Ginger tea is the ultimate solution for nausea, dizziness and indigestion, all of which can strike at any given time and place. Surely, having a cup of ginger tea is not always a possibility. This is when the cleverness of stashing some chewy ginger candies in your bag becomes very clear!
If you like to know how to make chewy ginger candies from scratch, continue reading. Don’t forget to share this article later on to let your family and friends learn how to whip them up, too!
Simply put, chewy ginger candies are like gummy bears for adults. These tiny rubbery gems are very good for dealing with just about anything that a cup of freshly brewed ginger tea can manage, most of which have something to do with the digestive system like an upset stomach or a bout of acid reflux.
You can also rely on your homemade chewy ginger candies each time you are suffering from nausea or vomiting — its taste will quickly pacify your stomach that’s acting up.
Feeling dizzy each time you are riding a car, boat or an airplane? Then you can also pop one chewy ginger candy or two in your mouth to attain much-needed relief from that motion sickness. Homemade chewy ginger candies are so much better than medications for motion sickness because they do not cause side effects.
Did you know that it’s also a wonderful idea for you to reach for some DIY chewy ginger candies if you are suffering from arthritis? Ginger is revered for its amazing anti-inflammatory properties, and it can definitely help in alleviating painful, stiff and swollen joints sans the side effects associated with NSAIDs.
Excited to come up with your first batch of chewy ginger candies? Here’s the recipe:
5 ounces of fresh ginger root
2 cups of brown sugar
1 cup of honey
2 tablespoons of tapioca starch (plus a little more for dusting)
-Carefully peel and thoroughly wash fresh ginger root.
-Chop them up into small pieces.
-Using a food processor, process chopped up ginger root for a few minutes.
-Transfer processed ginger root to a small sieve. Squeeze out the juice using the back of a spoon.
-You should end up with about 1/4 cup of ginger juice.
-Reach for a medium-sized saucepan.
-Combine brown sugar, honey and tapioca starch. Using medium heat, bring to a boil.
-Keep on stirring and monitoring the temperature with a candy thermometer.
-Once the temperature reaches 265°F, switch off the stove.
-Worry not if you don’t have a candy thermometer. Remove from heat once the mixture is about to boil.
-Stir in ginger juice. Watch out because there will be some sizzling!
-If you want the resulting chewy ginger candies to be spicy, add a little of the processed ginger root, too.
-Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spray lightly with oil.
-Using a teaspoon, neatly place tiny dollops of the mixture on the parchment paper.
-Allow chewy ginger candies to cool completely for a couple of hours.
-Transfer hardened chewy ginger candies to a large plate.
-Dust with a little tapioca starch and transfer to a small resealable plastic bag.
That’s how easy it is to make some chewy ginger candies right in your kitchen. Unlike the kinds that are available at some supermarkets, these homemade chewy treats out of ginger are completely devoid of unnecessary ingredients such as artificial preservatives and colorings.
After you coming up with your first batch of chewy ginger candies, come back to this site and share your experiences with your masterpieces that are capable of dealing with nausea, dizziness, indigestion and even joint pain!