Wives tale or not, my family gets Dixie cup shots of Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker Elderberry Juice all winter long to help ward off colds and viruses. Bottle it up and spread health and happiness to all around you this Christmas!
If you could give the gift of health and happiness, would that not be the greatest gift of all (I totally realize I've said that about every gift I've posted this week, I live in the moment ????).
With the gift of Pressure Cooker Elderberry Juice, you may be able to do just that! If you're new to Elderberry and its potential health benefits, head on over to my post on Elderberry Syrup and read why I love it.
Now you can bottle up all those health benefits and gift it to your favorite friends and neighbors. Throw it in a gift bag with a cute mug, a cozy blanket, and some tissues and just see how happy you make them all!
This version is slightly different from my original Elderberry Syrup recipe. Since I make it so often, the amount of honey I was going through was a bit pricey. So now to make it more affordable and palatable, I do a one to one ratio of apple juice and water, add some spices, and voila! My kids will now drink it without a fight!
If you'd rather the honey version from my other Elderberry post, you could simply layer the berries and spices and offer the directions from that recipe.
Health and Wellness for all in a cute little affordable package ????
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Gift Guide: Pressure Cooker Elderberry Juice in a Jar
Health and Wellness all packaged up in a pretty little jar. Pressure Cooker Elderberry Juice in a Jar is the best gift for the holidays!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 8 cups 1x
- Category: Syrup
- Method: Pressure Cooker
- Cuisine: American
For a quart size Mason jar
- 1 cup dried elderberries
- about 3 1/2 – 4 cups apple juice or cider (whatever will fit in the jar)
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 inch of fresh ginger, peeled, sliced in disks
- 5 cloves
To add later
- 4 cups water
For the Mason jar
- Layer the ingredients in the following order: elderberries, cinnamon stick, ginger, cloves and apple cider.
- Top it with a leak proof lid and a bow. Refrigerate until ready to cook.
Include the following directions with the jar
- Keep refrigerated unto ready to cook. Freeze if not using within 4 days.
- Add jar contents to the pressure cooker pot. Add 4 cups water. Secure the lid and turn pressure release knob to a sealed position. Cook at high pressure for 10 minutes. When cooking is complete, use a natural release.
- Set a fine mesh strainer over a bowl and pour the pot’s contents into the strainer. Press on the elderberries to remove all of the juice. Discard the elderberries.
- Allow the juice to cool then store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks in mason jars with a pourable lid. Can also be frozen if longer storage is needed.
Keywords: elderberry, flu remedy, healthy
Barbara Masker says
Hi Marci sorry for the confusion, I would like to know the amount of water, honey and elderberries to the pressure cooker along with time to cook, I want this for home only not for gifts. I have my bag of elderberries but don’t know how much water, honey and berries to use. My daughter is looking to use the pressure cooker also she currently cooks it on the stove and its very messy lol. thank you
Barbara, I see! Here’s the link for the recipe http://tidbits-marci.com/pressure-cooker-elderberry-syrup/
Barbara Masker says
I am loving the elderberrie juice aka syrup my daughter started me on it, I am trying to get the recipe ratio to make it in my pressure cooker please, Thank you in advance, I hope you can help me.
Hi Barbara! I’m not sure what you meant regarding the ratio. You can use the recipe I have on this post or there is a link to Elderberry Syrup in this same article you can look at. If that doesn’t help, just specify to me exactly what you need and I’ll help you out 🙂
Barbara Masker says
Hi Marci sorry if I confused you, I need to know how much water and elderberries to put in the pressure cooker along with honey, and how long do I put it on to cook I don’t want this for gifts I want it for my home use only.
Julia Garcia says
Wow! Making this one when I get home. Thank you.
The only thing I can think of for this tag is “Your Mama smells of elderberries” which is a Monty Python quote and makes me laugh out loud. But might not go over well with one not versed in Monty Python lingo.
Wow Marci. I am learning a lot from you. I haven’t ever seen elderberries, but I am going to look into it and get some and try this. If I can keep my kids healthy I’m in. ????
