DIY Hard Candy

As most of us know, sage is very helpful if you have a sore throat so I tried to make homemade sage cough drops a few days ago. Instead of sage you can also use every other flavour you like and even add some colouring!

For example here are some other herbs and their uses:

  • Peppermint – expectorant, decongestant and mild painreliever
  • Eucalyptus – relieves congestion
  • Licorice – anti-viral, chest and throat soother
  • Chamomile – womens health (contains spiroether, a very strong antispasmodic agent that relaxes aching, tense muscles and alleviates premenstrual pain),digestive tonic, beautiful skin and hair,

As a matter of fact it was really easy to do and the drops ended up being really yummy and so I wanted to share the recipe I used.


What you will need:

  • 100gr sugar
  • 10gr fresh sage
  • 1 knife or blender
  • a sauce pan or a small pot
  • baking paper
  • 1-2 spoons

How to proceed:

  1. Cut the sage in very small pieces (you might as well use the blender, thats how I did it)
  2. Put the sugar into the pot and melt it on a low heat until it liquifies (at first it will be a transparent liquid but it will soon start to turn yellow/golden) Now everything has to go fast!
  3. Put the sage into the pot and mix it with the melted sugar
  4. Take the pot from the stove
  5. With the aid of the spoon drop the mixture on the baking paper (the drips should already have the size of the sweets you want to make)
  6. The next step is more difficult because you might burn your fingers (you can also omit it if you want): take the sweets (they should already be slightly cooler) and roll them between your hands to form small balls (I waited to long and couldn’t really form homogenous balls anymore 😉 )


  1. This is wonderfully easy – thanks for the very clear tips and ideas for other herbs as well. I am going to give this a try. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe! Cheers, Gina

  2. Ick! I want to try these 😮

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