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5 from 3 votes

Elderberry Syrup

It is a great idea to be prepared ahead of time so you know what to do if and when a virus does attack your house.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: elderberry syrup recipe, homemade elderberry syrup, how to make elderberry syrup
Servings: 32 servings
Author: Renee - www.raisinggenerationnourished.com

Ingredients

  • ½ cup dried elderberries
  • ¼ cup dried rosehips optional but gives additional immune boosting vitamin c
  • 3 ½ cups filtered water
  • ¼ cup or more to taste raw honey optional – if you plan to give this to your one year old leave this out as raw honey is not recommended until they turn 2. Your "syrup" will be a little runnier but you will still have the benefit of the elderberries.

Instructions

  • Put the elderberries, optional rosehips, and water in a small pot and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce to a low simmer for 45 minutes WITHOUT a lid.
  • Turn the heat off and mash up the elderberries and rosehips with a potato masher.
  • Strain out the elderberries and rosehips and give them a good squeeze to get all the liquid out. Either strain in a tea towel and squeeze, or a mesh strainer and use a spoon to squish them down. A French press works well too.
  • Store the syrup in a pint mason jar in the fridge for 3 months.