Elderberry Syrup

Instant Pot Elderberry Syrup

Elderberry Syrup

Instant Pot Elderberry Syrup

Once cold and flu season hits, it seems like we hear all about Elderberry for colds everywhere where turn. While you may be familiar with the word, do you know where it comes from and what it can do?

Don’t worry friends, I’m here to help you with all that fun information! Here’s some helpful tips about Elderberry just for you!

Elderberry comes from a tree that is native to Europe. It is nicknamed the “Tree of Music.” A wide variety of these trees can be found in various places, but typically the Sambucus Nigra is historically what is used as a medicinal plant and to make elderberry syrup.

History shows that early settlers used elderberries to make a black syrup that was used to treat a variety of ailments such as fevers, influenza and to boost immune systems.

Amazon is a great place to order natural ingredients like honey, elderberries, and books! Below are the elderberries that I use for the recipe. 

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Elder Berries Whole Organic - 1 lb,(Frontier)
Elderberries: The Amazing Elderberry, Its Secret Healing Capabilities & DIY Recipes For Improving Your Wellness (Elderberries - Elderberry Syrup)
Rosemary Gladstar's Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner's Guide: 33 Healing Herbs to Know, Grow, and Use
Arizona Desert Wildflower Honey (Raw & Unfiltered by Crockett Honey

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 Elderberry Syrup Benefits

However, elderberry isn’t a one berry show. It can also be used to help lower cholesterol, improve vision, improve heart health, a cough suppressant, treat the common cold, arthritis, skin conditions, bacterial and viral infections, and tonsillitis.

Basically, this is a must have for your home medicine cabinet. For all you aspiring farmers reading this, elderberry is also used to treat livestock!

Side note: Elderberry was used in Panama in 1995 to treat the flu epidemic!

Once cold and flu season hits, you’ll be searching high and low to try to find it! Everyone tends to use it during the cold and sick months, and for good reason!

This year, I vowed that I was going to find a way to make it myself.

Since elderberry is a MUST have, I set out to conquer making this amazing syrup in the Instant Pot! Who knew that with just a little research, time and patience it’s possible to create this Elderberry syrup right in the comfort of your own home?

 

Dosage: How Much Elderberry Syrup to Take

I have gotten a lot of messages about how much elderberry syrup to give. I am not a Dr or an herbalist, so keep that in mind. However, what we have done in our family are as follows-

Kids from about age 2-12: 1/2 -1 teaspoon per day during cold and flu season. IF they are sick though that changes to 1 teaspoon every 3 hours until symptoms are gone.

Kids age 13-adult: 1/2-1 or 2 tablespoons a day during the cold and flu season. Then if they are sick 1 full teaspoon every 3 hours until symptoms are gone.

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Elderberry Syrup

Here’s what you’ll need to make Elderberry Syrup in an Instant Pot. It’s easy, very few ingredients, and a healthy recipe to boost your immune system! Let’s get to the Elderberry Syrup recipe, shall we?

Instant Pot Elderberry Syrup Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup elderberry ( I use these from frontier)
  • 1 cup raw honey
  • 1 tbsp. cloves
  • 1 tbsp. ginger chopped
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • 1 tsp. orange zest
  • 6-8 leaves mint (optional)
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 Cinnamon Sticks

How to Make Elderberry Syrup in an Instant Pot

1) Combine all the ingredients except the honey in your Instant Pot. Lock the lid into place and seal the pressure valve.

Elderberry Syrup

Using manual setting, cook the ingredients for 7 minutes on high pressure. When done, use the quick release method.

Elderberry Syrup

2) Remove the lid and set your Instant Pot to sauté. Let the syrup simmer in the Instant Pot for 15 minutes or until the liquid is reduced by half.

 

3) Mash the elderberries while still in the Instant Pot. Place a wire mesh strainer over a large bowl and strain the elderberries from the syrup. The elderberries can be discarded.

4) Let the syrup cool to about room temperature and then mix in the honey. Pour the syrup into an airtight container and store in the refrigerator.

Elderberry Syrup

Yields: 2 pints 

Elderberry Syrup

Also- I have another post on how to take this syrup and make Elderberry Gummies!

Elderberry Syrup

And there it is, another amazing recipe that you can make in your Instant Pot. Seriously, it just doesn’t get any more easier than that.

An Easy Recipe to Make Homemade Elderberry Syrup

Now, you hold the keys and knowledge to how to make Elderberry Syrup this year! No more running to the store or waiting in lines to secure your bottle.

All you have to do is wake up, head to the kitchen, and create!

And truth be told, you’ll love the flavor of this syrup. Not only does it boost amazing health benefits, but it tastes great as well! How many times can you say that about any of the over-the-counter medicines that you buy?

Give yourself a pat on the back and be proud that you’re going to make your own Instant Pot Elderberry Syrup this year. While it is simple, it’s not something that everyone can do!

