All Natural Cough Drops in 5 Easy Steps! [RECIPE]
Good Morning Everyone!
How are you today? It’s pollen season here and that means everyone in the family has the sniffles. Yes, our car has become a faint yellow as Spring as finally blossomed. As such I have been finding ways to keep our bodies healthy and strong all season long. Along with showering twice daily and keeping the windows closed, I found that these little herbal cough drops help to soothe a scratchy throat. Whether you’re fighting a cold, or are struggling with seasonal allergies, I think you’ll find these cough drops are a worthwhile recipe to make.
Now I’ll be up front and tell you that they are a bit time consuming. From start to finish it took me about 2 hours because you have to let the drops freeze and set for at least 1 hour. The actual cooking time was only 20 minutes. So give yourself plenty of time to relax and whip these up. Then keep them stored in an airtight Tupperware in the fridge and you’re ready to go! Stay healthy everyone, and as always keep on cooking! ❤
All Natural Cough Drops
- 1 teaspoon of minced ginger
- 1 cup of water
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/8 teaspoon ground clove
- 1/2 lemon, juiced
- 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
Begin by gathering your ingredients.
Combine all of the ingredients listed above in a large pot and bring to a boil. Stir occasionally and let boil for 15-20 minutes over medium-high heat. (Don’t worry, it won’t burn or evaporate). Then let the mixture cool for 20-30 minutes. As it cools it will solidify into a thick syrup.
Once the syrup has cooled and thickened, line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Take a teaspoon and carefully pour out the syrup into cough drops according to your size preference. (It doesn’t have to be perfect, and this is the most tedious part!).
Sprinkle with powdered sugar and pop into the freezer for at least 60 minutes.
After it has hardened they are ready to be consumed. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.