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Elderberry Honey Syrup

Author ~ Shannon @ Elderberry Edge Farm 2/28/19 

Elderberry Honey Syrup Recipe
 Natural Elderberry Honey Syrup Recipe

This elderberry honey syrup recipe is a favorite among many for being natural. That does, however, come with the price of a short shelf life. 

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Elderberry Honey Syrup Prep Time 5 minutes

Cook Time 30 minutes

Elderberry Honey Syrup Ingredients 

  • 2/3 cup dried elderberries  & 3 cups of water [OR 2 cups fresh elderberries]
  • 2/3 cup of Honey

Yield 1 pint

Spice is Optional ~ Before boiling add the spices of your choice 1/4 teaspoon of ginger 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, or 2 cloves. Also consider Rosehips, Anise Star, or Echinacea.


Place the elderberries (and water if using dried elderberries) in a small saucepan. Bring to boil, reduce the heat and simmer gently to reduce the liquid to half. *Strain seeds/pulp out, pour water over pulp if necessary to increase liquid to equal 1 1/3 cups juice. When it's warm but NOT hot, add 2/3 cup of honey. Refrigerate and use within 2 weeks. 

*For an easy way to strain elderberries check out my Elderberry Strainer Bag, you will wonder why you ever bothered with cheesecloth.  

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Serving size 1 Tablespoon 

Elderberry Honey Syrup Nutritional Analysis