Kids can be picky eaters overall.  When it comes to a wellness remedy, we have to get a little more crafty, right?  Keep your elderberry syrup recipe simple and fruit flavor-forward.

Have some fun with this recipe and add-in orange peel zest, lemon zest, or toss in other family-loved fruits into the brew. (strawberries and blueberries make good options).

Kid friendly elderberry syrup Ingredients:

  • 1/2 pound dried elderberries
  • 3 cups filtered water
  • 1/4 cup organic raw honey
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 small piece fresh ginger, peeled (optional)
How to make a kid friendly elderberry syrup recipe (even for picky eaters)


  1. Bring water to a boil in a medium sauce pan. Simmer berries, herbs, lemon juice and water for 30 minutes.
  2. Strain  in a fine mesh strainer, with a cheesecloth or nut milk bag.  
  3. Cool to room temperature.
  4. Stir in the raw honey.
  5. Pour into clean glass jar and refrigerate for up to 3 months.

For the Instant Pot

  1. Fill the IP pot to the 4c line
  2. Add in berries and herbs
  3. Manual high pressure for 10 minutes
  4. Natural pressure release & let cool to luke warm.
  5. Strain through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl. Use a spatula to push the liquid out.
  6. Add 1c of local raw honey and stir well.
  7. Pour into a jar and refrigerate. It will keep for 3-4 mos if stored in the back of your fridge.

    You can find additional elderberry syrup making supplies on my Amazon storefront page here.

Makes ~ 1 quart.  The key is to squeeze as much juice from the berries as possible. Every drop counts!


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