This simple antioxidant packed homemade elderberry syrup is great for an immune boost for the entire family! Enjoy it on pancakes and waffles too!
Hey Folks!! How are you enjoying this beautiful fall weather that we’re having? Fall is certainly my most favorite time of year because of the beauty that it brings in Michigan. But sometimes the changes in weather can be a drag on our immune systems if we’re not mindful. I wanted to share this antioxidant packed recipe for Homemade Elderberry Syrup that I make for the whole family (friends included) to give our immune systems a boost during this time of the year and throughout the dreaded winter season.
Health Benefits of Elderberry
- lower inflammation
- decrease stress
- lessen wrinkles
- lower blood sugar
- reduce cold and flu symptoms
These tiny berries certainly pack a powerful punch!!! I must warn you that these berries must be fully cooked before consumption as they are toxic in raw form. I get mine in dried form here. I also use raw manuka honey in my syrup because it serves as an amazing cough suppressant as well. It too is an antiviral, antibacterial and a natural antibiotic.
You can also use this tasty homemade elderberry syrup on pancakes or waffles as well and enjoy an immune boosting breakfast!!! I make mine in the pressure cooker but this syrup can be made on the stove top as well. I give it to Jackson daily except for the weekends to boost his immunity during the season.
Every time my grandson, Mathias comes for a visit he always wants a dose because it’s so yummy, he says. I hope you’ll try this delicious homemade elderberry syrup as well! Say Grace and enjoy!!
Pressure Cooker Homemade Elderberry Syrup
- Combine all ingredients except manuka honey in pressure cooker.
- Set for 9 minutes on high pressure.
- Vent pressure and strain into a large vessel.
- Once cooled, add honey and stir until well combined.
- To make on the stove top: Place all ingredients except honey in a large pot and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 45 minutes to an hour until liquid is reduced by half. Remove from the heat, allow to cool and mash the berries. Strain and pour into a vessel. After completely cool, add honey and mix well.
Adapted from Wellness Mama