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Winter Health TIps syrup

Pressure Cooker Elderberry Syrup

Make your own elderberry syrup in your pressure cooker or Instant Pot!

Keyword elderberry syrup, winter health tips
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Cooling Time 1 hour
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 5 cups


  • 1 C dried elderberries berries, not flowers
  • 4 C water
  • 1 in. fresh ginger optional
  • 1 vanilla bean, split optional
  • 1 C honey local


  1. Add elderberries, water, and optional ingredients to the Instant Pot and stir. Do not add the honey yet! Secure lid, seal pressure release knob.

  2. Cook at high pressure for 10 minutes. Use a natural release.

  3. Set a fine mesh strainer over a bowl and strain contents from the IP. Press the elderberries to remove juice. Discard strained ingredients.

  4. Cool. Stir in honey. Store in refrigerator for 2-4 weeks. Freeze extra syrup.

Recipe Notes

Adults: take 1-2 Tbsp per day

Children older than one: 1-2 tsp. per day

(do not give to babies under one year old.)