Learn how to make elderberry gummies in bulk for toddlers, kids, and adults alike. These delicious gummies are loaded with vitamins. It’s SO easy and costs 90% less than Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, or Kroger!
It feels like eons ago when I made my first batch of elderberry syrup.
I made it, LOVED it, and loved how it provides immune support for my family, especially in the winter months. Black elderberries are high in antioxidants, vitamin C, vitamin A. I love that there are no artificial flavors or artificial colors and I can control the sugar content.
You guys loved it too, but I kept getting the same question over and over again:
How can we make these into gummies?
Friends, let’s begin!
Making elderberry gummies is SO easy. Really truly, you’re going to make these and then kick yourself for not making them sooner – they’re THAT simple.
Benefits of Elderberry Gummies
- Lowers blood sugar
- Aids in cold and flu
- Natural laxative
- Natural diuretic
How to Save Money on Elderberry Gummies
Before you can make elderberry gummies, you need elderberry syrup.
I HIGHLY recommend NOT running out to the store to buy Sambucol elderberry syrup. It’s overpriced ($9-10 for 4 oz!), it contains ingredients you don’t need (including artificial sweeteners like fructose and sucrose) and it’s really super easy to make your own without sugar or corn syrup.
To warn you, the price of dried elderberries might surprise you. But hear me out – I bought this one-pound bag two years ago, have made no less than four batches of elderberry syrup and I STILL have enough left for another cold and flu season.
I don’t want to bore you with the numbers, but…
- One batch of elderberry syrup uses 2/3 cup of dried berries.
- One batch makes about 12 ounces of syrup.
- You get roughly 4 cups of dried elderberries in one pound…
- So you can make 6 batches of syrup with a one-pound bag.
- That means if I pay $29 for a one-pound bag of dried elderberries (the cost as of this posting), I’m paying just $1.83 for four ounces of elderberry syrup. That means you’re SAVING $8-9 over buying Sambucol at the store!!
Make sure you’re buying dried elderberries when it’s NOT cold and flu season. In the fall, I’ve seen dried elderberries go for as much as $50 per pound! In the winter and spring though, I’ve seen them for around $20 per pound (the price right now).
But… what about the gelatin, right? Because we know how much honey, ginger, and honey cost. (even though both the ginger and cinnamon are optional). The real kicker is going to be – how do we save on the gelatin?
Here’s What You Need
- Gummy molds (I’ve used this cube one and this LEGO one and this bear set.)
- Flat Whisk (I use this one)
Step by Step Instructions
Step 1. In a small saucepan, gently warm elderberry syrup over medium-low. Add the gelatin and use a flat whisk to thoroughly dissolve the gelatin.
Step 2. When the gelatin is dissolved, remove the syrup from the heat and carefully pour the liquid into the molds. (I had to do this in multiple steps, pouring from a very small measuring cup, because the bear molds are so small.)
Step 3. The gummies will begin to gel within a few minutes, but they are easier to remove from the mold after they have been in the fridge for 2-3 hours.
When the gummies have completely solidified, remove from the molds, and store in the freezer for 6-12 months. Use the dosing guide above, or as desired!
Yes, elderberry gummies are naturally gluten-free!
The answer is elderberry gummies, by a smidge.
Both the gummies and syrup are based on immune-boosting elderberries, and all of the good stuff you find in the syrup is in the gummies, too. But elderberry gummies also contain gelatin, which is CRAZY good for you.
Do you remember the health benefits of collagen? They help your hair grow long, your nails grow strong and your skin becomes super healthy.
Gelatin is cooked collagen… so that means when you make these delicious gummies, you’re not only getting the benefits of elderberries, but you’re getting the benefits of collagen too – SCORE!
Absolutely! You can take elderberry gummies daily. I wouldn’t recommend taking more than 2 or 3 a day.
They really do! We have been taking elderberry syrup and elderberry gummies for years and they have drastically helped our immune system! I’m a firm believer.
You can store the elderberry gummies in a container that has a good seal at room temperature for up to 2 weeks. Make sure to keep them out of direct sunlight. If you happen to live in a hot environment, it would be best to put them in the refrigerator.
It depends on a few different factors, the first being the size of the gummies you make.
If you use a big LEGO mold, you’ll get big gummies. You probably only need half or one gummy each day.
If you use the cute little bear molds like this one, and like the ones I made in these photos, you’ll need more than one for sure.
There’s no “standard” dosage for elderberry syrup or elderberry gummies, but this is what we do in our house:
When we are NOT sick, have NOT come in direct contact or had prolonged contact with someone who is, but there seems to be “something going around”:
- Adults: 1/2 tablespoon daily (about 2-3 gummies)
- Kids: 1/2 teaspoon daily (about 1 gummy)
When we are NOT sick but have come in direct or prolonged contact with someone who is:
- Adults: 1 tablespoon daily (about 5 gummies)
- Kids: 1 teaspoon daily (about 2 gummies)
When we ARE sick:
- Adults: 1 tablespoon, three times daily (about 15 gummies total)
- Kids: 1 teaspoon, three times daily (about 6 gummies total)
And if you’ve wondered if elderberry gummies work, just read how effective the syrup was!!
I get both my collagen and gelatin from Perfect Supplements.
I once did a side-by-side comparison of their collagen and another popular brand and there was absolutely no contest.
With Perfect Supplements, my hair and nails grew like crazy. With the other brand, my nails started breaking and my skin wasn’t as clear as it was before. (This is the shortened version of the story of course, but you can read the full version here.)
That was a couple of years ago now and I’ve never looked back! I’ve been taking Perfect Supplements collagen every day since then, and LOVE the results. Even my husband and hairdresser comment about my weight, my skin, my hair, and my nails!
As the saying goes, “the proof is in the pudding,” and that’s why I buy my gelatin (which is cooked collagen) from Perfect Supplements too. I don’t trust anyone else!
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How to Make Elderberry Gummies
Learn how to make elderberry gummies in bulk for toddlers, kids and adults alike. It’s so easy and costs 90% less than Walmart, Walgreens, CVS or Kroger!!
- Prep Time: 2 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 12 minutes
- Yield: 25–75 gummies 1x
- Category: home remedy
- Method: Stove top
- Cuisine: American
1. In a small saucepan, gently warm elderberry syrup over medium-low. Add the gelatin and use a flat whisk to thoroughly dissolve the gelatin.
2. When the gelatin is dissolved, remove the syrup from the heat and carefully pour the liquid into the molds. (I had to do this in multiple steps, pouring from a very small measuring cup, because the bear molds are so small.)
3. The gummies will begin to gel within a few minutes, but they are easier to remove from the mold after they have been in the fridge for 2-3 hours.
- Serving Size: 2 gummies
- Calories: 20
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