Elderberry syrup is a wellness staple in our household, especially during back to school and as we transition into cooler weather/winter. Elderberry is packed with antioxidants. When made into a syrup it provides a potent, immune-boosting elixir that is said to help stave off colds and even the flu.

This instant pot recipe is super easy and kid-friendly. I poured some into a small mason jar and then poured extra in silicone molds to freeze for later.


  • 2/3 cup dried elderberries (or 1/3 cup fresh or frozen)

  • 3 1/2 cups fresh water

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 cup raw honey


  1. Pour all ingredients (except honey) into instant pot. Attach lid, set vent to “seal”. Turn on manual pressure at high for 9 minutes.

  2. Vent pressure and strain.

  3. When cooled to room temperature, stir in honey.

  4. Pour into jars or container of choice!


Standard dose is 1/2 to 1 teaspoon for children. 1/2 to 1 tablespoon for adults. If sick, increase dosage to every 2-3 hours until symptoms disappear.