Bone Broth Immunity Gummies
I made these for the first time when my son was in the trenches of preschool and struggling with every virus under the sun for what felt like the entire year. Each week was a new cold, a new sniffle, a new cough.
Even though lots of my friends and the teachers at his school reminded me that this was a normal preschool experience, it was super stressful! I worried whether there was something terribly wrong with my beautiful child’s immune system or if we should take him out of school. It’s so hard to see our loved ones unwell.
In my hustle to get him better, I invented these gummies. I knew that bone broth would be really helpful in bolstering his immune system, but seriously, how do you get a 3 year old Taurus to drink bone broth?
You turn it into something delicious.
You turn it into a treat.
Enter the Bone Broth Gummy.
So I’m going to warn you – your child may not love these….If you don’t put enough honey or orange juice, you’re going to have a little detective on your hands realizing that there’s something unusual in these gummies.
But I think they’re a pretty fun way to get medicine into a sick kid, or even ourselves when we’re not feeling well.
A tip – skim as much of the delicious fat off the top of your bone broth as you can. Cool it before you use it and it will be easier to remove.
And of course, experiment! Add cherry juice, or any other kind of liquid you like, but keep the ratios of liquid to gelatin the same.
1 cup chicken bone broth, strained, unsalted and skimmed of all fat.
1 cup organic orange juice, pulp free
½ cup pastured gelatin powder (Great Lakes Gelatin is my go-to)
¼ cup honey or maple syrup, or more to taste
Note: It is important to have all ingredients ready before beginning as you'll need to work quickly once you start.
Place bone broth, orange juice and honey/maple syrup in a small saucepan and heat over low heat until warm and starting to simmer but not hot or boiling.
Start sprinkling gelatin over the juice mixture while whisking or using an immersion blender. Continue doing this until all gelatin is incorporated and the mixture is smooth. Adding the gelatin too quickly will make it more difficult to get the mixture to incorporate. An immersion blender is not necessary but greatly speeds up the process.
As soon as the mixture is smooth, pour into molds or a lined/greased baking dish and place in the refrigerator until set.
Pop out of molds or cut to size and store in an airtight jar in the fridge. Keeps 10-15 days.
Did you try this? How did it turn out? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.