How to Make Your Own Cough Drops

Making cough drops that are full of immune boosting ingredients is easy and here's a guide to how I did in less than an hour

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How to Make Your Own Cough Drops Recipe
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Time to gather ingredients

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1 cup sugar

1 cup sugar

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1 tbs honey. Honey has antibacterial properties & soothes sore throats by gently coating irritated tissues. Honey is also a natural cough suppressant

1 tbs honey. Honey has antibacterial properties & soothes sore throats by gently coating irritated tissues. Honey is also a natural cough suppressant

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Original recipe calls for 1/2 tbs clove but i use Chinese Five Spice because each spice aids the immune system & clove is 1 of them. Its packed full of antioxidants

Original recipe calls for 1/2 tbs clove but i use Chinese Five Spice because each spice aids the immune system & clove is 1 of them. Its packed full of antioxidants

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1/2 tbs ground ginger. Yes ginger is in the chinese 5 spice but I love ginger & wanted more. Ginger helps maintain immune system as well as adding anti inflammatory properties & maintaining nausea.

1/2 tbs ground ginger. Yes ginger is in the chinese 5 spice but I love ginger & wanted more. Ginger helps maintain immune system as well as adding anti inflammatory properties & maintaining nausea.

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1 tbs lime/lemon juice. High in vitamin c which boosts the immune system. You wont need this many limes. About 1/2 of one should do.

1 tbs lime/lemon juice. High in vitamin c which boosts the immune system. You wont need this many limes. About 1/2 of one should do.

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Add sugar to saucepan

Add sugar to saucepan

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Add 1/2 cup water to saucepan

Add 1/2 cup water to saucepan

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Stir until well blended

Stir until well blended

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Squeeze 1 tbs lime/lemon juice.

Squeeze 1 tbs lime/lemon juice.

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Add lime juice to saucepan

Add lime juice to saucepan

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Add honey to saucepan

Add honey to saucepan

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Add ginger

Add ginger

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Add Chinese Five Spice

Add Chinese Five Spice

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Stir stir stir

Stir stir stir

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Turn on the heat, turning it to medium, stirring frequently

Turn on the heat, turning it to medium, stirring frequently

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While waiting for mixture to begin to simmer place parchment on a baking pan

While waiting for mixture to begin to simmer place parchment on a baking pan

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Once it starts to simmer stir once more

Once it starts to simmer stir once more

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Turn heat to low & let simmer for 15-20 mins stirring occasionally

Turn heat to low & let simmer for 15-20 mins stirring occasionally

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When 20 mins have elapsed, it should be a thick and dark brown syrup

When 20 mins have elapsed, it should be a thick and dark brown syrup

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Turn the burner off and remove from heat. Let sit for a couple mins to cool down.

Turn the burner off and remove from heat. Let sit for a couple mins to cool down.

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This is the consistency you are looking for.

This is the consistency you are looking for.

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Using a spoon make little drops on your parchment. Be very careful, it is very hot!!!

Using a spoon make little drops on your parchment. Be very careful, it is very hot!!!

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Allow to cool. I placed mine in the freezer for a couple mins to make removal easier

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Pour hot water in the saucepan to get the remaining syrup out & pour in a mug to enjoy a hot throat coating tea

Pour hot water in the saucepan to get the remaining syrup out & pour in a mug to enjoy a hot throat coating tea

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Put the drops in a container and sprinkle with cornstarch to prevent sticking. Enjoy!

Put the drops in a container and sprinkle with cornstarch to prevent sticking. Enjoy!

Ingredients

1 Cup Sugar 
½ Cups Water 
1 Tablespoon Honey 
½ Tablespoons Ginger 
½ Tablespoons Chinese Five Spice 
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