Elderberries are packed with antioxidants and vitamins that make them great for boosting your immune system. Elderberry syrup is a great way to get all the benefits of elderberries in an easy-to-take form. This recipe makes a delicious syrup that can be taken by the spoonful or added to other drinks.
How to make elderberry syrup
- 1 cup elderberries
- 3 cups water
- 1 inch piece of ginger peeled and grated
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 4 whole cloves
- 2 strips of fresh or dried orange peel
Add all ingredients except the honey or agave to a pan and bring to a boil.
Reduce the heat and simmer for 45 minutes or until it reduces by about half.
Remove from the heat and let cool for a little while before pouring through a strainer into a glass jar.
Add your honey or agave and stir well.
Elderberry syrup will last for several months in the refrigerator. Be sure to label it with the date, so you know when it was made.
Now you can make a delicious and nutritious elderberry syrup that can help boost your immune system. Enjoy.
Warning about not eating raw elderberries:
Do not eat raw elderberries as they can contain a substance that can cause stomach upset. Cooked elderberries are safe to eat.