It’s been one of those whirlwind weeks so I’m not surprised that the we’re sick. My poor little girl is pushing through this head cold like a trooper but I on the other hand am moping around like 13-year old complaining of a sore throat. We’re currently diffusing peppermint and lemon throughout the house and I’ve been gulping down chamomile tea and honey. After rubbing a little lavender on the bottoms of Hera’s feet and putting her down for a nap, I went to the kitchen to throw out the remaining chamomile tea that had gone cold; then I thought, why not freeze it into popsicles. This way Hera could enjoy a little of my favorite cold remedy as well. To make them prettier and pack more of a “cold-busting punch” I added a little bit of Elderberry syrup to the popsicle molds. Elderberry is awesome for fighting colds; it boosts the immune system while also fighting of upper respiratory infections by reducing mucous secretions and swelling of the passages, which means less discomfort and trouble breathing and soothing coughs! You can add in a little lemon and honey into the tea which I usually do, but I skipped on the honey for the popsicles since the elderberry syrup basically does what the honey does, plus more.
Elderberry + Chamomile Popsicles
Makes a Dozen Popsicles
4 Cups of Boiling Water (We use Alkaline Water in our home, you can read more about it here.)
6 Bags of Organic Chamomile Tea
Natural Elderberry Syrup
The Juice of 1 Lemon
Steep the chamomile tea in the boiling water for about 5 minutes. If you’d like to add honey, do so while the tea is still hot. Transfer the tea to the fridge to chill.
Add about ½ ounces of the Elderberry syrup to bottom of your popsicle molds. Add a few drops of the lemon juice to the syrup followed by a splash of water. Place the popsicle molds into the freezer and allow them to freeze for about 20 minutes.
Once the tea has chilled, fill the remainder of the popsicle mold with the chilled tea. Add popsicle sticks and return to the fridge. Allow the popsicles to fully freeze for about 2 hours. Enjoy! (… and feel better!)