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Calming Chamomile and Apple Jelly

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chamomile tea, brewed with 2 teabags
  • 1 cup freshly pressed apple juice (with an optional 1cm chunk of ginger for zing)
  • 1/2 tsp sweet spices (cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, all spice, nutmeg type mix. You could just use plain cinnamon though too)
  • 1 tbsp honey / maple syrup or rice syrup if you’ve reduced fructose in your diet. There is still fructose in the apple of course.
  • 1-2 level tbsp gelatin powder, depending on how firm you want it.

Instructions

  • Put 1/2 cup of chamomile on the stove, with the sweetener of choice and sweet spices in a saucepan and bring to the boil.
  • Turn off heat. Whisk in gelatin, fast. Add apple juice. Pour into moulds.
  • As this jelly is a boring colour (to kids), you could add 15ml liquid chlorophyll to get a more vibrant green colour, or do what I did, and get creative on the garnish top, alternating little wedges of fresh green and red skinned apples.
  • Either way, with all that lovely camomile and blood sugar levelling cinnamon, it’s a great companion to the apple’s fructose component and a really refreshing, cleansing jelly. My husband says it would do well with gin, but that’s perhaps not suited to this post so I’ll leave that there.