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DIY Lemon Ginger Chews Recipe (Easy!)

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These DIY Lemon Ginger Chews blend sweet and spicy into one powerful candy! We love this easy homemade recipe because it’s fresh, and it’s perfect for cold season!

stack of DIY Lemon Ginger Chews for cold and flu season

These DIY Lemon Ginger Chews are:

  • delicious mix of sweet & spicy,
  • super easy to make,
  • can help with cough or colds,
  • fresher than store-bought.

They also have no additives, preservatives, or food dyes!

Why Ginger?

Ginger contains anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, and other healthful properties. It can help with digestion, upset stomach, gas or cramps, induce sweating, relieve nausea/motion sickness/morning sickness, and decrease inflammation.

I personally use them as cough drops! They’re so much better than store-bought and don’t leave a weird aftertaste (unless you don’t like ginger!). 

pile of DIY Lemon Ginger Chews

Are ginger chews healthy?

Ginger has been used for centuries and is packed with nutrients and bioactive compounds that have been linked to help with everything from menstrual pain to mental health. These chews also contain lemon and honey which have been shown to be soothing when you have a cold.

Are ginger chews good for weight loss?

Studies have found that ginger chews may be good for weight loss and individuals’ waist-hip ratio. For best results, we recommend exercising and following a balanced diet as well.

5 Ingredients You’ll Need

  • 2 cups of warm water
  • 1 inch knob of ginger
  • 2 lemons
  • 3 tbsp of honey
  • 5 tbsp of unflavored gelatin

Note: These chews are very potent, and are more geared towards adults due to the ginger spice. If it’s too spicy, you can always cut down the ginger to create a milder chew.

4 chews stacked on top of each other

How to Make DIY Lemon Ginger Chews

  1. Place gelatin in the warm water and let bloom for 5 minutes. This will help the chews set up well.
  2. While it’s blooming, juice the lemon and zest the peel.
  3. Place gelatin water and remaining ingredients into the blender, and blend on high for 1 minute or until very smooth.
  4. Strain out the ginger strands with a strainer and pour into a 8×8 tray that is lined with parchment paper and lightly sprayed with oil.
  5. Let set in the fridge for 3-4 hours. When you are ready to cut them, oil your knife and cut into 1- 1.5  inch squares.
  6. Keep in fridge

How to Consume

Ginger can be helpful in a variety of ways!

  • To help your digestion, enjoy 1 chew before or after a meal.
  • You may be able to sooth your cough with 1 chew as needed.
  • For nausea, motion sickness, or just a stomach ache, we personally take 1-2 chews every few hours.

How to Store

You’ll want to store your homemade lemon ginger chews in a cool, dry place. They last a 2-3 weeks when stored correctly.

Collage of homemade DIY Lemon Ginger Chews

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Yield: 20

Easy DIY Lemon Ginger Chews

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These DIY Lemon Ginger Chews blend sweet and spicy into one powerful candy! We love this easy homemade recipe because it's fresh, and it's perfect for cold season!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of warm water
  • 1 inch knob of ginger
  • 2 lemons
  • 3 tbsp of honey
  • 5 tbsp of unflavored gelatin

Instructions

  1. Place gelatin in the warm water and let bloom for 5 minutes. This will help the chews set up well.
  2. While it's blooming, juice the lemon and zest the peel.
  3. Place gelatin water and remaining ingredients into the blender and blend on high for 1 minute or until very smooth. Strain out the ginger strands with a strainer and pour into a 8x8 tray that is lined with parchment paper and lightly sprayed with oil.
  4. Let set in the fridge for 3-4 hours. When you are ready to cut them oil your knife and cut into 1- 1.5  inch squares.
  5. Keep in fridge

Notes

These chews are very potent, and are more geared towards adults due to the ginger spice. If it's too spicy, you can always cut down the ginger to create a milder chew.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

20

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 18Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 3gNet Carbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 2g

Nutrition may not be accurate and is only an approximate.

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4 Comments

  1. It doesn’t really tell you what to do with the lemons other than to put them into the blender with every thing else. Do you peel them, cut them up, or just toss them in whole? Also, what if you don’t have a blender to use?

    1. I’m so sorry it wasn’t clear. I’m updating the post now. You’ll want to juice the lemon and zest the peel. Then place it in the blender. I’d say you’d really need a blender. A food processor or mixer may would work in a pinch though!

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