Elderberry syrup is a wellness staple in our household, especially during back to school and as we transition into cooler weather/winter. Elderberry is packed with antioxidants. When made into a syrup it provides a potent, immune-boosting elixir that is said to help stave off colds and even the flu.
This instant pot recipe is super easy and kid-friendly. I poured some into a small mason jar and then poured extra in silicone molds to freeze for later.
2/3 cup dried elderberries (or 1/3 cup fresh or frozen)
3 1/2 cups fresh water
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup raw honey
Pour all ingredients (except honey) into instant pot. Attach lid, set vent to “seal”. Turn on manual pressure at high for 9 minutes.
Vent pressure and strain.
When cooled to room temperature, stir in honey.
Pour into jars or container of choice!
Standard dose is 1/2 to 1 teaspoon for children. 1/2 to 1 tablespoon for adults. If sick, increase dosage to every 2-3 hours until symptoms disappear.