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Homemade Elderberry Syrup Recipe

This easy homemade Elderberry Syrup recipe is packed full of nutrients! Keep it on hand to fight off cold and flu symptoms and to boost your immune system.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 50 mins
Course: Medicinal
Cuisine: Medicinal
Keyword: budget friendly, healthy, quick and easy
Servings: 20 ounces
Calories: 7kcal


  • Boiling Pot
  • Measuring Cups
  • Mesh Strainer or Cheesecloth
  • Storage Jar


  • 1 cup Dried Elderberries or 2 cups Fresh Elderberries
  • 4 cups Water
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon or 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 1 tsp Ginger or 1 tablespoon minced Fresh Ginger
  • 1 tsp Cloves or 4 whole Cloves
  • 1 tbsp dried Rosehips (optional)
  • 1/2-1 cup Local Raw Honey or Pure Maple Syrup


  • Add elderberries, water, and all spices into a large pot.
  • Set to medium heat and allow for it to boil.
  • Once boiling, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for approx. 45 mins or until the mixture has reduced to half.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • Once cooled to room temperature, use a mesh strainer or a cheesecloth to strain liquid from berries. Discard remaining pulp.
  • Add honey to liquid and stir to combine (I usually use about ½ cup but you can use up to 1 cup if you prefer it sweeter).
  • Pour into a storage jar, seal tightly, and refrigerate for up to 3 months.