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How to make your own cough drops

Make Your Own Cough Drops

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INGREDIENTS

Time to gather ingredients

1 cup sugar

1 cup sugar

1 tbs honey. Honey has antibacterial properties & soothes sore throats by gently coating irritated tissues. Honey is also a natural cough suppressant

1 tbs honey. Honey has antibacterial properties & soothes sore throats by gently coating irritated tissues. Honey is also a natural cough suppressant

Original recipe calls for 1/2 tbs clove but i use Chinese Five Spice because each spice aids the immune system & clove is 1 of them. Its packed full of antioxidants

Original recipe calls for 1/2 tbs clove but i use Chinese Five Spice because each spice aids the immune system & clove is 1 of them. Its packed full of antioxidants

1/2 tbs ground ginger. Yes ginger is in the chinese 5 spice but I love ginger & wanted more. Ginger helps maintain immune system as well as adding anti inflammatory properties & maintaining nausea.

1/2 tbs ground ginger. Yes ginger is in the chinese 5 spice but I love ginger & wanted more. Ginger helps maintain immune system as well as adding anti inflammatory properties & maintaining nausea.

1 tbs lime/lemon juice. High in vitamin c which boosts the immune system. You wont need this many limes. About 1/2 of one should do.

1 tbs lime/lemon juice. High in vitamin c which boosts the immune system. You wont need this many limes. About 1/2 of one should do.

Add sugar to saucepan

Add sugar to saucepan

Add 1/2 cup water to saucepan

Add 1/2 cup water to saucepan

Stir until well blended

Stir until well blended

Squeeze 1 tbs lime/lemon juice.

Squeeze 1 tbs lime/lemon juice.

Add lime juice to saucepan

Add lime juice to saucepan

Add honey to saucepan

Add honey to saucepan

Add ginger

Add ginger

Add Chinese Five Spice

Add Chinese Five Spice

Stir stir stir

Stir stir stir

Turn on the heat, turning it to medium, stirring frequently

Turn on the heat, turning it to medium, stirring frequently

While waiting for mixture to begin to simmer place parchment on a baking pan

While waiting for mixture to begin to simmer place parchment on a baking pan

Once it starts to simmer stir once more

Once it starts to simmer stir once more

Turn heat to low & let simmer for 15-20 mins stirring occasionally

Turn heat to low & let simmer for 15-20 mins stirring occasionally

When 20 mins have elapsed, it should be a thick and dark brown syrup

When 20 mins have elapsed, it should be a thick and dark brown syrup

Turn the burner off and remove from heat. Let sit for a couple mins to cool down.

Turn the burner off and remove from heat. Let sit for a couple mins to cool down.

This is the consistency you are looking for.

This is the consistency you are looking for.

Using a spoon make little drops on your parchment. Be very careful, it is very hot!!!

Using a spoon make little drops on your parchment. Be very careful, it is very hot!!!

Allow to cool. I placed mine in the freezer for a couple mins to make removal easier

Pour hot water in the saucepan to get the remaining syrup out & pour in a mug to enjoy a hot throat coating tea

Pour hot water in the saucepan to get the remaining syrup out & pour in a mug to enjoy a hot throat coating tea

Put the drops in a container and sprinkle with cornstarch to prevent sticking. Enjoy!

  • 1.0c Sugar
  • 1/2c Water
  • 1.0Tbsp Honey
  • 1/2Tbsp Ginger
  • 1/2Tbsp Chinese Five Spice