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How to Make Elderberry Syrup

Learn how to make elderberry syrup at home with this step by step guide! This elderberry syrup is spiced with fresh ginger and cinnamon sticks and sweetened up with honey. 
Course functional nutrition
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade elderberry syrup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 32
Calories 35kcal


  • ¾ cup dried elderberries
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 -inch piece fresh ginger, sliced
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • ½ cup honey


  • Bring the water, elderberries, cinnamon, and ginger to a boil in a small saucepan. Simmer uncovered 45 -60 minutes - until the mixture reduces by half.
  • Remove from the heat. Let the fruit and spices steep and cool slightly. Mash the elderberries with a potato masher or fork to extract as much elderberry juice as possible.
  • Strain the elderberry juice into a jar or bowl using a cheesecloth, fine mesh sieve, or nut milk bag. Discard the spent berries, ginger, and cinnamon sticks.
  • Whisk in the honey until well combined. Your syrup is done! Store the elderberry syrup in a sealed jar or bottle in the refrigerator. 


The syrup will last at least a week or longer depending on the amount of honey you add and possibly how often you open the jar. 


Calories: 35kcal