The Perfect Lollipop and Cough Drops – Using UMF 10+ Manuka Honey
Our Manuka South UMF® 10+ Manuka Honey is the perfect solution for a sore throat. You can add the honey into your daily diet many ways, including: in a hot drink, by the spoon and even spread over toast. But when I came across this recipe I had to share it with you, especially as they are so simple to make.
If you don’t have any lollipop sticks lying around then that’s ok – You can make cough drops!
Anyone with a sore throat or nagging cough will tell you that they love a good cough drop. The funny thing is that many cough drops are full of ingredients that are not good for you. Sugar, food dyes, soy can all be found in common cough drops.
We don’t really want to be using a cough drop with those ingredients now do we?
These home made Manuka Honey Lollipops or cough drops are perfect AND since you are making them yourselves, you know that only good stuff is in them!
So let’s get started shall we?
Here’s what you need:
– 1/2 cup to 1 cup Manuka South UMF® 10+ Manuka Honey (depending on how many you would like to make)
– Candy thermometer (this is optional)
– Lollipop sticks of your choice
– Lollipop mold (this is not the typical thing that would be lying around in your kitchen draws, so if you are like me and don’t have one that’s ok! You can make free form lollipops by pouring the honey over the stick on a non-stick surface)
Test (our handy testing tip!)
Making the Lollipops
Note: Babies under the age of 2 year should not be given honey.
Source – http://pistachioproject.com/2011/09/homemade-cough-drops-and-cough-drop-lollipops.html