Elderberry Syrup

Stay healthy during the cold and flu season with this immune boosting syrup.


  • 2/3 cup dried elderberries  about 3 ounces
  • 3 1/2 cups of water
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh ginger root
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves or clove powder I used clove powder this time
  • 1 cup raw honey


  1. Pour water into medium saucepan and add elderberries, ginger, cinnamon and cloves (you will not add honey at this time)
  2. Bring all of the ingredients from above to a boil, cover and reduce to a simmer for about 45 minutes to an hour until you see the liquid has been reduced by nearly half. Remove from heat and let cool enough to be handled. Once cooled, mash the berries carefully using a spoon or other flat utensil to get all of the juices. Pour through a strainer and into a glass bowl.
  3. Discard the elderberries and transfer your liquid to a 16 oz mason jar. When it is no longer hot, add 1 cup of honey, add the cap and shake until well combined.
  4. There you have it. Homemade Elderberry syrup. Store in the fridge and take daily to strengthen your immune system. Some sources online recommend taking during the week and not on the weekends to boost your body's immunity.
  5. Dosing for kids: ½ tsp to 1 tsp Adults: ½ Tbsp to 1 Tbsp for adults.