DIY Elderberry Syrup
DIY Elderberry Syrup
Cook Time
1 hr
Cooling Time
2 hrs
Total Time
3 hrs

Elderberries have been used through the ages to help people who are sick and need a boost.  Elderberry tonic, wine, and syrup have their place in history . . . and in our cupboards.  Use the recipe below to help you and your family build up their immunity and fight off any unwelcome visitors!

  • 4 cups filtered water
  • 1.5 cups organic elderberries
  • 2 teaspoons dried ginger (or 2 tablespoons fresh)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (or you can add in a cinnamon stick)
  • 1/2 teaspoon powdered cloves
  • 1 cup raw honey (local raw organic is best; organic is next best)
  1. Fill pot with 4 cups of filtered water and add elderberries, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves. Note: Do NOT add raw honey at this point.

  2. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for 45 minutes to an hour.  The liquid will reduce by half.  Note:  Do NOT cover.

  3. Remove from heat and let the mixture cool.

  4. Pour the elderberry juice through a colander or strainer into a bowl.

  5. Save the elderberries!*

  6. Let the liquid cool almost completely to keep the raw honey from being heated.

  7. Mix the honey into the elderberry juice stirring until fully combined.

  8. Pour the mixture into mason jars or glass bottles.

  9. Store your DIY Elderberry Syrup in the refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

Adults can take one teaspoon daily for wellness and children 1/2 to a teaspoon. Increase dose to 2-3 times a day if ill.

Sources for Ingredients

I buy a lot of my ingredients from Vitacost, but I can provide you with Amazon links to the brands that I use. Thank you for supporting my blog!

Organic Elderberries
Organic Honey
Organic Ginger
Organic Cinnamon
Organic Cloves

*Elderberry Tea

I told you to save those elderberries, right? Well, that's because those elderberries aren't finished sharing their wealth! Follow the link below to find out how to make --> Elderberry Tea.