A few months ago, I had explored the idea of making my own elderberry syrup to turn around and sell it and as I explored my options, I thought to myself, “This is so easy to make…How can someone make this and turn around and sell it for triple the cost if not more?” I was stumped.
That’s when I decided that I’ll just make it for myself then just turn around and share the recipe with you so you too can make yourself. I would have felt so guilty selling this to you when you can do it yourself at a fraction of the cost.
There is no need to pay triple or quadruple the cost of something you can easily make yourself. All you have to do is gather up clean, organic, all natural, healthy ingredients without the added JUNK that the majority of these syrups sold on shelves or online have. Trust me, I’ve seen them because I’ve researched them! I’ve even taken out the guesswork in which ingredients to opt for and linked them below.
Elderberry syrup recipe
Place all ingredients in a medium size ss pot with a heavy bottom except for the agave. I used a pot like this.
Add water, stir and bring to a boil.
Reduce the heat and let it simmer until syrup thickens to about half. It shouldn’t take longer than 45 minutes. Stir periodically and adjust heat to keep from burning.
Using a fine mesh strainer, press the berries against the strainer with the back of a large spoon to help drain the liquid. Do this over a large clean sterile bowl.
Discard the elderberry mixture after straining.
Cover and let it cool for about 10 to 15 minutes then stir in the agave and combine well.
Store in a couple of 32oz mason jars in the refrigerator.
Drink one teaspoon a day.
Elderberry syrup freezes well so you can freeze half of the batch in ice cube trays and keep the other half in the fridge for immediate use. If you use mason jars, the syrup will store well for up to 3 months.
Do not take or give elderberry or any other supplement to a child without first talking to your doctor.
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