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.
- 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.