Step-By-Step: How to Make Elderberry Syrup
  1. In a small saucepan, bring the water to boil. Once boiling, add the ½ cup of elderberries + optional add-ins and reduce heat. Continue to simmer for 30 minutes.
  2. Strain the elderberries using a fine mesh strainer over a bowl. Squish the berries down to extract a little more liquid. Discard or compost elderberries unless you have another use for them.
  3. Rinse out pot and pour the elderberry liquid back in it. Place back on stove and turn the heat to medium/low.
  4. Add your sweetener of choice: Raw honey, coconut sugar, or a low glycemic alternative sugar and stir to combine until the elderberry syrup forms.
  5. Pour into a small glass container (I like these.) and store in the fridge for several weeks, using as needed.
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