Homemade Elderberry Gummy Vitamins

Kids love gummy vitamins, but they often contain artificial colors and flavors or other questionable ingredients. And if you have more than one child, those pricey bottles of vitamins don't last very long. This homemade version is easy to make and fun for your little ones.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 10 mins
30 gummy vitamins


  • 2 cups dried elderberries

  • 2 cups distilled water

  • ½ cup dried rosehips

  • ½ cup dried hibiscus flowers

  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger

  • 1 cinnamon stick

  • 6 whole cloves

  • 8 tablespoons grass-fed gelatin (such as Great Lakes®)

  • 1 cup raw, local honey

  • 12 ounces pureed strawberries


  1. Combine elderberries, distilled water, rosehips, hibiscus flowers, ginger, cinnamon stick, and cloves in a heavy saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes.

  2. Strain mixture through a sieve into a bowl, squeezing all juice from berries. Discard solids. Return liquid to the saucepan over low heat. Sprinkle gelatin on top and whisk until dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool until mixture is warm but no longer hot. Stir in honey or pureed strawberries until dissolved.

  3. Immediately pour mixture into fun-shaped silicone molds a 9x13-inch baking pan lightly greased with coconut oil.

  4. Refrigerate until hardened, about 30 minutes. Remove gummies from molds or cut into pieces. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

56 Calories
0g Fat
13g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 30
Calories 56
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 11mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 57mg 287%
Calcium 20mg 2%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 63mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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