Here is a quick and easy Elderberry syrup that you can make in as little as 15 minutes with your Instant Pot! But don’t worry, I’ve included stove top directions too!
It is so easy and much more cost effective to do it yourself! You control the ingredients, which is so important, because fresh is always best!
Goodness, it seems like everyone is dropping like flies with colds all around us. I feel like this is a public service announcement to get this Elderberry Syrup into the hands of everyone!
Did you know that you can get twice as much Elderberry syrup making it yourself for about the same price as the store bought?
Elderberry syrup has been getting a lot of positive feedback in the prevention of flu and colds.
Elderberry Syrup has been around a long time. Here is an article from the USDA and what they say have to say about consuming elderberries.
I make elderberry syrup on a regular basis during the winter months. It is an easy recipe to make and to have on hand for healthy immune systems!
USDA states: “In the middle ages elderberry was considered a Holy
Tree, capable of restoring good health, keeping good
health, and as an aid to longevity.”
Frankly that is good enough for me! So let’s get started!
Step by step instructions
FOR THE INSTANT POT:
- Place all ingredients into the instant pot (EXCEPT the honey), stir.
- Press the manual button at high pressure and adjust for 9 minutes.
- Release pressure once the machine beeps that it is finished.
- Use a spoon or potato masher and smash the berries to release all the “juice”.
- Next pour the mixture through a strainer with a bowl underneath.
- Press the liquid with the back of a spoon to make sure it all goes into the bowl.
- Finally once the syrup is nice and cool add the honey and mix well.
- Store your Elderberry syrup in glass jars and place in the fridge.
Stove top instructions
- Place all the ingredients into the sauce pot (EXCEPT the honey).
- Then bring the mixture to a boil and cover with a lid and simmer for 45 minutes.
- Remove the lid and press the berries with the back of a spoon to release all the “juice”.
- Pour the mixture through a strainer with a bowl underneath.
- Then press the liquid again to make sure it all goes into the bowl.
- Finally once the syrup is nice and cool, add the honey and mix well.
- Store your Elderberry syrup in glass jars.
*This is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure. I make no claims that this will cure you.*
Tips for Success
RECOMMENDED DOSES FOR ELDERBERRY SYRUP: Standard dose is ½ – 1 teaspoon for kids and ½ – 1 tablespoon for adults. If you do happen to get the flu or cold, take every 3-4 hours. **this is a guideline and not intended to treat or cure anything*. (This is what I give my family.)
If you have tried this recipe please leave a comment below.
Check out some of my other recipes:
- Instant pot
- Small pot
- Glass Jars
- Spoon or potato smasher
- 2/3 cup Elderberries heaping cup
- 3 3/4 cup Water filtered
- 2 tablespoon Fresh ginger grated
- 1 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon ceylon is best
- 3/4 teaspoon Whole cloves dried
- 3/4 cup Honey Raw, local
Instant Pot instructions
- Place all ingredients (except honey) into your Instant Pot and stir. Place lid on the Instant Pot and make sure to seal, press the manual button for high pressure and set it for 9 minutes.
- Remove the lid and smash berries with a potato masher or the back of a spoon. Strain the mixture and make sure all the juice goes into the bowl. Let the syrup come to room temperature, add the honey and stir. Store in a glass jar and refrigerate.
Stove top instructions
- Place all ingredients (except honey) into your pot and stir. Bring mixture to a boil. Place lid on the pot and reduce your heat to medium/low and simmer for 45 minutes. Continue with step 2 for Instant Pot instructions.