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The Best Elderberry Syrup Recipe

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
An immune boosting drink.
A jar with homemade elderberry syrup
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  • 1/4 cup Dried elderberries
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 3-4 tablespoons sweetener -sugar — honey or agave nectar
  • Optional: pinch of cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp dried ginger
  • 1/4 tsp lemon zest — * Definitely refrigerate, if using lemon zest.


  1. In a saucepan combine the dried elderberries and water. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes, or until the liquid has reduced by half.
  2. Turn the heat off and mash the elderberries with a spatula (press towards the bottom and walls of the saucepan, to extract the juice).
  3. Strain into a container. Add the sweetener, cinnamon, ginger and lemon zest (optional).
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: elderberry syrup

Nutrition Information

Calories: 166, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 17mg, Potassium: 102mg, Carbohydrates: 43g, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 36g, Protein: 1g, Vitamin A: 218%, Vitamin C: 13%, Calcium: 14%, Iron: 1%