When your little one is sick, it can seem like nothing will calm that dry cough and sore, achy throat. Thankfully, sweet Alberta honey is the perfect cough and sore throat remedy and it can be given to your child when they are over one year old.
When your kids are small, a spoonful of honey can soothe a sore throat, and once they’re old enough to handle a cough drop, these pretty little honey jewels provide relief from a dry cough and will have your kids ready to laugh and play in no time. Great for adults too!
1 tbsp (or one teabag) peppermint tea leaves
1 tbsp (or one teabag) chamomile tea leaves
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp ginger
¾ cup boiling water
¾ cup honey
1 tbsp cornstarch or powdered sugar
Steep peppermint, chamomile, cinnamon, and ginger in boiling water for 10 minutes.
Once steeped, combine liquid and honey in a small saucepan.
Clip candy thermometer to the side of your pot.
Heat over medium heat until mixture begins to boil.
Continue boiling until mixture reaches 300ºF. Watch carefully—the syrup burns easily when it gets hot!
Let mixture cool for 5-10 minutes, until it starts to get syrupy.
Drop small spoonfuls onto parchment paper and let cool.
Dust with cornstarch or powdered sugar to prevent the drops from sticking to one another in storage.
Store in an airtight container for up to two weeks.