How to Make Elderberry Syrup
By Kyle P - January 22, 2018
This easy elderberry syrup combines the powerful antioxidant properties of elderberries with the warming spice of cinnamon and ginger. Add a dollop of raw honey and this syrup will help give your immune system the support it needs.* Easy to make and delicious for the whole family, this syrup stores for up to six months if kept in the fridge tightly sealed. But don't limit yourself to sipping elderberry syrup during sickness! This syrup is sweet, fruity, and versatile. Swirl it into drinks, blend it into smoothies, stir it into oatmeal, and drizzle it over pancakes. I enjoy it spooned over ice cream! The possibilities are endless. Enjoy!
Classic Elderberry Syrup RecipeIngredients:
- 4 cups cold filtered water
- 2 cups organic dried elderberries
- 1 organic cinnamon stick
- 3 organic whole cloves
- 1 tsp organic dried ginger root
- Raw organic honey (or organic agave syrup for a vegan recipe)
- Combine the berries and herbs with cold water in a pot and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat and allow herbs to simmer for 30 to 40 minutes.
- Remove from heat and mash the berries in the liquid mixture.
- Strain the berries and herbs through cheesecloth and squeeze out the juice.
- Measure the liquid and add an equal amount of honey. Gently heat the honey and juice for a few minutes until well combined. Do not boil!
- Bottle in sterilized glass bottle.