Homemade Elderberry Syrup is a cost-effective way to enjoy the benefits of Elderberry Syrup at home. Whether you are using it for overall wellness or as a tool to fit against colds, this recipe is delicious!
Homemade Elderberry Syrup
I have been reading and hearing so much about Elderberry Syrup! I read that people use it to help to shorten exposures to colds, flu, allergens, etc.
And while I know it can be bought at the store, where's the fun in that? The idea of being able to make Homemade Elderberry Soup is one recipe that I'm 100% excited to share with you.
It's actually quite simple to make, and it doesn't really take all that long, either. Plus, the benefits and pride of being able to make it homemade are what truly sets this recipe apart.
If you've always been curious about making your own homemade elderberry syrup, this is the recipe for you.
What are the health benefits of elderberry syrup?
I can't make any claims myself (since I am NOT a doctor), but I can tell you that I used store bought syrup (mega expensive) but it kept me feeling good and healthy! So I decided to make my own.
Ingredients to make this homemade elderberry syrup recipe
Making homemade elderberry syrup only requires 4 ingredients. Here is what you will need:
How to make elderberry syrup
Combine ingredients. Put your elderberries, cinnamon and water into a pot.
Boil mixture. Bring to a boil and then simmer for about 1 hour. You are looking for the liquid to reduce by almost half.
Allow to cool. After it has reduced, remove from burner to let cool.
Strain. Strain out berries and cinnamon sticks.
Add honey. Pour honey into the jar in which you are going to store your syrup. When syrup is cool enough to touch (not cold, but not too hot) add to honey.
Stir together. Stir until mixture is blended.
Store. Store in refridge!
**Update - We recently updated this post with new pictures. THIS is a staple in my home. I take those almost every day and when I am sick...multiple times a day! My kids love it as well!
I also use cinnamon sticks in mine! The taste of cinnamon is always a great addition and can add a whole other element of flavor to this elderberry syrup recipe!
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There are several health benefits of cinnamon. I love the addition of the cinnamon taste into our homemade elderberry syrup, however, there are great things that cinnamon can do for you!
What are the health benefits of cinnamon?
It has been said that cinnamon helps to fight colds and viruses. It also ranks well in protective antioxidants!
Is Elderberry Syrup Good For Colds?
There are many claims of health benefits out there supporting the use of elderberry. Please keep in mind that it is imperative to consume only cooked elderberries and that I'm not a doctor, nor do I back up any of these health claims.
Elderberries may help:
- Shorten the timespan of colds and flu symptoms
- Help your immune system stay strong to stay healthy
Again, these are varying ways that people tend to relate elderberry to helping. It's always best to do your own research and come to your own conclusion.
Are elderberries safe to eat?
The cooked berries are often eaten in various forms, but again, the key is that the berries must be cooked. You cannot eat elderberry straight off the plant.
Can you take elderberry syrup daily?
You can take the syrup daily for its immune boosting properties. Its recommended to take one teaspoon per daily.
If you are fighting a cold, then you can increase the amount to up to 4 teaspoons.
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Without further ado, here is the simple and easy homemade elderberry syrup recipe for you to make on your own! I hope you love it as much as we do!
HOMEMADE ELDERBERRY SYRUP
Homemade Elderberry Syrup
- Put your elderberries, cinnamon and water into a pot.
- Bring to a boil and then simmer for about 1 hour. You are looking for the liquid to reduce by almost half.
- After it has reduced, remove from burner to let cool.
- Strain out berries and cinnamon sticks.
- Pour honey into the jar in which you are going to store your syrup. When syrup is cool enough to touch (not cold, but not too hot) add to honey.
- Stir until mixture is blended.
- Store in refridge!
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