Take your time and share your wealth with others, so that they can see just how easy it can be to make their own syrup as well. The more that you can educate them on how to create this Elderberry syrup recipe at home to benefit themselves and their family, the better!

Get your healthy Instant Pot recipe below!

Instant Pot Elderberry Syrup

Instant Pot Elderberry Syrup

Since elderberry is a MUST have, I set out to conquer making this amazing syrup in the Instant Pot!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup elderberry
  • 1 cup raw honey
  • 1 tbsp. cloved
  • 1 tbsp. ginger chopped
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • 1 tsp. orange zest
  • 6-8 leaves mint optional
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 Cinnamon Sticks

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients except the honey in your Instant Pot. Lock the lid into place and seal the pressure valve. Using manual cook the ingredients for 7 minutes on high pressure. When done use the quick release method.
  2. Remove the lid and set your Instant Pot to sauté. Let the syrup simmer in the Instant Pot for 15 minutes or until the liquid is reduced by half.
  3. Mash the elderberries while still in the Instant Pot. Place a wire mesh strainer over a large bowl and strain the elderberries from the syrup. The elderberries can be discarded.
  4. Let the syrup cool to about room temperature and then mix in the honey. Pour the syrup into an air tight container and store in the refrigerator. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2 pints

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1106Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 59mgCarbohydrates: 298gFiber: 2gSugar: 289gProtein: 1g

**I do not claim this nutrition information is accurate or inaccurate. I am not a Dr or Nutritionist. I am just a mom doing the best I can.***

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Lastly, grab these other Instant Pot posts including cough syrup and hard lotion if you go —>>>Instant Pot Recipes! 

Laura Awe Filled Homemaker

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34 Comments

  1. Thank you for sharing this recipe; it looks really good. I previously made a recipe which included lots of herbs and peppercorns, and my family wouldn’t go near it! I’m wondering why the cinnamon stick in the photo is not listed in the ingredients. I’m thinking I should add it. Is that right? Also, is the yield correct? I don’t really see enough ingredients to yield 8 cups, but I defer to your experience. Thanks again!

  2. Hi there! I am so sorry. We have done so many recipes lately that we made a slight mistake when copying the recipe to the computer. This will yield 2 pints or 4 quarts. Also, yes for sure use the cinnamon stick. We work pretty hard to bring good, accurate recipes so we are thankful you let us know in order to fix it ASAP. <3

  3. I need to go in and edit out the 2 quarts part. This recipe filled up the 2 of the little pint jars. So not 2 quarts. However, they are getting 1 cup them they are probably simmering the excess water off too long because there is 1 cup in the honey. They would have to burn off literally ALL the liquid

  4. I need to go in and edit out the 2 quarts part. This recipe filled up the 2 of the little pint jars. So not 2 quarts. However, they are getting 1 cup them they are probably simmering the excess water off too long because there is 1 cup in the honey. They would have to burn off literally ALL the liquid

  5. I see 1.5 cups and .5 cups for elderberries… may I get some clarification on how much to use please? 🙂 Thank you!

  6. It is 1.5. I am switching to a new printable recipe card that is easier to read and it wasn’t picking up the other 1. I am going to edit it now. Thanks! 🙂

  7. It is 1.5. I am switching to a new printable recipe card that is easier to read and it wasn’t picking up the other 1. I am going to edit it now. Thanks! 🙂

  8. Is it whole cloves or ground cloves? I have both. Can I substitute some ground cinnamon for the cinnamon stick? Don’t have that but I have tons of good cinnamon. Thanks.

  9. I just made a batch of this and I love it! Feels so good on my sore throat! In order to have some for another time, would it be possible to store it in the freezer?

  10. Hello, as we all know the instant pot is awesome because we can put everything in and forget about it, well that’s not always the best thing, I feel asleep after putting all my ingredients in and when I woke back up my machine had been on the keep warm cycle for a little over three hours. I took the lid off and everything seems to be fine, but I was unsure if it would effect the safety or potency of the mixture. Any advice?

  11. There is mint pictured and not mentioned…but I bought mint so I must have been looking at the pic? Making with mint:)

  12. This was a really delicious version and love that I can do it in the instant pot. Thank you!!! What’s the dosage protocol? Thank you!!!

  13. We have made a couple batches of this so far! Hooray for getting rid of “the crud” that lasted for nearly a month and nothing else seemed to get rid of!! I’m just curious… once we stop using it so frequently (like when flu season is over), how long does this last in the fridge? Can you preserve it in any way? Bottling, Canning, Freezing, etc?

  14. Great recipe! I swapped the honey for 1 cup of organic sugar, which I added to the pot with the rest of the ingredients and it came out great! Not overly sweet at all. I just want to drink this! Thanks!

  15. I think the honey is an important ingredient because it has some really good properties itself. So unless you’re allergic to honey, you might want to reconsider. 😉

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