Instant Pot Elderberry Syrup

Elderberry syrup in a mason jar with an Instant Pot in the background.

Try this immune boosting Instant Pot Elderberry Syrup as a way to keep colds away this winter season!

Elderberry Syrup in a mason jar with an Instant Pot in the background.

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What Are Elderberries and Why Are They so Good for You?

Elderberry is the dark purple berry from the European elder tree and the berries are used to make medicine. The fruit is also used in making wine.

Elderberries are full of vitamins that help to boost the immune system, fight viruses and reduce inflammation. (source)

I’ve been making homemade Elderberry Syrup for many years now for it’s immune boosting properties.

I like to use homemade remedies when I can because I feel they are better for the health of my family. Taking a dose of homemade Elderberry Syrup every morning is a great way to naturally ward off sickness during cold and flu season.

I realized this year that Elderberry Syrup can be made quicker in the Instant Pot and so I thought I would give it a try to see what I thought. It was great! I love any excuse to use my Instant Pot and it cooked and boiled down quicker than the stove-top method. Give it a try. I know you’ll LOVE it. šŸ™‚

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Elderberry juice with elder berries and leaves on a white background.

How to Make Instant Pot Elderberry Syrup:

Add all ingredients except honey to Instant Pot and stir.

Secure lid on Instant Pot and set on manual high pressure for 7 minutes.

Once the cooking time is up, do a quick pressure release and remove the lid.

Turn on the saute function and let simmer until liquid is reduced by half. (This will take 15-20 minutes. You will need to keep an eye on it to make sure that it doesn’t boil down too much and burn.)

Once liquid has reduced by half, turn off Instant Pot.

Strain liquid into a bowl and let it cool.

Once liquid has cooled, stir in honey.

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 months.

 

Standard Dose for Cold and Flu Prevention:

1 tsp daily for kids and 1 tbsp daily for adults

If sick, take the above dose every 2-3 hours as needed.

Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional. Please do your own research before taking home remedies. This is not intended to replace a professional opinion.

 

Are you looking for more home remedies to try? Here are some of my favorites:

Homemade Elderberry Syrup
Homemade Herbal Tonic
Homemade Cough Drops

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Elderberry syrup in a mason jar with an Instant Pot in the background.


Instant Pot Elderberry Syrup

This Elderberry Syrup is full of immune boosting vitamins!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Home remedy, Medicine
Cuisine: American, European
Servings: 32
Calories: 37kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients except honey to Instant Pot and stir.
  • Secure lid on Instant Pot and set on manual high pressure for 7 minutes.
  • Once the cooking time is up, do a quick pressure release and remove the lid.
  • Turn on the saute function and let simmer until liquid is reduced by half. (This will take 15-20 minutes. You will need to keep an eye on it to make sure that it doesn't boil down too much and burn.)
  • Once liquid has reduced by half, turn off Instant Pot.
  • Strain liquid into a bowl and let it cool.
  • Once liquid has cooled, stir in honey.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 months.

Notes

Standard Dose for Cold and Flu Prevention:
1 tsp daily for kids and 1 tbsp daily for adults
If sick, take the above dose every 2-3 hours as needed.
Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional. Please do your own research before taking home remedies. This is not intended to replace a professional opinion.

Nutrition

Calories: 37kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 22mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 27IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg

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12 Comments

  1. I made a double batch yesterday. I used Bragg's ACV but all my syrup and gummies taste/smell like the ACV and much less like elderberry. Is there anything I can do to get that taste out?
  2. Followed directions to a t, with the exception of not adding vinegar before cooking. Total yield was about 1/2 cup liquid! IDK if my IP runs hot and boiled things down too fast? If I add 1 cup of honey, I think it will be terribly sweet.

    3 stars

    1. For optimal results, I would use new elderberries for each batch, but if you wanted to make a couple of batches in a row, I'm sure you could get away with using the berries twice.

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