Winter is in full blast here in Norway and with winter comes colds and coughs. These Homemade Herbal Cough Lollipops are perfect to add to your home medicine cabinet today.
Coughing can be horrible for all those it effects and with young children cough drops can be dangers and down right yucky. Not to mention have you looked at the ingredients found in most cough drops. Filled with tons of sugar and ingredients we can’t pronounce. I knew there was something better for my kids I just had to discover it.
Coming up with homemade cough drops ended up being super easy and also a ton of fun. Adapting them for my babies was even better. These lollipops are the perfect way to help relieve a nasty cough while making the kids happy as well.
Now typically I start off making a herbal infused honey (recipe coming soon) but you can use plain honey as well. I highly recommend using locally sourced raw honey. It has more benefits plus you know where it is coming from. Here is a great article on the benefits of raw honey.
Let’s get cooking!
Homemade Herbal Cough Lollipops
What you’ll need:
– a silicone mat (works best)
– 3/4 cup of herbal infused honey or 3/4 cup plain raw honey
- In a pot, slowly bring honey to a boil on low to medium heat making sure to continually stir the honey. Go ahead and put your thermometer in and watch the temperature.
- One your honey has reached 300 F, put a drop into a glass of cold water. If it hardens right away and is no longer soft or sticky then your mixture is ready to use. If you don’t let it boil long enough your lollipops will be soft and chewy instead of hard.
- Once ready, set the honey aside to settle (until the bubbles are all gone.
- While the honey is settling, place your lollipop sticks on your silicone mat.
- Using a spoon gently spoon honey over the ends of your sticks
- When you have enough lollipops let them sit until they harden. I often put them in the fridge or down in the basement to help them harden faster.
- Transfer your lollipops to a glass container for storage in your refrigerator.
There now you have a container full of cough lollipops that will help soothe your children when a cough appears. Don’t wait until the cold or cough comes knocking! These cough lollipops will last for a while in the fridge so go ahead and get creating so that you already have them on hand.
What do you use to help relieve a cough?
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Note: Honey should not be given to children under the age of 1 years old.