Elderberry Syrup – Recipe from Elderberry Edge Farm


Elderberry Syrup (Sugar)

An Elderberry Syrup recipe that is highly adjustable from Elderberry Edge Farm. This works for whatever amount of elderberries you harvest. Prep time is listed 22, however that is assuming you have the berries already in juice form. Allow longer if you are coming straight from the field. Learn how to get your elderberries into juice here. Consider growing different varieties of elderberries? Grab some cuttings during the first quarter of every year. Farm Store

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 4
Author Elderberry Edge Farm


  • 1 cup elderberry juice
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice


  1. Measure 1 cup of elderberry juice and place in non reactive pan.

  2. Add 3/4 cup sugar for EVERY cup of juice in pan and 2 teaspoon of lemon juice for EVERY cup of juice in pan.

  3. Boil briefly to mix sugar, cool and bottle.

Recipe Notes

To home can your syrup, do not cool, bottle when hot in sterilized heated canning jars and boil in hot water bath for 10 minutes.

Elderberry recipes have recently had a resurgence in popularity as a natural holistic way of dealing with health issues. Elderberry has not been researched extensively enough to receive approval by the United States FDA.  Recipes on this site are meant to supplement, not replace advice from your doctor or healthcare provider and are not meant to cover all possible uses, precautions, interactions or adverse effects. Elderberry use may not fit your specific health circumstances. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified health care provider because of something you have read. You should always speak with your doctor or health care professional before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your health care plan or treatment and to determine what course of therapy is right for you. For more information on uses, side effects, drug interactions and dosage please visit WebMD

Raw elderberries can cause stomach upset.