Make your own natural cough and cold lollipops for yourself or your child. Honey Lollipops are easy to make and they taste great!
My poor toddler is sick this week 🙁 I took her to her first toddler playtime class and unfortunately she ended up picking up germs. Apparently, my hand sanitizing as soon as we got to the car was already too late to help. It has been a rough couple days especially since she hardly ever gets sick. I didn’t have any cold medicine so I went online to the natural brand I like to see if they had anything locally I could pick up. But unfortunately my toddler is too young for their cold medicine and their cold lollipops are only sold online.
I already knew that honey is really good for colds and coughing so I decided to make my own lollipops. I had honey and sticks so I was ready to start making them. In a saucepan, I cooked the honey until it reached hard crack stage on the candy thermometer (302 F). Then I spooned a teaspoon of the hot honey onto parchment paper and placed a lollipop stick in it so it was covered. I quickly made the rest of the lollipops while it was still hot. Then I let the lollipops cool for 10 minutes to harden. My toddler was anxiously waiting and was excited to try one. She loved them and kept asking for more.
Honey Lollipops are a great natural way to ease cold and cough symptoms for anyone ages 2 to 102.
- ¼ cup honey
- Lollipop sticks
- In a small saucepan over medium high heat, cook honey until it reaches hard crack stage (302 F).
- Spoon a teaspoon of honey onto a piece of parchment paper and place the top of a lollipop stick into the honey. Quickly repeat the process for the remainder of the honey. Allow to cool for 10 minutes.
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Ruth V. says
Great idea! Pinning this for later!
I always use honey & cinnamon when we’re sick but I never thought of this! It’s so easy & genius!
Susan F. says
This is such a good idea! Studies have shown that honey soothes a cough as well as over-the-counter cough syrups – and a lollipop would probably offer less of a choking risk than a regular cough drop! Pinning this.
This is a fantastic idea! My baby girl just got over a really bad cough and cold, and I gave her honey to ease her cough symptoms. She would have LOVED the lollipops. I’m pinning this for later too!
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I feel like i am starting with a cold right now… thinking that I will make these today. Thanks for sharing.
I’ve always wanted to try to make these. Thanks for the reminder and instructions
Julie@Sweet and Spicy Monkey says
What a great idea! Pinning so I can make these if I get sick this year 🙂
Audrey@That Recipe says
What a wonderfully simple idea. I will be making these soon.
Honey Rowland says
Ok…you’re a genius! We’re a natural family and have been since I was in high school (so a really long time.). For over 20 years I have never thought to make a honey lolli for when they’re ill. I always gave spoonfuls to eat and added it with cinnamon or lemon to hot tea.
We all have fall colds here. Great idea!
Catherine Holt says
What an awesome idea. I remember when I was young my mum used to give me a spoon of honey. Whilst I love honey, it was a little hard to stomach. This is such a better idea!!
Ohhhh! I bet I could add a couple drops of essential oil to these for even more cold fighting oomph! Thanks! Pinning!
Laura@Baking In Pyjamas says
That’s such a great idea!
Miz Helen says
What a great idea for a lollipop!
Jamie H says
Thanks for linking this up at our Pretty Pintastic Party! Your recipe has been chosen as a feature for the party this weekend! We hope you’ll stop by with more great posts!
Mel Lockcuff (@MamaBuzz) says
This is so handy, I may just be making some of these. I wonder how long they would last, shelf life wise? Perfect for flu season. Thanks so much for sharing at Inspire Me Wednesday. Featuring you in this week’s issue.
Thank you for the feature!
I usually just make them to last for a day at a time. But if you put them in the fridge, they would probably last for awhile.
Shirley Wood says
Fabulous idea! So glad you shared. I’m wondering why we haven’t thought of this before now.
aimee fauci says
very interesting! great idea and concept!
Organized 31 says
My hubby and daughter have both come down with colds this week, so your post is perfectly timed for my family. Congrats, you’re featured this week on Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.
Great idea. I am sharing.
Dorothy Boucher says
wow, never thought about cooking honey 🙂 nice and thanks for share
Rachel Paul says
I love this! My kids are older so I may try making more of a drop than a lollipop. I will also add doTERRA Lemon essential oil bc it also helps to decrease coughing and cold like symptoms. Plus it just tastes yummy with honey. In fact, our homemade cough drop now is a tsp. of honey with a drop of lemon on top.
Amy N. says
My son asks for hot honey with lemon whenever he is not feeling well. This is a “why didn’t I think of it” moment since we all know how well a bottle of honey travels! Thanks!!!!