Organic Elderberry Syrup Recipe that Doesn’t Taste Like Crap

DIY: Organic Elderberry Syrup Recipe

Elderberries are all the rage right now, and for good reason! They are incredibly useful in boosting immune systems and fighting colds and flu. On a lesser known level, elderberries may also help your urinary tract, digestion, and may even provide allergy relief. I put together the easiest DIY organic elderberry syrup recipe that doesn’t taste like crap, will help you fight the flu, and can boost your immune system.

DIY: Organic Elderberry Syrup Recipe Step 1

First things first, where do you get organic elderberries. Well, you have two options.

Option #1: Forage

But only if you know exactly what you are looking for. Foraging can be done in the summer in growing zones 3-8 (which is basically the entire United States).

Important Tip: Make sure to properly identify your berries.

Elderberries are often confused with choke cherries, which are not typically edible.

Option #2: Order Online

This is what I do because I have yet to stumble upon a wild elderberry patch. (I was just told where another one is, however, and it’s within walking distance of my house! Woohoo!)

This is my favorite way to order

Okay, so once you have your berries (fresh or dried, organic), you need to gather your other ingredients.

DIY: Organic Elderberry Syrup Recipe Step 2


1 cup organic elderberries

1 tbsp. grated organic ginger root

6 cups water

1 tsp. ground organic cinnamon (or pop in an organic cinnamon stick)

1 cup honey or organic sugar (you can use monk fruit if you are Keto!)


Add berries, ginger, cinnamon, and water to pot. Next, simmer for 1 hour; reduce liquid by half. Strain. Then, return liquid to pot. Over a low flame, add sugar, and stir to dissolve. If using honey: let liquid cool for 20 minutes, add honey, and stir to dissolve. Once cool, store syrup in a mason jar (or two), covered, in the fridge. Shake well before consuming.

DIY: Organic Elderberry Syrup Recipe

Helpful Tip: Split syrup in half

Store half in the fridge for consuming now; half in the freezer for using later. This guarantees fresher, longer lasting syrup! Plus, who wants to make a new batch syrup when you’re feeling like sh*t?


Just an FYI: I’m not a doctor and this information is for educational purposes only.

For adults: take 1 tbsp. up to 3x/day

For kids: take 1 tsp. up to 3x/day

DIY: Organic Elderberry Syrup Recipe

Easy, Peasy! If I can do this, you can do this.

Happy Homesteading! (:

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