Elderberry Syrup Recipe
4-Steps for how to make elderberry syrup! This homemade elderberry syrup recipe is simple and will save you a bundle of money!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
- 4 cups water
- 1 cup elderberries dried
- 1 cup honey Can also use Monk Fruit or Maple Syrup in place of honey for vegan and babies
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1/4 teaspoon ginger powder
In a medium pot, cover and boil the elderberries and 2 cinnamon sticks in water. When the water gets to a boil turn the heat down to a simmer. Let it simmer for 30 minutes, covered. It is optional to mash the berries to release extra flavor in the juice, but not needed.
Strain the berries and cinnamon sticks with a strainer over a large bowl. Then in another large bowl add a mesh bag (or cheese cloth) over it. Pour the juice into the mesh bag (or cheese cloth) and squeeze it to strain out any extra berry pieces, releasing the juice into the bowl.
While it is warm, add 1 cup of honey, lemon juice and ginger to the elderberry juice and mix well. Another option is to substitute honey for maple syrup if giving to children under 1 as they should not have honey, or use Monk Fruit sugar for sugar-free.
Transfer the elderberry syrup into a 32 ounce mason jar with a lid and store it in the refrigerator.
If using Monk Fruit sweetener, add it with the juice in the pot and stir until the sugar crystals melt.
It is also optional to add 1 tablespoon of fresh grated ginger and a couple of whole cloves during simmering with the cinnamon sticks.
Items Used In This Recipe:
Calories: 1672kcal | Carbohydrates: 452g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 80mg | Potassium: 670mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 418g | Vitamin A: 870IU | Vitamin C: 60.6mg | Calcium: 186mg | Iron: 5mg