits of elderberry include:

  • Elderberry juice is a natural remedy for colds and flu.

  • It also has the potential to reduce the severity and shorten the duration of a cold or flu.

  • It can also help with congestion and coughing by loosening mucus and opening airways..

  • It can also protect against certain viruses like rhinovirus, influenza A virus, and human metapneumovirus (HMPV).


Elderberry is rich in powerful antioxidants that have been shown to have healing properties when consumed regularly. It can help strengthen your immune system, fight inflammation, relieve pain from arthritis, neuropathy caused by diabetes, and even shorten the duration of cold and flu.

Elderberry Gummies taste great and are easy to make

Boost your immune system with these Immune boosting gummies. Homemade elderberry can help you fight off colds and flu this winter. Get your immune system back in order with these immune boosting gummies, made with dried elderberry, ginger, lemons and honey.

In Conclusion:

Consuming Elderberry when you are sick may speed up recovery.


Although I am a pharmacist, the content in this blog post is for informational purposes only. I can’t be held responsible for your results & choices.. I encourage you to do your due diligence on the possible health benefits/side effects of this Elderberry Syrup Gummies recipe before making or using it.

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