Homemade Elderberry Syrup

Homemade Elderberry Syrup
Elderberry syrup is one of our favorite natural cold and flu fighting remedies to have on hand all winter. It can get spendy buying bottles all winter, but making a huge batch of your own is easy and way less money. Plus your house will smell amazing while this syrup simmers.



3½ cups water
2/3 cup black elderberries (dried, or 1 1/3 cups fresh or frozen)
1 full cut orange
2 TBSP fresh grated ginger
3 cinnamon sticks
½ tsp ground cloves
1 cup raw honey


  • Add water, elderberries, orange, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves.
  • Bring to a boil — then cover and reduce to a simmer for an hour or until the liquid has reduced by almost half.

  • Turn off heat, let mixture cool until it is cool enough to be handled.

  • Mush the berries carefully using the backside of a spoon.

  • Pour through a mesh strainer into a glass jar or bowl.

  • Discard the elderberries and let the liquid continue to cool
  • When it’s lukewarm, add the honey and stir well.

  • Store your syrup in glass jars in fridge, enjoy a spoonful every day.
If totally homemade hunting and gathering isn’t for you, Yeabucha makes a great kit with everything you need to make your own Elderberry Syrup.
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