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homemade elderberry syrup

How to make Elderberry Syrup


  • Author: Jen Hansard
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 65 minutes
  • Yield: 3 cups 1x

Description

This homemade elderberry syrup recipe uses elderberries to harness the healing power of plants. Simple and kid-friendly to make and take, this syrup will help keep you healthy and happy all winter long.


Ingredients

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  • ½ cup dried elderberries
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon each: ground cinnamon, dried thyme, ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 ½ cups raw honey
  • 23 tablespoons raw apple cider vinegar (optional)

Instructions

1. Place all of the ingredients except the honey and apple cider vinegar (if using), into a non-reactive saucepan. Bring to a boil, then lower heat to a simmer. Simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Use the back of a wooden spoon to smash the elderberries a bit as they soften.

2. Remove from heat and let cool for a few minutes. Pour through a fine mesh sieve, pressing to extract as much liquid as possible.

3. Stir in honey and apple cider vinegar. Transfer to a quart jar with tight-fitting lid.

4. Store in refrigerator for up to several months. Adults, take 1 tablespoon daily. 

Notes

Please do not give to babies under 1 year old.

  • Category: Remedy
  • Method: stove top
  • Cuisine: Natural Remedy

Keywords: elderberry syrup recipe, homemade elderberry recipe