Morning Sickness PopsDecember 2, 2018
When you were a child did your mother give you ginger ale when you were sick? It turns out research shows that ginger really does help with nausea or an upset stomach. But skip the soda pop and make these Morning Sickness Pops instead. These will also work for other causes of nausea.
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1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves or 1 tbsp dried
1/2 cup honey
1/4 tsp powdered ginger
Equipment you’ll need:
- blender or food processor
- small saucepan
- candy thermometer (opt)
- parchment paper
- lollipop sticks (opt)
In a blender or food processor: blend apple cider vinegar and mint until mint is finely chopped.
In a small saucepan: Combine the mint-vinegar mixture, honey, and ginger. Cook over low heat stirring continuously and bring to a boil. Cook while still stirring until it has reached a temperature of 300 degrees.
Place a drop or two of the mixture into a cup of ice water. If it forms a hard drop (like hard candy) then it’s ready. If you don’t have a candy thermometer test the mixture occasionally until you reach this stage.
Lay lollipop sticks on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet or tray. Carefully pour the hot mixture over the end of each stick forming your pop. If you have a lollipop mold, you can also use that. If you don’t have sticks, just pour little dots, creating lozenges.
Let the lollipops cool at room temperature until hard. Wrap individually in waxed paper and store in a mason jar to prevent stickiness.
This recipe will make about 6 pops and many more lozenges.
I hope you feel better.