Elderberry: A Natural Remedy for Mild Colds and Flu? Can you make Elderberry Syrup in your VitaClay?
Yes you can make it in your Vitaclay (VM7900 or VF7700 or VM7800 models)!
This recipe is good for treating colds and the flu, and good on anything you would put syrup on, like waffles, pancakes, or ice cream. You may try blueberries, blackberries, or raspberries for different flavors.
1 cup fresh elderberries
3 cups water
1 cinnamon stick (optional)
3 whole cloves (optional)
1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger root (optional)
1 cup honey
Place elderberries, water, cinnamon stick, cloves, and ginger in your Vitaclay pot.
Set on "Stew" or "Slow" to cook for 30 minutes. Use a potato masher to mash berries to release juice; strain the mixture through a fine sieve, retaining juice and discarding the pulp. Let juice cool.
Stir in honey until thoroughly combined and transfer to a lidded jar. Keeps in refrigerator 2 to 3 months.