This elderberry syrup is a staple in my home between the October and April months. The kids love the taste and it will help support your bodies’ immune health and keep you strong through the long winter. Between this syrup and a big bowl of bone broth, we feel ready to take on winter sickness!
This syrup recipe will make enough to last a month or two in the winter; you can double this batch, or just add it to your monthly meal rotation. Once you see how easy it is and how good it makes you feel, you’ll want to make it every week!
Disclaimer: This recipe is not meant to be used as a medicine. It is meant to support your health. If you or anyone in your family is sick, please consult a doctor.
Combine all ingredients EXCEPT HONEY in a pot and bring to a boil.
Once boiling, lower heat to a simmer and let the mixture reduce by half.
(elderberries will leave a line of color on the side of the pot as they reduce, which gives you a helpful visual)
Once reduced, remove from heat and mash berries with the back of a large spoon.
Strain mix. Be sure to press mixture with a spoon to get all the liquid out of your berries.
Let the liquid cool to room temperature & then mix with the honey.
*Dried Elderberries can be purchased on Amazon. Be sure to get the organic brand!
This is a large batch that will likely last you at least halfway through the winter, if not more. Keep refrigerated.
I give our family 1 tablespoon of syrup a day as an immune booster.
When sick, we take it 2-3 times a day or more.
Disclaimer: this recipe is not meant to be used as a medicine. It is meant to support your health. If you or anyone in your family is sick, please consult a doctor.