Confession: I plan more projects than any 2 people could accomplish in one lifetime!
One such project was making elderberry syrup before Abigail was due to arrive...
which didn't happen, obviously!
And now since all 3 little Ms are battling a cold and
I'm on the tail end of "Larynyitis", I finally got this project completed...
hopefully better late than never:/
What is elderberry syrup?
This is a great post about elderberry & it's many attributes-
key benefits: fights multiple strains of flu and builds immunity support- yes, please!
Elderberry syrup can be purchased but it's pricey, hence why I opted to make it:)
I started with organic dried elderberries (Amazon)...
...measured out 1/2 cup of the dried elderberries
and added to 3 cups of boiling water in a saucepan...
...after simmering for 30-40 mins, there should be approx 1 1/2 cups of elderberry juice-
allow this to cool and strain...
...and then add 1/2 cup honey.
TIP: Raw honey is recommended but local works too!
Ta da! Now your elderberry syrup is ready to use- store in the fridge for 2-3 months.
Preventative: 1 Tbsp/daily for adults & 1 tsp/daily for children over 1 year
Illness: 1 Tbsp/2-3 hrs for adults & 1 tsp/2-3 hrs for children over 1 year.
How does my homemade version compare in price?
About a tenth of the pre-made price tag! Well worth the few minutes to make:)
Coincidentally, the kids love this as it's so sweet:)
Get well soon,