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DIY Lemon Ginger Cough Drops

The past few weeks were all about bronchitis for us, which meant that several days saw me speaking in a whispering voice that would fit in in any library. 

So, to ease the sore throats in our house, I made DIY cough drops. Lemon Ginger, to be exact. With a little cinnamon and cloves through in for good measure.

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Since, I didn’t have a mold (or well, to be more precise, I didn’t have any suitable molds that I don’t use for soap making), I turned to powdered sugar and a measuring spoon to create them.

Line a cookie sheet with parchment or wax paper. Spread out powdered sugar until it’s at least as deep as the measuring spoon.

 

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Then, simply dip the measuring spoon into the sugar repeatedly to create molds. I used a half teaspoon for mine, and they turned out the perfect size.

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DIY Lemon Ginger Cough Drops

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

Instructions

  1. Line a small cookie sheet with parchment or wax paper.
  2. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. I used about 3 cups of sugar in all.
  3. Use a measuring spoon to make molds, by dipping it into the powdered sugar.
  4. Combine ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, making sure to whisk.
  5. When the mixture reaches 300F degrees on a candy thermometer, remove from heat and pour into each mold.
  6. Allow the cough drops to cool then toss in the powdered sugar to keep them from sticking to each other.
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