Make Your Own Kids Immune Boosting Gummies

by Chrystal Johnson on February 24, 2014

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kids-immune-boosting-gummiesThe girls have been sick for over a week now, and I’m doing everything I can to get them healthy. While Zoë is more than happy to have me add her elderberry syrup to her juice, Kaylee has been resisting taking it, so I decided to try a new approach to boosting her immune system.

She loved these probiotic gummies I made, so I hoped that I could sneak elderberry syrup into them. It was a success because she wouldn’t stop begging me for more! If you give them a try, let me know what your kids think!

Kids Immune Boosting Gummies Recipe



  1. Get your silicone molds ready before starting anything. I like to place mine on a cookie sheet so they can easily be put in the refrigerator.
  2. Put 1-2 drops of Vitamin D drops in the bottom of each silicone mold.
  3. Put 3/4 cup of the black cherry juice into a small sauce pan and heat just until it comes to a boil.
  4. While the juice is heating, combine the elderberry syrup and remaining 1/4 cup of black cherry juice with the gelatin in a mixing bowl. It’s important to hydrate the gelatin this way first before adding the hot liquid so that it can properly bloom. But don’t wait too long to add the hot juice or it will start to set.
  5. Quickly add the heated juice to the mixture and whisk until smooth.
  6. Add the raw honey here if you’re using it.
  7. Immediately pour the liquid into the silicone molds before it has time to set.
  8. I like to let mine set on the counter for 10 minutes, and then move to the refrigerator for 30-60 minutes.
  9. Pop the gummies out of the silicone mold and store in a glass bowl or jar in the fridge.
  10. For smaller gummies, you can take 2 per day for prevention or 2 every 3 hours for treatment. For larger gummies, take 1 per day for prevention or 1 every 3 hours for treatment.

Disclaimer: The information included in this post is intended for educational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. None of the opinions expressed here are meant to diagnose or treat any disease or illness. You should always consult your healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for your own situation or if you have any questions regarding a medical condition or treatment plan. 

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About Chrystal Johnson

Chrystal, publisher of Happy Mothering, is a mother of two sweet girls who believes in living a simple, natural lifestyle. A former marketing manager, Chrystal spends her time researching green and eco-friendly alternatives to improve her family's life. She enjoys sharing those discoveries with anyone who's willing to listen.

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1 Tiffany (NatureMom) February 24, 2014 at 10:30 am

I plan to make Kombucha gummies this week but would also like to try these!
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2 Chrystal Johnson February 24, 2014 at 10:31 am

We made kombucha ones once – yummy! I think that would go well in place of the black cherry juice.


3 Olivia February 24, 2014 at 11:11 am

What a great idea! I’ve never made anything like these, but now I know how. Thanks for the directions.
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4 Christine @ Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers February 24, 2014 at 7:33 pm

These look great — and delicious! My kids have recently become all about gummies — I have a batch using just cherry juice in the fridge right now! — but I haven’t tried to move them from “healthy snack” to just plain “healthy” yet.
I’m going to have to give these a try!
Thanks for the recipe!
~ Christine
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5 Barb @ A Life in Balance
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February 25, 2014 at 3:04 am

As someone who hasn’t spent a lot of time making homemade remedies, these seem really easy to make.
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6 Randk theGOmamas February 25, 2014 at 7:54 am

My kids are older, so we take a liquid vitamin/mineral. I may still look into your wonderful recipes for my grandchildren, Sounds tasty and would be beneficial.


7 roechelle February 28, 2014 at 12:39 pm

I just started making gummies for my little one now I can’t stop :) this recipe sounds yummy
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8 Christina@TheHippyHomemaker March 1, 2014 at 9:55 pm

What an AWESOME idea! I am going to make these right away and let you know what Syfy thinks! I am ALL about trying different ways to get him to take his herbal medicine!
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9 Michelle @ Esculent Dreams March 9, 2014 at 7:17 pm

Love and pinned! These look like the perfect snacks for my Sunday school kids :)
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10 Rach D March 9, 2014 at 8:37 pm

First time on your site! A new follower via Google Plus :)

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11 Jennifer Johnson March 10, 2014 at 7:02 am

I am interested in making gummies for my kids I might try these first.


12 Sarah @ the magical slow cooker March 10, 2014 at 6:57 pm

What a great idea! I will have to try these for my little one. She has an obsession with fruit snacks, it would be nice to have these for keeping her healthy. Thanks for sharing!


13 Lisa @ Flour Me With Love March 12, 2014 at 6:37 am

Thanks for sharing this week at Mix it up Monday; I’m featuring this today :)


14 Chrystal Johnson March 12, 2014 at 3:21 pm

Thank you!


15 Crystelle March 12, 2014 at 10:04 am

I LOVE it! My kids love gummy vitamins, but I always wonder what’s really in them… this way I know!!!
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16 Angela March 13, 2014 at 8:27 am

These are wonderful!!!! Thanks for sharing at The Wednesday Roundup!


17 Joyce @ It's Your Life March 14, 2014 at 11:04 am

It’s great that you found a way to get your daughter to take the elderberry syrup. Followed you here from Freedom Fridays, love for you to share on Real Food Fridays.


18 Joanne T Ferguson March 15, 2014 at 2:38 am

G’day and interesting!
Cheers! Joanne
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19 Samantha @ Five Heart Home March 15, 2014 at 6:53 am

What a great idea! I love making my own things from scratch so that I can control the ingredients, but I never thought of making my own vitamins! Glad to hear that your girls enjoyed the taste as well. Thanks for sharing!


20 Website April 21, 2014 at 12:40 am

My kids looooove gummies but I never though that making gummies from scratch could be this easy! Will definitely try it this week, thanks for sharing! :-D


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