Rich Elderberry Syrup

A simple elderberry syrup recipe made with dried elderberries, honey and herbs for an immune boosting and delicious syrup. Can be used medicinally or poured onto homemade pancakes or waffles.

Note: Some sources recommend taking only during the week and not on the weekends to boost immunity. Standard dose is ½ – 1 teaspoon for kids and adults.

Serves 2 cups of syrup - to use or dilute

Prep time 5 mins

Cook time 1 hour


  • 3½ cups water
  • 2/3 cup dried elderberries (or 1½ cups fresh or frozen)
  • 2 tbsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  • 1 cup raw honey


  • Pour the water into a medium saucepan and add the elderberries, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves.
  • Bring to a boil and then cover and reduce to a simmer for about 45 minutes to 1 hour until the liquid has reduced by almost half.
  • Remove from heat and let cool until it is cool enough to be handled.
  • Mash the berries carefully using a spoon or other flat utensil.
  • Pour through a strainer into a glass jar or bowl.
  • Discard the elderberries and let the liquid cool to lukewarm.
  • When it is no longer hot, add the honey and stir well.
  • When the honey is well mixed into the elderberry mixture, pour the syrup into a  mason jar or 16 ounce glass bottle of some kind.
  • Store in the fridge and take daily for its immune boosting properties.

Enjoy x