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Instant Pot Elderberry Syrup

Instant Pot Elderberry Syrup is easy to make! With your pressure cooker, you can make a big batch to have on-hand whenever you need it.  Learn how to make elderberry syrup with this simple recipe.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr
Keyword: elderberry syrup, Instant Pot, Instant Pot Elderberry Syrup, Pressure Cooker
Author: Joy at Artful Homemaking


  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup dried elderberries (or 1/2 cup fresh or frozen berries)
  • 2 whole cinnamon sticks
  • 1 inch piece ginger root
  • 1 cup raw honey


  • Add the first four ingredients to the Instant Pot (don't add the honey).
  • Place the lid on the Instant Pot and lock it. Set the vent to sealing.
  • Press the manual button and set time for 15 minutes.
  • When cooking time is up, use a natural release.
  • Strain the elderberry juice with a fine mesh strainer. Press elderberries with the back of a spoon to remove more juice from the berries.
  • Allow to cool completely (or at least for 15-20 minutes).
  • Add the honey and mix well to combine.
  • Pour completed elderberry syrup in jars and label the jars. Store in the refrigerator for 2 weeks. You can also freeze in ice cube trays for longer storage.


Suggested Use: Children over 1 year of age can take 1/2—1 teaspoon a day (do not give to children under 1 because this recipe contains honey). Adults can take 1 tablespoon per day as a preventative, and increase to every 2-3 hours if you feel an illness coming on. 
This recipe does create more of a juice than a syrup. If you want it to be more of a syrup, you can add extra cooking time. You can strain the cooked elderberry juice (after releasing the pressure) and then return it to the instant pot and simmer for 15+ minutes with the lid off until the liquid is reduced by half. Then cool the elderberry juice and add the honey. This will give you more of a thicker syrup consistency.