All you need is dried elderberries, water, honey, and a strainer to have fresh elderberry syrup for you and your family! It takes less than an hour, and most of the process is hands-off. Try this easy recipe to keep your family healthy this year.
Combine dried elderberries and water in a medium sized pot.
Bring to a boil and stir; reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 30 minutes with NO LID, stirring occasionally.
Allow to cool. Using a potato masher, mash berries well.
Strain through a mesh strainer or cheesecloth into a large bowl.
Add honey and stir well. Divide into small jars and freeze or refrigerate. Keeps 2 months in the fridge, up to a year in the freezer.
Dosage: For prevention, 1 teaspoon 1 or 2 times daily. For illness, 1-3 teaspoons up to 4 times daily. Use a smaller dose for kids and a larger dose for adults.
Honey should not be used for infants younger than 12 months of age.