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Pouring thick elderberry syrup

Thick elderberry syrup recipe with arrowroot powder

This elderberry syrup uses whatever sweetener you want! Use arrowroot powder to make a healthy, thick, pourable elderberry syrup.

Keyword dairy free, fruit, gluten free, healthy, keto, low-carb, natural remedy, organic, paleo, syrup, vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes


  • 1 cup dried elderberries
  • 1 quart filtered water
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot powder
  • Sweetener


  1. Combine dried elderberries and filtered water in a pot over medium-high heat until boiling.

  2. Turn heat down to medium-low and simmer for 30-45 minutes or until liquid is reduced by half.

  3. Let mixture cool, then strain out berries using a flour sack.

  4. Return liquid to heat, and warm over medium heat. Whisk in arrowroot powder, stirring constantly, for 10 minutes or until desired thickness.

  5. Store elderberry syrup in a jar in the fridge, use within 2 weeks.

Recipe Notes

  • There is no set amount for sweetener because each option has different amounts of sweetness. Try 1 tbs of a monk fruit/stevia blend, or 2 tbs maple syrup.