Are you looking for ways to preserve blue elderberry for winter? If so, you’re in the right place! Here, you’ll find a collection of elderberry recipes that include natural remedies, canning and fermenting recipes.
These recipes were gladly contributed by blogging acquaintances of mine and I hope you’ll find some unique and unusual ideas in this roundup blog post!
An Elderberry Syrup Recipe
If you’ve even wanted to try your hand at elderberry syrup, this recipe and tutorial will walk you through the entire process, in great depth. Sweetened with honey, it’s a excellent choice for the home, provided you don’t give it to children under 1 year of age. Click the image or heading above to check it out!
A Fermented Elderberry Syrup
My own recipe, this tutorial will teach you how to ferment raw elderberries with raw honey for a simple, very sweet syrup. Even though the honey content is high, this syrup should be refrigerated once it’s made.
How to Supercharge Elderberry Syrup
If you do plan to make make elderberry syrup for the cold and flu season, you can increase it’s healing power with a few additives. Here’s a list of other items you can add for extra immune support.
Elderberry Jelly Recipe
Want a unique way to preserve elderberry? This tutorial will teach you how to make homemade elderberry jelly! With the use of Pomona’s Pectin, you can cut out white sugar, use honey or other alternative sweeteners!
Make elderberry lollipops with this tutorial from Anna! With honey as it’s only sweetener and a lemon balm/lavender infusion, it’s a sure way to convince reluctant children (and adults) that elderberry is a good thing!
Yet another way to preserve the healing qualities of elderberry is by preserving it in a tincture. If you want a sugar-free way to preserve elderberry for medicinal use, it doesn’t get any easier than this!
If you enjoy fermenting and want to be self-sufficient with your elderberry remedies, mead is an excellent choice. Even though it takes a while to mature, this is one of my favorites! The health benefits are wonderful.
So you see, there are many ways to use elderberries in the home! All you have to do is discover which method suits you and your family. Try a few and in the comments below, let me know which one you like best!
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