Instant Pot Elderberry Syrup

January 27, 2020

I've been making this elderberry syrup recipe for two years now and it's high time I share it here. I initially began making my own simply because it was cheaper.

Now, I kinda love how it makes my house smell too.

If this were a candle my feelings wouldn't be hurt.

Now, why should you use elderberry syrup? Much less, make your own...

Immune Booster
Cold & Flu Relief
Reduces Sinus Infection Sympotoms
Eases Allergies

My biggest and really the sole reason... immune boosting.

We need all we can get, especially in a household where mama teaches and the kids go to daycare.

Instant Pot Elderberry Syrup

4 cups water
1 cup dried elderberries
1 inch of fresh ginger (I use a tsp of powdered if I don't have fresh on hand)
2 cinnamon sticks
3 cloves
1 cup of raw honey


Add all ingredients except the honey to your instant pot, pressure cook for 12 minutes. Do a quick release, press cancel, and saute for 10 minutes with the lid off. Mash the berry mix with a potato masher and strain. Cool completely and add the raw honey. Store in tightly sealed mason jars in the fridge. 

This recipe makes 3 and a half 8 oz mason jars of elderberry syrup. 

If you don't have a pressure cooker, simply boil on the stove until it has reduced by half. 

Serving suggestion::
1/2 tsp for 1-2 year olds (do not give under one) 
1 tsp for young children
1 tbsp for adults

I give this out on week nights during the school year. We don't take it during the weekends or summer break. 

Here is the link to the organic dried elderberries I use. A 1 lb bag will run about 20 dollars, but I've been using mine since 2018. I've got enough left to make one more batch. So 10 dollars a year + the cost of raw honey isn't so bad considering what you pay in a health food store.