Homemade Cough Drop Lollipops
Try this Homemade Cough Drop Lollipops recipe the next time you or your little one needs something to soothe your sore throats and coughs.
This winter was extremely hard for us as far as sickness goes. Seems like at least one of us was sick the entire time and we just kept passing it along to the next person. Such a vicious cycle. I wanted to make my kids something natural that wasn’t overly potent, not very sweet, yet tasty enough to finish. Challenge accepted!
Most of you already know that I like to make as many things that I can at home. Most likely it’s cheaper to make your own products, but they also have a lot less chemicals and fillers. To make these Homemade Cough Drop Lollipops you just need 1-2 ingredients, depending on your preference, and you probably already have them anyway.
What you’ll need:
- lollipop sticks
- a silicone mat (works best)
- a food or candy thermometer
- 3/4 cup of honey
- ginger essential oil (optional)
Or you could always use a mold like this one: which can be found for pretty cheap on Amazon:
What you do:
In a medium pot, slowly bring the honey to a boil on low to medium heat making sure you continually stir the honey
Once the honey has reached a temperature of 300F, place a small drop into a glass of cold water. If it hardens right away and is no longer soft or sticky then your honey is ready. This is when you can now add 5 to 10 drops of essential oil if desired.
If you don’t let the mixture boil long enough your lollipops will be soft and chewy instead of hard, and that could get super messy.
Once ready, set the honey aside to settle. All of the bubbles should be gone once it’s fully settled.
While the honey is settling, place your lollipop sticks on your silicone mat.
Using a spoon (I used a teaspoon) gently spoon honey over the ends of your sticks to form a lollipop shape.
When you have enough lollipops, let them sit until they fully harden. You can also place them in the fridge to set if you need them a little more quicker.
Once they are completely set you can sprinkle a little bit of icing sugar on them to prevent possible sticking, but this is completely optional.
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