If you are an instant pot owner or have wanted to get one and you love the amazing benefits of black elderberry syrup, this is the recipe for you!
If you don’t know about the amazingness of elderberry syrup yet, read this post to begin.
We can go through a bottle of elderberry syrup per week, especially during flu season. My kids’ pediatrician has recommended elderberry syrup for years now. There were times when one of us has come down with the flu and she has always said we’d be better off drinking elderberry syrup than taking tamiflu.
Since getting into elderberry syrup and totally obsessing over it, I thought why not save some money and try to make my own? Making it in the instant pot makes it even easier, as it saves me a lot of time rather than having to boil it for hours.
Here is a recipe for homemade elderberry syrup you can make at home in an instant pot. I was so surprised by how amazing it turned out! Best of all? No sugars or syrups added as a sweetener! We just used raw local honey!
What you need: (makes about 6 cups)
- An Instant Pot
- 2 cups organic dried elderberries
- Juice of 1/2 lemon
- Zest from 1/2 lemon rind
- Juice of 1 orange
- 1 inch piece of ginger (whole)
- 3 whole organic cloves
- 3 organic cinnamon stick
- 1 cup raw organic honey
- 6 cups water
- Muslin bag
- Mason jar
- Add all ingredients except the honey to the instant pot.
- Pressure cook for 7-8 minutes. Make sure it is properly locked and sealed. You can do a quick or slow release, just be sure to follow the directions according to your instant pot for whichever release you choose. If you don’t have an instant pot, you can boil everything for an hour or so, but this will get rid of some of the nutrients. Select saute and add the honey. Saute for 30 minutes. It should be thick and syrupy
- Once cooled to room temperature, squeeze the contents through a muslin bag and into a big bowl. Try to squeeze as much as you can from the elderberries and other contents.
- Transfer to a mason jar and store in the refrigerator. I would say it will probably be good in the fridge for a couple weeks, but we usually use ours up within a week.
Now, if you loved this post, please read more about elderberry syrup here.
Not feeling like making your own? Purchase elderberry syrup here!