Echinacea Ice Lollies

  • Recipe courtesy of James Wong
  • Show: Grow Your Own Drugs
  • Episode: Roots

Total Time:
336 hr 15 min
10 min
Inactive Prep:
336 hr
5 min


  • 2/3 ounce fresh echinacea root, chopped
  • 1/3 cup vodka
    • 3 1/3 cups cranberry juice
    • 1 cup honey
    • 3 1/8 inches ginger root, peeled and thinly sliced
    • 2 medium red chiles, sliced
    • 1 sachet animal gelatine
    • Juice of 2 large lemons


    Put the echinacea in a jar and pour over the vodka to cover completely. Let infuse for 2 to 4 weeks. Strain the vodka.

    Combine the cranberry juice, honey, ginger, chiles and gelatine in a saucepan. Stir together and then simmer for 5 minutes. Take off the heat and let cool. Strain through a sieve into a bowl.

    When cooled, stir in the lemon juice and echinacea tincture. Pour into ice lollie molds and freeze.

    Take during colds or infection. The lollies keep in the freezer for up to 3 months.


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