Cough-Soothing Kinderpunsch in two clear glass mugs with star anise and cinnamon sticks inside

Cough-Soothing Kinderpunsch

Wintertime means more time spent indoors as well as breathing in cold air, both of which may lead to coughs in the little ones. If your kids are prone to having sore throats, coughs, or just need extra comfort this time of year, I think they’ll love this Cough-Soothing Kinderpunsch.

Kinderpunsch is a traditional warm German punch served at Christmas time. It’s sort of like a non-alcoholic version of mulled wine. The warm juice plus the ChildLife Essentials Formula 3 Cough supplement will sooth coughs while helping to hydrate. Be sure to let the mixture cool to 86 degrees before adding the cough supplement so you don’t destroy the potency of the supplement.

For the juice, I used no sugar added 100% juice, not “juice cocktail” or something like that. I also recommend serving this a good amount of time prior to bedtime if serving it at night, that way the little ones don’t get up too many times in the night for trips to the bathroom!

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Cough-Soothing Kinderpunsch in two clear mugs with cinnamon sticks and star anise pods inside

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Cough-Soothing Kinderpunsch in two clear glass mugs with star anise and cinnamon sticks inside
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Cough-Soothing Kinderpunsch

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: German
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 99kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • 2 cups no sugar added apple juice
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 2 cups no sugar added grape juice
  • 2 cups water
  • 10 whole cloves
  • 3 cinnamon sticks , plus more for serving, if desired
  • 2 whole star anise , plus more for serving, if desired
  • Honey , to taste
  • ChildLife Essentials Formula 3 Cough , appropriate doses for 8 children


  • Combine the juices with water, cloves, cinnamon, and star anise in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 15 minutes. Add honey to taste.
  • Let cool to 86 degrees F before adding the appropriate dose of Formula 3 Cough for child’s age. Stir well and serve.


Nutrition facts not calculated with the ChildLife Essentials supplement in it, as that will vary based on the amount you use per serving based on your child's age.


Nutrition Facts
Cough-Soothing Kinderpunsch
Amount Per Serving
Calories 99 Calories from Fat 4
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.4g1%
Saturated Fat 0.1g1%
Trans Fat 0.001g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.1g
Sodium 10mg0%
Potassium 264mg8%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 135IU3%
Vitamin C 32mg39%
Calcium 37mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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Tags: ChildLife Essentials Cinnamon Honey Juice Kid Friendly Orange Juice Punch
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