Easy Homemade Sore Throat Gummies Recipe with Lemon, Ginger and Honey

Sooth a sore throat and eliminate cold and flu symptoms with this easy, DIY cold remedy! This sore throat soothing gummies recipe has only four ingredients- lemon, honey, ginger and gelatin! Perfect for kids and adults!

Oh friends, the last couple of weeks has been BRUTAL on Turtle and I. Both of us caught the flu several weeks ago and we have yet to make a full recovery. Both of us are past the worst of it, but we’re still suffering from coughing, sore throats, stuffy noses and low energy. I just want our lives to get back to normal!!! 

Cold and flu season SUCKS, but you know that saying “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade”? Well that’s what I’m doing today! I’m making lemonade! Today I’m going to share with you one of my favorite ways to soothe a sore throat– My homemade sore throat soothing gummies recipe! 

These gummies take only 4 ingredients to make, and are super fast and easy. You can have a tray of gummies ready to eat in less than an hour (and most of that time can be spent laying on your couch under a warm blanket, resting your poor stuffy head). 

Each of the 4 ingredients were specially selected for their cold fighting and throat soothing properties.

Sooth a sore throat and eliminate cold and flu symptoms with this easy, DIY cold remedy! This sore throat soothing gummies recipe has only four ingredients- lemon, honey, ginger and gelatin! Perfect for kids and adults!  

Ginger: This spicy root has anti-inflammatory properties that help ease swelling in the throat and kill bad bacteria. It also helps to flush out toxins from your body and boosts blood circulation. 

Honey: This sweet elixir has been used in traditional medicine for centuries. It’s antibacterial properties kills bad bacteria and draws water out of inflamed tissue. It reduces swelling, helps to coat the throat and ease discomfort. 

Lemon: This beautiful citrus fruit is packed full of essential vitamins and minerals including vitamin c. It’s a natural antiseptic which will help to kill those yucky bacteria and viruses in your throat. It also increases salivation which will keep your throat moistened and help with the irritation. 

Gelatin: This superfood really should be incorporated into everyone’s diets. It’s so good for you. It’s high in protein, helps heal your joints and ligaments and is very good for your gut health. (Read more about the health benefits of gelatin in our 3 Berry Gelatin Snack Bites post here).  As far as helping a sore throat, gelatin coats the throat which helps soothe the pain. It also contains glycine and arginine, a combo of amino acids which studies show is linked to accelerated healing. 

I made these gummies in silicone molds that I bought specifically for this project… however, much to my hubby’s delight, I probably didn’t need to buy them! I had extra gummy mixture left when I was done filling the molds that I poured into a square plate with raised edges. Guess what??? I cut the into squares and they easily lifted off the plate. The gelatin holds these babies together, so feel free to use a baking dish to do these in if you don’t have any cute molds.

Read on for instructions on how to make Homemade Sore Throat Soothing Gummies.

Sooth a sore throat and eliminate cold and flu symptoms with this easy, DIY cold remedy! This sore throat soothing gummies recipe has only four ingredients- lemon, honey, ginger and gelatin! Perfect for kids and adults!

Homemade Sore Throat Gummies Recipe with Lemon, Ginger and Honey

What you need:

-2 cups of water
-1 inch piece of ginger, peeled and sliced
-1/4 cup of lemon juice
-3 tablespoons of honey
-4 tablespoons of gelatin (We use Great Lakes Unflavored Beef Gelatin in the orange container in our home. I suggest using a high quality gelatin for these if you are wanting the health benefits.) 
-Saucepan
-Whisk or blender (we use a Blendtec)
-Silicone molds (I used a heart mold and a dinosaur mold) or a baking dish and knife

Directions:

Step 1: Put 2 cups water and 1 inch of ginger peeled and sliced into a saucepan. Bring to a boil on your stove. Put a lid on the saucepan, reduce heat to low, and leave to simmer for 20 minutes. 

Step 2: After 20 minutes of simmering, strain sliced ginger out of water and return water to the saucepan. The water should have reduced and you should have approximately 1 cup of liquid remaining. 

Step 3: Over medium heat, add lemon juice and honey to the ginger water. Bring to a simmer once again, then remove saucepan from the heat. At this point you will want to taste your mixture and see if you like the flavor. You can add more honey if it’s not sweet enough, or more lemon if you would like more citrus flavor. 

