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