Elderberry Syrup Recipe Ideas

Elderberry Syrup Recipe Ideas

The most popular elderberry syrup recipe that feature our show-stopping Sambucol Black Elderberry Syrup!

Let the summer begin! During the Covid-19 quarantine many of us acquired some new cooking and baking skills. Digging deep into pantries, exploring unique flavors and recipes, pushing the limits on delicious creations, one ingredient has become wildly popular and that is the juicy black elderberry (our favorite berry for many reasons including immune support).

The elderberry has a slightly tart and sweet power punch of flavor loaded with antioxidants and is a healthy addition to recipes. The good news is you don’t have to forage the European landscapes or have a medicinal need to delight in the many culinary uses of elderberries. Sambucol Black Elderberry is proud to be at the forefront of providing high quality black elderberry products you can easily pick up at the store or online and add some in your next culinary experience.

While there are many varieties of elderberries, Sambucol uses only the premium Haschberg, a European (Sambucus Nigra). Grown in the nutrient-rich soil of Central Europe, these elderberries are high in flavonoid compounds called anthocyanins which give the berries their dark color. In fact, their anthocyanin level is nearly double the amount than any other fruit. Always be aware of fake elderberry syrup. Some commercially made products do not even use actual elderberries, instead they use elderberry extract.

The flowers grow in umbels, which appear as umbrella-shaped clusters approximately  six inches in diameter. Once the elderflowers (also called elderblow) are grown, they yield to clusters of small dark purple berries. The edible quality of elderberries varies by species and harvested once they become dark, plump and soft to the touch. Consuming some species of elderberry may be toxic if they are not ripe. It’s crucial that the elderberries are from a reputable source like Sambucol, that all excess twigs or unripe berries are removed, and that the berries are processed sufficiently to eliminate the toxin that is found in the seeds. Traditionally to make elderberries more palatable they were consumed cooked or fermented into beverages like elderberry wines and similar drinks with the addition of sugar.

Today, Sambucol products have only natural sugar from the fruit and adding a spoonful of this purple power to recipes can give them an antioxidant boost packed with flavor.

Did you know elderberries may lose some immune support potency if cooked for a certain amount of time and heat? With that in mind we have selected some of our most favorite recipes that will still provide immune support using our black elderberry syrup.

Here are some delicious Elderberry Syrup Recipe Ideas:

Stay hydrated and support immunity by making your own infused water and smoothies.

This is a great way to avoid unnecessary sugars, preservatives, or chemicals that often are added to drink mixes or commercially available flavored H2O.

Fruit infused water and smoothies is made by adding different combinations of fruits, herbs, or vegetables to water or sparkling water. Add a capful of Sambucol Black Elderberry Syrup or Powder for an extra pump of flavonoids and flavor. It is very easy to make at home, using any number of combinations you prefer.

Our favorite Infused Water Combinations:

  • 1 Cap of Sambucol Black Elderberry Syrup, Peaches, Sparkling Water and Ice
  • 1 Cap of Sambucol Sugar Free Black Elderberry Syrup, Pineapple, Mango, Water and Ice
  • 1 Cap of Sambucol Black Elderberry Syrup, Mint, Watermelon and Ice
  • 1 Cap of Sambucol Black Elderberry Syrup, Green Tea, Lemon and Water
  • 1 Packet of Sambucol Black Elderberry Immune Powder, Ginger, and Water

Now that you are hydrated, create a refreshing mocktail or cocktail:

Summer Ombré Spritzer Recipe Here


Elderberry Ginger Fizz Mocktail Recipe Here

Replace sugary additions to any drinks with a capful of black elderberry syrup and drink up a lighter, healthier version. Cheers to good health!

Salads and Appetizers Elderberry Syrup Recipe

Kick off the summer days just right with the perfect bite-size nibble and nosh.

Roasted Beet Crostini with Almond Dukkah Elderberry Recipe Here

Black Elderberry Summer Salad Dressing Recipe Here

The best part is you can whip up these mouth-watering recipes in a flash with fresh flavor and packed with Zinc and Vitamin C.

Elderberry Syrup Recipe Sweet Treats

Summer dessert should be anything but complicated. If you have a sweet tooth but want to lighten up your favorite recipes, add a splash of juicy goodness from Sambucol Sugar Free Black Elderberry Syrup. Naturally sweetened with Stevia, and still great tasting, it has a highly concentrated amount of black elderberry to keep your body running at peak performance.

Give yourself some of the best protection nature has to offer and add black elderberry into your sweet summer favorites:

Chia Seed and Granola Parfait Recipe Here


Warm Elderberry Syrup Waffle and Pancake Topping

Swirl a spoonful of Sambucol Kids Black Elderberry Syrup into a refreshing Frozen Yoghurt Immunity Pop (recipe here) to keep them cool and healthy without all the extra additives or artificial flavors. 

Up your immunity game every day of the year with a safe and effective elderberry syrup for you and your family right here.

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