There is no medication lurking inside, but these chewy treats are chock full of stuff that will help keep sickness at bay.

Pomegranate juice is high in vitamins A, C and zinc (all good cold fighters) and plenty of antioxidants to speed recovery. Ginger is an immune system booster and combats nausea or an upset stomach. Lime juice offers another blast of vitamin C, and honey can sooth a sore throat. All wrapped up in a tasty and easy-to-digest package, these healthful treats are good if you’re under the weather or trying to keep your immunities up when colds are being passed around.

If you’ve got candy molds, you can use them to make these into all sorts of fun shapes, be it bear, butterfly or berry. Otherwise, pour this soothing blend into a glass baking dish and cut them into squares.

Step 1

Gather Ingredients

If pomegranate juice doesn’t appeal, other no-pulp juices with high vitamin content may be substituted (like cherry, blueberry or elderberry). Authentic ginger ale may be used in place of ginger tea, but it will increase the sweetness. 

Step 2

Mix and Stir

Combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan and stir over low heat until the gelatin has completely dissolved.

Step 3

Mold and Solidify

Pour into an 8-inch glass baking pan or into candy molds. Place in the freezer for 10 minutes or into the refrigerator for one hour, to solidify. 

Step 4


Cut into bite-sized squares (or remove from candy molds) and they are ready to eat.