Though when are about to exit flu and (hopefully cold) season, I decided to make one last batch of Elderberry syrup with the leftover dried berries we had. There are a million recipes online here’s the one I use. I find for the most part it is an easy process, just takes a little time.
3 cups of Water
1/2 cup Dried Blue Elderberries (please confirm with the seller that they are for cooking)
2 Tbsp Dried Ginger Root (personal preference)
1/2 tsp Cinnamon (personal preference)
1/2 cup of Honey (some like up to a cup or as little as a few teaspoons)
- Add berries, ginger, cinnamon, and water into a pot over and heat on the stove until it boils
- Turn down heat to a low simmer for 35 minutes
- Mash the berries and strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer or cheese cloth into a bowl or large measuring cup. Let cool then add honey, stirring to make sure it is mixed together.
- Place in sealable container and fridge. It should be good for up to three months.