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Instant Pot Elderberry Gummies Recipe

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This year the flu has me really nervous.  Last year, my son Maxx, got the flu and it was terrifying.  I really never want to hear those words again, so this year I am doing all I can to prevent it.  This year the cold and flu season seems to be running longer and definitely more severe.  I have been a long time user of extra vitamin C and echinacea in the winter as extra protection.  This year I decided to test out the magic healing properties of the elderberry. The elderberry is an excellent general immune system booster.

Other benefits of the elderberry include sinus infection aid, lowers blood sugar, it is a natural diuretic, a natural laxative, it helps ease allergies, it is an anti-inflammorty and it may help prevent cancer.  With all of these benefits these Homemade Elderberry Gummies are going to become part of our regular healthy routine.  
 
Ever since my diagnosis with rheumatoid arthritis I have been implementing healthy lifestyle options and some bits of homeopathic medicine.  My biggest battle has been with severe inflammation and the elderberry has been gained a lot of recognition as being a great aid to reduce inflammation.  Just another amazing benefit for many chronic illness patients.  
 
The ingredients for the syrup at super easy to find. I even located dried Elderberries on Amazon. I have lined up all of my ingredients to create the syrup. 
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Instant Pot Elderberry Gummy Recipe
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
7 mins
Total Time
9 mins
 

People have been making Elderberry Syrup on the stove for years.  Now simplify it by making it in your instant pot and then making this delicious gummy recipe.

Course: Drinks, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 9
Calories: 210 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 cup dried elderberries
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh ginger-grated
  • 2-3 cinnamon sticks
  • 6-8 whole cloves
  • 1 1/2 cups raw honey
Instructions
  1. Place water, Elderberries, Ginger, cloves and Cinnamon in the Instant Pot

  2. Place your Instant Pot on Manual High pressure for 7 minutes

  3. Do a quick release

  4. Strain with a mesh strainer into a bowl and press berries to release all juices

  5. Let cool about 10-15 minutes

  6. Stir in Honey  

  7. Transfer to a mason jar with a lid and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.

Recipe Notes
DIRECTIONS FOR STOVE TOP
1.   Place the water, elderberries, ginger, cinnamon sticks and whole cloves into a medium pan.
 
2.   Heat over medium heat until boiling. Reduce heat and cover. Simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally, reducing the liquid by half.
 
3.  Remove from heat and allow to cool at room temperature for 10 minutes. Pour the warm elderberry liquid into a mesh strainer (over a bowl to catch the liquid). Using the back of a large spoon, mash the elderberries into the bottom of the strainer to squeeze out the juice. Discard the contents left in the strainer. 
 
4.  Cool the liquid for an additional 15 minutes at room temperature.  Add the honey and stir well.  Transfer to a glass container or mason jar with a lid and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 months. 
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Elderberry Gummy Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 210
% Daily Value*
Sodium 10mg 0%
Potassium 91mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 56g 19%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 52g
Vitamin A 2.2%
Vitamin C 8.3%
Calcium 2.3%
Iron 3.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
 

Now for the gummies – gather all of your ingredients 


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INGREDIENTS 
3/4 cup apple juice (I used unsweetened)
1/4 cup elderberry syrup (recipe below)
3 packets Knox gelatin 

DIRECTIONS

1.   In a medium sauce pan, add the apple juice and elderberry syrup.   Sprinkle the gelatin on top and whisk to combine.
 
2.   Place on stovetop under medium/low heat, uncovered. Stir constantly until the gelatin is completely melted (about 2 minutes). 
 
3.   Remove from heat and allow to cool for 2 minutes before transferring to your favorite molds, filling up to the top.
 
4.   Chill for 1 hour and remove from molds. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Take 2-3 per day to help boot your immunity.
 

For another great version of the Instant Pot Elderberry Syrup recipe check out Adventures of a Nurse & Recipes

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    Carla Bushey
    February 11, 2018 at 6:27 pm

    Thanks so much! I need the extra boost!

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