How to Make Elderberry Syrup

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Learn how to make elderberry syrup in the instant pot or on the stove top! Click to read!

A few months ago, I started reading about elderberry syrup and was getting curious to try it…but it’s kinda sorta really expensive! I bought a small bottle of it online, but quickly realized that it wouldn’t be cost effective to keep that up.

Great news! Elderberry syrup is super easy to make! Today, I’ll be sharing the recipe that I use to make my own. I actually adopted this recipe from Purely Parsons on Instagram (she also sells these kits pre-made in case you’d rather dip your toe in!) and some other recipes I found on Pinterest. If you give it a try, let me know how to you like it!

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Instant Pot Recipe

You’ll need…

  • 3.5 cups water
  • 1/2 cup dried elderberries* (these are the ones we use)
  • 1-2 tsp of cinnamon depending on your taste preferences
  • 1/2 cup honey

Place the elderberries, water, and cinnamon into the instant pot.

Stir it all up, place the lid on your instant pot, and make sure it’s in the sealing position.

Set it to cook for 30 minutes on manual high pressure.

When the 30 minutes is up, quick release, and strain the liquid into a separate bowl.

Press out any extra juice from the berries with a fork, and allow the liquid to cool slightly.

When the liquid is warm (not hot), add in your honey, and stir to combine.

Pour the elderberry syrup into an upcycled glass jar, and store in the fridge!

Stove Top Recipe

You’ll need…

  • 3.5 cups water
  • 1/2 cup dried elderberries* (these are the ones we use)
  • 1-2 tsp of cinnamon depending on your taste preferences
  • 1/2 cup honey

Place the elderberries, water, and cinnamon into a small pot on the stove.

Stir it all up, and bring the mixture to a boil.

Once it is boiling, reduce the heat, and allow the mixture to simmer for 30 minutes.

When the 30 minutes is up, strain the liquid into a separate bowl.

Press out any extra juice from the berries with a fork, and allow the liquid to cool slightly.

When the liquid is warm (not hot), add in your honey, and stir to combine.

Pour the elderberry syrup into an upcycled glass jar, and store in the fridge!

How much should you use each day?

Well, I’m not a professional by any means, so I can’t really answer that for you…but the adults in our house take 2 tbsp daily (or whenever we remember). Our son (currently almost 2 years old) takes 1 tbsp. You can do a quick google search to find what might work best for your family!

I hope that this recipe is helpful to you, and please let me know in the comments if you try it out!

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