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Bottlebrush Lollies

If you have the common bottlebrush growing at home or in your area gather some flowers when in bloom  (take the kids, they'll love it!) and turn them into healthy jelly lollies!

FYI: Always use caution when gathering and consuming wild foods. Ensure accurate identification is made and awareness of potential health issues associated, including foods high in oxalates and grown where chemical weed and insect sprays are used.


300ml filtered/spring water

1 tbsp honey (or however much you prefer)

Large handful fresh picked bottlebrush flowers (about 8-10 or so). We use Callistemon viminalis variety

2 tbsp pure grass-fed beef gelatin powder (our discount ordering opens up again in October)

Handy items to have

  • Saucepan

  • Silicon moulds or container of choice to set mixture in

  • Flat tray

  • Silicon spatula

  • Whisk


  1. Bring the water to boil in the saucepan, add the bottlebrush flowers and boil for 1-2 minutes

  2. Strain through a sieve into a jug and discard the flowers 

  3. Pour the liquid back into the saucepan and bring to a gentle simmer

  4. Stir the water with a whisk in one hand, use your other hand to slowly add teaspoonfuls of gelatin powder

  5. Once all gelatin granules have dissolved turn the heat off and whisk in the honey

  6. 6. Transfer to a jug with a good pouring lip then pour the liquid into moulds while they're sitting on a firm flat tray

  7. Place in the fridge for 3-4 hours to fully set and firm up

  8. Remove lollies from moulds and serve!

Keep refrigerated when not consuming.

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