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Homemade Elderberry Syrup

Katie Wells (The Wellness Mama)
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Home Remedy
Servings 4 cups
Calories 6 kcal


  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 2/3 cup dried elderberries or 1 1/3 cups fresh or frozen
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cloves or clove powder
  • 2 TBSP Fresh or dried ginger root
  • 1 cup honey or may substitute maple syrup or molasses


  • In a medium sauce pan add water, elderberries, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger and stir to combine.
  • Bring mixture to a boil then cover an reduce heat. Simmer for 45 minutes to an hour until the liquid has reduced by almost half.
  • Remove from heat and let cool to a temperature that is cool enough to be handled.
  • Using a spoon or flat utensil, mash the berries.
  • Pour through a strainer into a glass bowl and discard the elderberries.
  • Allow liquid to cool to lukewarm then add the honey/maple syrup/molasses, whichever you used, and stir.
  • Transfer syrup to glass mason jar or 16 oz. glass container of some kind.