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Instant Pot Elderberry Syrup Recipe Guide

Written by: Lucas Johnson

Just whipped up a batch of elderberry syrup in my trusty Instant Pot! It's a sweet, spicy blend of elderberries, honey, cinnamon, and ginger. Perfect for boosting immunity and super easy to make!

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Prepare to dazzle your taste buds with a timeless, immune-boosting syrup. This elderberry syrup recipe, straight from my kitchen, surely packs a punch. The dance of sweet honey, zesty ginger, and magical elderberries creates a symphony in a bottle. Trust me, each spoonful of this syrup not only boosts immunity but also leaves you asking for more. Let's embark on this flavor-packed journey together!

Ingredients for Instant Pot Elderberry Syrup

  • Dried elderberries: Sweet and tart flavor profile adds depth and richness to the syrup, packed with antioxidants and immune-boosting properties.
  • Water: Essential base ingredient to create the syrup, helps to extract the flavors and nutrients from the elderberries effectively.
  • Honey: Natural sweetener that complements the elderberries, adds sweetness and helps to balance out the tartness of the berries.
  • Cinnamon stick: Adds warm and aromatic notes to the syrup, enhancing the overall flavor profile with a hint of spice.
  • Fresh ginger: Provides a subtle heat and earthy flavor, complements the sweetness of the syrup with a zesty kick.

Essential Tools for Making Elderberry Syrup in the Instant Pot

  • Instant Pot: Speeds up cooking process by using high pressure to infuse flavors quickly.
  • Fine-mesh sieve: Strains out solids to create a smooth syrup consistency without any bits or pieces.

Serves: 16 people

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Total time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup dried elderberries
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated

Instructions:

  1. Rinse the elderberries and place them in the Instant Pot.
  2. Add water, honey, cinnamon stick, and grated ginger.
  3. Close the Instant Pot lid and set to high pressure for 10 minutes.
  4. Allow natural pressure release for 5 minutes, then manually release any remaining pressure.
  5. Carefully strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl.
  6. Use a spoon to press out all the liquid from the berries.
  7. Transfer the syrup to a glass jar and store in the refrigerator.

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 80 kcal | Carbohydrates: 21 g | Protein: 0 g | Total Fat: 0 g | Saturated Fat: 0 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 5 mg | Dietary Fiber: 0 g | Sugar: 19 g | Calcium: 10 mg | Potassium: 50 mg | Iron: 0.5 mg | Vitamin A: 0 µg | Vitamin C: 10 mg

Storing and Freezing Elderberry Syrup

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the elderberry syrup as directed in the recipe.
  • Allow the syrup to cool to room temperature.
  • Transfer the syrup to an airtight container.
  • Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Freezing Instructions

  • Prepare the elderberry syrup as directed in the recipe.
  • Allow the syrup to cool completely.
  • Pour the syrup into an ice cube tray or freezer-safe container.
  • Freeze until solid.
  • Transfer the frozen syrup cubes to a freezer bag.
  • Label the bag with the date and contents.
  • Store in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Elderberries used in this instant pot elderberry syrup recipe are rich in antioxidants and may help boost the immune system.

Common Questions About Making Elderberry Syrup in the Instant Pot

FAQ:
How long does this elderberry syrup last in the refrigerator?
This elderberry syrup can last in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 months.
Can I use fresh elderberries instead of dried ones?
Yes, you can use fresh elderberries instead of dried ones. Just adjust the quantity to 2 cups of fresh elderberries.
Is it possible to freeze this elderberry syrup?
Yes, you can freeze this elderberry syrup in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
Can I omit the cinnamon stick from the recipe?
Yes, you can omit the cinnamon stick if you prefer a version without cinnamon.
How much elderberry syrup should I take daily for its benefits?
It is recommended to take 1-2 tablespoons of elderberry syrup daily for its potential health benefits.

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