Sore Throat Popsicles – are the perfect frozen treat to give your toddler or kid when they are under the weather or have a sore throat! Made with 5 immune-boosting ingredients, these popsicles are loaded with vitamin C, antioxidants, antibacterial and antifungal properties.
Sore Throat Popsicles
These Sore Throat Popsicles are the perfect frozen treat to give your toddler or kid when they are under the weather or have a sore throat!
They are made with 5 important ingredients – elderberry syrup, coconut water, honey, freshly squeezed lemon and orange juice. These ingredients help soothe a sore throat as well as aid in hydration and help boost the immune system to shorten the symptoms of the common cold or flu.
Plus, they taste delicious and both my kiddos gave them two (albeit sick) thumbs up!
Reasons to Love these Popsicles
- sick kid-approved
- naturally sweetened
- have natural electrolytes for hydration
- high in immune-boosting compounds
- loaded with antioxidants, antibacterial and antifungal properties
- soothes sore throats
- easy to make
- packed with vitamin C
- make now – store for later
- can be served to kiddos who are sick or as preventive maintenance
- Elderberry Syrup: is naturally high in immune-boosting compounds and has been shown to help relieve and shorten the duration of cold and flu symptoms. I use this brand of elderberry syrup for this recipe, and there is also a children’s version as well. Elderberry syrup is great for when you are sick or taken before you get sick as a preventive measure.
- Coconut Water: has natural electrolytes and a good amount of potassium, which helps keep you hydrated and replenishes fluids when sick.
- Honey: is really the key ingredient in this recipe. Raw honey is loaded with antioxidants, antibacterial and antifungal properties, which help with inflammation and soothe sore throats. You can use raw honey or Manuka honey in this recipe.
- Lemon Juice: one freshly squeezed lemon has 53 milligrams of cold-fighting vitamin C. You will need to use freshly squeezed lemons to get the full benefits.
- Orange Juice: has a little more vitamin C than lemons, which when combined with help prevent or limit the duration of the common cold. You will need to use freshly squeezed oranges to get the full benefits, not processed juice.
How to Make these Sore Throat Popsicles
- Mix Together: place all ingredients into a jar or bowl and mix together. I have found shaking the ingredients together makes it easier for the honey to get mixed in without staying clumpy.
- Pour into Molds: pour the popsicle mixture into popsicle molds or popsicle sleeves.
- Freeze: place the popsicles in the freezer and let harden for at least 4 hours.
Items you need for this Recipe
Other Recipes for a sick kiddo
- Cold Buster Smoothie (and Popsicles) for Toddler + Kids
- Golden Milk Waffles for Baby, Toddlers + Kids
- Orange + Carrot Juice with Ginger
- Immune Boost Baby Food Puree for Baby + Toddler
- 3 Things My Toddler Takes Everyday to Stay Healthy
Sore Throat Popsicles
- 1 cup coconut water
- 5-6 tbsp raw honey
- 5 tsp elderberry syrup
- 1/4 cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed
- 1/4 cup orange juice, freshly squeezed
- Place all of the ingredients into a jar or bowl, and mix until combined.
- Pour mixture into popsicle molds or sleeves.
- Place the popsicle molds into the freezer and freeze for at least 4 hours.