If you’ve been around at all, you have probably heard about Elderberry Syrup and it’s amazing benefits for boosting immunity. Making my elderberry syrup in the instant pot couldn’t be much simpler. And many have been asking how we do it, so I wanted to just type it out here for you!
This recipe originally came to us from my amazing friend Andi, (you can follow her on Instagram for amazing Essential oil tips) Andi is one of my bosom buddies and has lent her wisdom about a lot of life things but especial the use of essential oils to help my family stay above the wellness line, and I am so very grateful to her for it!
Elderberry syrup in the instant pot
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What you’ll need:
- Instant pot
- elderberries (we like these one from amazon)
- honey (local raw honey is great for allergy defense!)
- Young Living Essentail oils (from the vitality line)
- jar to put your syrup in
- I like these lids here to help with easy pouring
Let’s make our elderberry syrup in the instant pot
Start with 2/3 a cup of dried elderberries and 3 1/2 cups of water in your instant pot.
Place the lid and set valve to seal, hit manual for 9 minutes and wait!
The instant pot will heat up and come to pressure then cook for 9 minutes.
Release the pressure and open the lid, drain out all that syrup and press the seeds through a strainer to make sure you get all the juice out! ( I like to make a little cup of tea with the left over seeds, to get the last little bit of goodness out of them!)
Now for the add-ins
Mix in the honey while it’s still warm so it dissolves easily.
Add a drop of each of these oils from Young living’s vitality line, and you’ll add even more amazing health benefits.
- Cinnamon Bark
- you can add Frankincense too if you want
Next just let it cool and pour into your jars. (this recipe makes enough for 2 pint jars) and store in the fridge.
Using your Elderberry Syrup
Now that you have made your elderberry syrup in the instant pot let me tell you how we use it?
I give the kids 1 tsp a day and us adults get to have 1 Tablespoon a day. If anyone starts to feel under the weather we just triple the dose throughout the day.
Let me just encourage you to google these ingredients and you will be amazed by the benefits they offer us.
I will say that my family has decided we would rather use these natural ingredients then anything sold over the counter or handed out like candy at the pharmacy if we can help it. As a result, we avoid all the extra stuff in those things too! And it has helped!! We don’t seem to catch every bug going around and when we do get some germs, they don’t stick around as long!
I hope this helps your family too,
What do you do to help boost your immunity? Have you ever made Elderberry syrup before?