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)
- Bring water to a boil in a medium sauce pan. Simmer berries, herbs, lemon juice and water for 30 minutes.
- Strain in a fine mesh strainer, with a cheesecloth or nut milk bag.
- Cool to room temperature.
- Stir in the raw honey.
- Pour into clean glass jar and refrigerate for up to 3 months.
For the Instant Pot
- Fill the IP pot to the 4c line
- Add in berries and herbs
- Manual high pressure for 10 minutes
- Natural pressure release & let cool to luke warm.
- Strain through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl. Use a spatula to push the liquid out.
- Add 1c of local raw honey and stir well.
- 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!