Pressure Cooker Elderberry Syrup

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Be better prepared to fight cold and flu season with this easy and more affordable version of Elderberry Syrup!


  • 1 cup dried elderberries
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cinnamon stick (optional)
  • 1 inch of fresh ginger, peeled (optional)
  • 5 cloves (optional)
  • 1 vanilla bean, split (optional)
  • ¾1 cup honey (preferably raw honey)


  1. Add elderberries, water, and other desired optional ingredients to the pressure cooker pot and stir. Secure the lid and turn pressure release knob to a sealed position. Cook at high pressure for 10 minutes. When cooking is complete, use a natural release.
  2. Set a fine mesh strainer over a bowl and pour the pot’s contents into the strainer. Press on the elderberries to remove all of the juice. Discard the elderberries.
  3. Allow the juice to cool completely then whisk in ¾ cup honey. Add more honey to taste. Store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks in mason jars with a pourable lid. Can also be frozen if longer storage is needed.


For adults, take 1-2 tablespoons each day and for children older than 1, take 1-2 teaspoons each day. Increase to 3-4 times per day if illness occurs. Do not give to children less than 1 year of age.