Homemade Cough Drops/Lollipops: Cough Drop Lollipops ½-1 c honey Lollipop sticks Pour honey into saucepan over low heat. Bring honey to a boil. Remove from heat. To make sure your honey has reached the right consistency, place a drop into a cup of water. If the honey turns hard its ready. Lay lollipop sticks on a greased surface. Carefully pour honey over each stick.