Elderberry Syrup
Serves: makes about 1 pint of syrup
*I give my kids about 1 teaspoon of syrup a day, 5 days on & 2 days off. **Syrup will last in the fridge for 1-2 months. Discard if mold forms on top. ***Do note that this syrup contains raw honey and should not be given to children under the age of one.
  • 2 cups Fresh Elderberries (or use ⅔ cup Dried Elderberries)
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 2 tablespoons Dried Rosehips (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons Dried Orange Peel (optional)
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1 cup Raw Honey
  1. Place the elderberries, cinnamon stick, rosehips, orange peel, and water in a large saucepan and bring to a boil over medium/high heat.
  2. Reduce heat to medium and gently simmer the mixture until it has reduced by half, about 30 minutes or so.
  3. Place a fine mesh sieve over a bowl and strain the mixture, pressing on the solids to extract juice. Discard solids.
  4. Let liquid cool for at least 20 minutes. Stir in the honey until fully combined.
  5. Pour the syrup into a jar with a lid and store in the refrigerator.
Recipe by The Kitchen McCabe at https://www.thekitchenmccabe.com/2016/10/27/foraging-elderberries-elderberry-syrup/