Ice Lollies For Colds And Infections
Roots/Echinacea ice lollies
To make the tincture:
20 g fresh echinacea root
80 ml vodka
For the ice lollies:
2 medium-sized red chillis
8 cm root ginger
240 ml honey
1 sachet animal gelatine
800 ml cranberry juice
Juice of 2 large lemons
80 ml Echinacea Tincture (see above) 1. 1. Wash and chop the echinacea root, then put in a jar and pour over the vodka to cover completely. Leave for 2-4 weeks.
2. 2. Wash and slice the chillis. Peel and thinly slice the ginger.
3. 3. Combine the chillis, ginger, honey, gelatine and cranberry juice in a saucepan, then stir and simmer for 5 minutes. Take off the heat and leave to cool. Sieve into a bowl.
4. 4. When the drained liquid is cool, stir in the lemon juice and Echinacea Tincture. Pour into ice lolly moulds and freeze.
NB. Contains alcohol so not suitable for children.
Use: Take during colds and infection - 1 a day for up to 2 weeks. Each lolly contains one typical dose of Echinacea.
STORAGE: The lollies keep in the freezer for 3 months.