I have got a dry, tickly cough a the moment which is driving me mad. I am trying to buy as little from the shops as I can at the moment as I have a few breaks away planned and want to save money for spending on those. I therefore decided to make some cough sweets. I love being independent and not buying from shops and I had all the ingredients in already.
2.5 tablespoons of honey. I used half local honey and half manuka honey that I had been bought for Christmas
1.5 teaspoons of coconut oil
0.5 inch of fresh ginger, peeled and finely grated
0.5 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice.
- Put all the ingredients into a small pan.
- Heat the pan gently to melt all the ingredients
- When the mixture starts to bubble take it off the heat and whisk until the foam and bubbles have gone.
- Replace on the heat for about 20 seconds until the honey mixture bubbles again. Whisk until bubbles are gone.
- Repeat this for about 3 minutes making sure that you take the mixture off the heat to prevent burning.
- The mixture will gradually go a darker colour
8.Pour into silicone moulds, but do not fill. Mine were chocolate moulds that I got from Poundland. The cough sweets want to be quite thin. I filled mine half way.
9.Let them cool for 15 to 20 minutes and then place into the freezer to set in the mould.
10. Mine were ready in an hour and they easily slid out of the mould.
The sweets were really cool and soothing but they were not really hard and so it was tempting to chew. I am keeping mine in the freezer as I expect they will go quite sticky once thawed. They also taste so nice that I am sure I would just eat them as sweeties if they were in eye sight too. I keep forgetting to take a spoonful of my manuka honey which I asked for for health reasons and so this is a good way to get it down me too as I am not a big fan of honey, but I know it is good for me. I am not sure if the sweets would be harder if cheaper honey was used as that crystallises more easily. I will definitely make them again as they were so easy and my throat has felt less tickly this afternoon.