Author ~ Shannon @ Elderberry Edge Farm 2/28/19
Natural Elderberry Honey Syrup
This elderberry honey syrup recipe is a favorite among many for being natural. It does, however, come with the price of a short shelf life.
Elderberry Honey Syrup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Elderberry Honey Syrup Ingredients
- 2/3 cup dried elderberries [OR 2 cups fresh elderberries]
- 3 cups of water
- 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.
Serving size 1 Tablespoon