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.