Step 4: 1 tablespoon at a time, add gelatin to the lemon, honey, ginger mixture. Whisk as you add the gelatin. I often find that I have a hard time avoiding gelatin clumps, so I usually opt to do this in my blender instead of in the saucepan. 

Step 5: Once gelatin is incorporate and mixture is smooth, pour into your silicone molds or baking dish. Transfer to the fridge for at least 15 minutes or until gummies have set. 

Step 6: Remove gummies from the molds (If using a baking dish, slice sheet into squares and remove from pan.) Eat, or store in fridge sealed in a glass jar.

 I hope that you have escaped this cold and flu season unscathed, but if not, I hope that these gummies make your downtime a bit less painless! 

Tell me… Have you ever tried making homemade gummies? What are your favorite things to do to relieve cold and flu symptoms. 

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Sooth a sore throat and eliminate cold and flu symptoms with this easy, DIY cold remedy! This sore throat soothing gummies recipe has only four ingredients- lemon, honey, ginger and gelatin! Perfect for kids and adults!

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'Easy Homemade Sore Throat Gummies Recipe with Lemon, Ginger and Honey' have 14 comments

  1. February 6, 2017 @ 7:18 am LINDA

    Love these awesome gummies. SO much healthier. Pinned. Come share at What to do Weekends, if you can. Best wishes, Linda @Crafts a la mode
    http://www.craftsalamode.com/2017/02/what-to-do-weekends-party-211.html

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  2. February 18, 2017 @ 5:16 pm Sherry

    I definitely need to make these. It’s strep throat season here. Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday.

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  3. February 19, 2017 @ 4:55 am Keara

    How long can these be stored? Could you make a batch and freeze half for future misery? ;)

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    • February 21, 2017 @ 9:33 am Crystal

      Hi Keara,

      Great question. These seem to have a fridge shelf life of 3-4 weeks. If you take them out using clean utensils instead of your hands probably closer to 4 weeks, using hands more like 3 weeks. I’ve never put them in the freezer before, but I think they would do fine in there! I’m curious if it would change the texture though when you thaw them? Let me know if you try it!

      Thank you for visiting!

      Best Wishes,

      Crystal

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  4. April 5, 2017 @ 5:09 am Katie

    Hi, there is actually an easier way to incorporate gelatin, before heating the mixture, sprinkle it all over the top, then heat until it melts!
    Works a charm floor this and other gummy things!

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    • April 7, 2017 @ 9:54 am Crystal

      Thank you so much for the tip Katie! I’m going to try that next time.

      Best Wishes,

      Crystal

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  5. May 4, 2017 @ 4:03 pm Betsy

    Will they melt if I don’t store them in the fridge??

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    • May 7, 2017 @ 9:38 am Crystal

      Hi Betsy,

      Great question. No they won’t melt, the fridge will just extend their shelf life. :)

      Thank you for visiting.

      Best Wishes,

      Crystal

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  6. June 17, 2017 @ 6:23 pm Lori Morton

    Great recipe! Thanks!! Must try… Love the extra comments on making & storing too. very interested to know if can be frozen & still work nicely. Thank you all! :)

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  7. June 21, 2017 @ 7:58 am Rosie

    These are so cute! I don’t have any molds, I am going to get some. I’ve not made any gummies before. We just drink lots of liquids, broth.

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  8. October 24, 2017 @ 10:08 pm Rheagan

    These sound like a perfect healing addition to have going into cold and flu season! Where did you get your heart mold?

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    • October 25, 2017 @ 11:24 am Crystal

      Hi Rheagan,

      Thank you so much for visiting. I got my heart mold at Michael’s. It was around Valentine’s Day (they come out with new molds each holiday and usually discount them as the holiday approaches). I got my dinosaur one in the candy making aisle of Michaels.

      Best Wishes,

      Crystal

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  9. November 12, 2017 @ 10:16 am Sherry

    Hi, how many do you take at at time? One until it wears off?

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    • November 12, 2017 @ 11:41 am Crystal

      Hi Sherry,

      Thank you so much for visiting and for taking the time to leave a comment. I suck on one at a time and take them throughout the day as my throat needs soothing.

      Best Wishes,

      Crystal

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