Elderberry Syrup Recipe Using Dried Elderberries

elderberry syrup cooking on top of wood stove

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Easy elderberry syrup recipe made with soothing herbs, honey and dried berries.


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  • 1/2 cup dried organic Elderberries (4 ounces)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup raw honey
  • 1 organic cinnamon stick
  • 5 organic cloves
  • 1 Tablespoon freshly grated ginger or a pinch of dried organic Ginger root (optional)


  1. Place berries, water, and spices in a saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 20-30 minutes, until liquid is reduce by one half.
  3. Strain the mixture into a bowl, squishing juice out of the berries.
  4. Stir in honey. Allow to cool and stored in a sealed jar in the refrigerator.


This will last for 3 weeks or more stored in the refrigerator. You can freeze for longer storage to keep the honey raw. Freeze in ice cube trays if you would like to take out small amounts as needed.