Elderberry Syrup

Image borrowed from original site

Original recipe:

https://wellnessmama.com/1888/elderberry-syrup/


PREP: 5 MINUTES | COOK: 45 MINUTES | CHILL: 20 MINUTES | SERVES: 2 CUPS


My Ingredients:

  • 3½ cups water
  • 2/3 cup elderberries (dried, or 1 1/3 cups fresh or frozen)
  • 2 tablespoon ginger, grated
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ tsp cloves
  • 1 cup raw honey

Method:

  • 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 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 your glass jars or bottles.
  • Store in the fridge and take daily for its immune boosting properties.

My comments:

  • Make sure to use a nice tasting honey as it can taste bitter if it isn’t sweet enough. Use maple syrup or molasses if you want to make it vegan
  • Don’t over boil as it can make the berries taste bitter
  • I bought my dried elderberries online from iHerb
  • I swear by this to help reduce my families cold & flu symptoms

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