This instant pot elderberry syrup recipe is super easy to make. In just a short time and some yummy ingredients, you will have a tasty immune boosting mixture that is perfect to keep you healthy during cold and flu season!
Last year a friend of mine told me about the powers of elderberry syrup. At the time Carsyn was fighting yet another cold, he gets several throughout the fall and winter, I was desperate to try something, anything. I was going to buy pre-made elderberry syrup but it was so pricey and hard to find. That same friend helped me find the ingredients I needed from our local health food store and gave me her recipe.
I used to make it on the stovetop, but it took a long time and I didn’t have time to babysit it. So I decided to make it in the instant pot. I use the same ingredients but it takes half the time. First, you need to grab some dried elderberries, I use the Frontier brand. Right now they look to be sold out most places online, I am sure it is because everyone is making their own these days. Add 6 cups of water to your instant pot, then 2 cups of dried elderberries.
Next add your cinnamon sticks, cloves, and ginger. For the ginger I just use dried organic ginger because it is easier for me, but if you want to get ginger root.
Set your instant pot to manual high pressure for 7 minutes. When that is done do a quick release, then set your instant pot to sauté, and cook for 15 minutes.
Strain into a bowl using a wire mesh strainer. Squish down your elderberries to get all the liquid out.
Allow cooling for 15 minutes then add in one cup of honey. You can add more or less honey depending on how sweet you want it. Our boys like it sweet, so that is why we add in 1 cup. Our honey is from a local bee farm, which gives an added benefit against seasonal allergies. I like to store my elderberry in mason jars. Store in the fridge for up to 6 months. Ours never lasts that long. Kenny and I take 1 tablespoon, and we give the boys 1 teaspoon as a preventive each morning. If one of us is sick we up our dose and take every 3 hours until we start feeling better.
Instant Pot Elderberry Syrup
Instant Pot Elderberry Syrup
- 6 cups water
- 2 cups dried elderberries
- 4 cinnamon sticks
- 1 tsp whole cloves
- 2 tbsp dried ginger
- 1 cup local honey
Add all the ingredients, except for the honey, to your instant pot.
Set to manual high pressure for 7 minutes.
Quick release the pressure and remove lid.
Set your instant pot to sauté, and cook for 15 minutes.
Strain into a bowl using a metal mesh strainer.
Allow to cool for 15 minutes.
Stir in 1 cup of honey.
Pour into a refrigerator safe container, I like to use mason jars.
Take 1 tablespoon every morning to boost your immunity.
Do you take elderberry syrup? Do you buy it or make it yourself? Let me know if you make this instant pot elderberry syrup.