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Instant Pot Elderberry Syrup

This easy Instant Pot elderberry syrup is much faster to make than the stovetop version, but with all the immune-boosting benefits! Filled with lots of elderberry goodness plus citrus, ginger and health-enhancing spices.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Author Mary


  • 2 cups dried elderberries
  • 1 lemon juiced with rind
  • 1 orange juiced with rind
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tbsp. whole cloves
  • 1 2-inch section of fresh ginger peeled & sliced
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 cup raw honey


  1. Add all ingredients except honey to the Instant pot insert and stir well.

  2. Close the lid and set the valve to the "seal" position. Set cook time to MANUAL, High Pressure, for 7 minutes.

  3. When cook time is finished and timer goes off, set the valve to "vent" and do a quick release of pressure. When the pin drops down, carefully open the lid.

  4. Select Cancel, then select Saute. Stir and allow to simmer for 5 minutes to evaporate any potentially harmful properties in the syrup.

  5. Strain mixture through a large mesh strainer or collander over a large bowl. Mash the elderberry ingredients well to get as much liquid out as possible. Allow to cool for several minutes until liquid is warm, not hot.

  6. Add raw honey and stir well with a wire whisk to dissolve. Adjust the amount of honey to your preferred level of sweetness.

  7. Transfer to jars for storage. Keeps up to 2 months in the refrigerator, up to a year in the freezer.

Recipe Notes

Lemon, orange, ginger, and spices are optional in this recipe.

Kids Dosage: For general immune support, take 1 teaspoon daily. For illness, take 1 teaspoon every few hours during the day.

Adult Dosage: For general immune support, take 1 tablespoon daily. For illness, take 1 tablespoon every few hours during the day.