Before you bring down the first Ingredient try to clear some of the Licorice Locks. By clearing some of the Licorice Locks it will become easier to match candies and eventually to bring down Ingredients.
Match candies as low on the playing field as possible as often as you can, preferably underneath Ingredients. Doing this will shift the largest amount of candies, hopefully matching some automatically and create new opportunities to make special candies.
With candies of 5 colors it’s not difficult to make special candies. The special candy you should be aiming for is the vertical Striped candy because the easiest way to bring down an Ingredient is by a matching vertical Striped candy in the same column as the Ingredient itself.