Easy, fun and flavorful, everyone loves fruity gelatin desserts, right?

Why not try this version that’s a bit healthier? These gelatin shots are made by infusing immune boosting herbs in gelatin made with fruit juice. So if you’re looking for more ideas to give your family’s immune system a boost that’s fun to eat, you may want to give this recipe a try.

Immune Boosting Herbs in Gelatin (Gelatin Flu Shots)


4 envelopes (1 ounce) unflavored gelatin (that’s 3 tablespoons + one teaspoon of bulk gelatin). You may also substitute agar agar or any vegan gelatin alternatives.1 cup cold fruit juice3 cups fruit juice, heated with herbs, or 2 cups hot fruit juice plus one cup tea2 tablespoons honey, optional


Prepare hot ingredients. If using juice with herbs, place juice and herbs in a medium saucepan and simmer for 10 minutes. If using tea, brew tea and let steep for 10 minutes, covered, then mix with juice in saucepan and heat to boiling.

Sprinkle gelatin over cold juice in large bowl; let stand 1 minute. Add hot juice and stir until gelatin dissolves completely, about 5 minutes. Stir in honey if desired. Pour into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan. (Half batches can be molded in a bread pan or 9×9 pan.). Refrigerate until firm, about 3 hours. To serve, cut into 1-inch cubes. Makes about 9 dozen.

Kids seem to like apple/cinnamon/ginger best. For a more “grown-up” version, you may also use spiced elderberry wine.

The information contained in this article is not a substitute for medical advice.

This recipe was developed by Laurie Neverman, Common Sense Home. Used with permission. (Farmers Almanac)

Source: The Associated Press

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