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Elderberry Syrup

If you want to get fight the flu or the cold, one of the best natural weapons is elderberry syrup. This recipe is quick, easy and only requires 6 ingredients.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Drinks
Keyword: elderberry, remedy
Servings: 32
Calories: 18.7kcal
Cost: 14.11

Equipment

  • Soup Pot
  • Instant Pot

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Dried Elderberry or 2 cups if using fresh/frozen elderberries
  • 3 cups Water
  • 0.5 cup Raw Honey
  • 3 whole Cloves optional, can also use ½ tsp of ground cloves
  • 1 knob Ginger, slices, about 1 inch optional, can also use 1 tsp of ground ginger
  • 1 stick Cinnamon optional, can also use 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 1 wedge Lemon optional for vitamin C

Instructions

For Stove Top

  • In a pot, combine elderberries, water, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. Stir to mix together. Turn heat to high and let it coming to a boil.
  • Then Simmer for 45 minute to 1 hour with top covering most of pot.
  • Then strain out the elderberries, cinnamon stick, cloves, and ginger slices. Then pour honey and stir well.
    Pro tip: You can use a cheesecloth or if you're like me who don't have one, you can use a strainer. Once the elderberries have been strained, squeeze out the remaining juices.
  • When it's cooled down, add honey and mix well.
  • Your elderberry syrup is now ready. This recipe yields about 4 cups of elderberry syrup.
    Prior to serving, squeeze a lemon wedge for extra vitamin C.

For Instant Pot

  • In a pot, combine elderberries, water, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. Stir to mix together.
  • Cover Instant pot and set on Manual for 10 minutes.
  • Let the pressure release naturally, this will take another half hour.
  • Open the lid, and strain out the elderberries, cinnamon stick, cloves, and ginger slices. Then pour honey and stir well.
  • Your elderberry syrup is now ready. This recipe yields about 4 cups of elderberry syrup.
    Prior to serving, squeeze a lemon wedge for extra vitamin C.

Notes

Nutrition info is approximate using the sparkpeople.com recipe calculator, and the carb count does not count sugar alcohols. It is your responsibility to check the accuracy of all nutritional facts posted here, especially if you have a medical condition, in which case you should consult with your doctor before using any of the recipes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1oz | Calories: 18.7kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.4g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 0.3mg | Potassium: 13.9mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 4g