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Homemade Elderberry Syrup

A simple 3-ingredient recipe for elderberry syrup that will support a healthy immune system through cold and flu season.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Author Sheryl


  • 2/3 C. raw honey
  • 1/2 C. dried organic elderberries
  • 3 C. water


  • Pour your water in a medium saucepan and add your elderberries. Be sure not to add honey at this point.
  • Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce the heat to low/medium and simmer until the liquid is reduced by almost half.
  • Remove from the heat, and pour through a strainer into a glass bowl. Allow to cool to lukewarm.
  • Add the honey and stir well to combine.
  • Once mixed thoroughly, pour into a 12 oz mason jar or glass bottle and store in the refrigerator (covered of course). Remove when needed to administer to family/children.
  • Discard the elderberries and use in your compost. If refrigerated, this syrup should last several months.


Kids under the age of 1 year should not consume raw honey.