Bonnie, I swear by it. It’s definitely not a cure all and doesn’t replace any other medical advice I would give someone at my job, but it will forever hold it’s place in my fridge during cold and flu season!
Stephanie Thomas says
I bobought yourbook earlier this year because of the infused water recipes. Its the new water recipes that brought me back! Your book is now fill of list its and index cards where i have added your new recipes to the collection including this elelderberryyrup alternative that I gave away for Christmas this year to my daughter’s drs! They loved it!
Stephanie, I love hearing that so much! You made my day! What a great idea to give a doctor elderberry syrup!
I’ve read about the great benefits of elderberries…this would be perfect to keep in the fridge for the cold winter months when we tend to get sick more.
Juice that will make your feel “berry” healthy!
Need to get me some berries.
Wishing you the berry best year!
Sounds intriguing! I have wanted to try elderberries since reading of their Health properties. Thank you!
Could you make an extract with elderberry like your other extracts? Now I know what to do with the wild elderberries I found on a mountaintop when we were hunting for huckleberries! Hooray, I can’t wait for summer..
Great ideas in the comments- I’m a member of the Weston A Price Foundation and plan to share this idea w/ a few friends from this organization. I’ll be making a jar for one of them but need to buy pourable spouts to provide w/ my gift. Thanks for this idea, Marci.
A berry special gift of health and happiness!
A Spoonful of goodness!
Linda Condon says
Sending you a Merry Berry Christmas and help toward a Healthy, thus Happy, New Year!!!
For this tag I would simply type…”Have a happy and healthy New Year!”
Have a little taste of this berry good for you syrup and be well and happy.
Lisa Green says
What a great gift – I’m game for anything that keeps the flu bugs away ????
Someone already said it but I like – wishing you a very elder berry Christmas!
Anita Ellison says
I may have overlooked this but did you give a supplier for purchasing the Elderberries? Thx!
Anita, Yep! It’s at the end of the post, right above the recipe
JULIE SCHUHMACHERR says
That looks fabulous, certainly a must try!
Stay Warm and Healthy This Merry Berry Christmas!
sentiment- ‘have yourself a MERRY white christmas! if you run out of white, try red’
The tag could read tidings of comfort and joy. I like some of the above mentioned posts too!
I’ve actually got some elderberries that I need to use. Thanks for the recipe!
I just made your other elderberry recipe; this one with added apple cider sounds great, too!
I’m going to have to try this. Have an (elder)berry Merry Christmas!
I have been hearing so much about Elderberry syrup and it’s natural benefits. Thanks for the recipe!
Haven’t thought of elderberries for a recipe. Sounds different but good and healthy.
I learned about elberberries from a local health food store. This is a cheaper way to use them.
Thankful that apple juice will work for my kids.
I was also going to suggest “have a berry merry christmas” but I’ll say “for the berry best holidays” or “berry best holiday wishes”
On the tag put…A “shot”a day,keeps the flu virus away!…..or….a “shot”a day ,keeps the doctor away!!
Love your tag idea – natural remedies are often much better than a pharmaceutical!
Diane Corder says
Have a Berry Merry Christmas!
Can this be made directly in the instant pot if you’re not planning on giving it as a gift? I’m glad you posted this because I was planning on making elderberry syrup, but wanted a quick recipe that my kids would actually drink 🙂 Thanks!
Aubri, Yes, absolutely, just add your water. I actually like the taste of it even better than my elderberry syrup from last year. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not like you’re gonna want to drink a tall glass of it, but for small shots I give all my family, it’s just perfect! You could always make it sweeter with honey, but I figure it’s just a swig of it so I’ll save my money!
Aubri Andrus says
This is super easy to make, and most (3 out of 5!) of my kids actually like it and ask for it! I like that it’s the consistency of juice rather than syrupy. More syrupy medicines make me gag :). I just made my 2nd batch, and here’s hoping that we continue to skip the flu this year! Thanks so much for the recipe!
Aubri, That’s awesome! My daughter use to gag on it, but since adding the apple juice to it, she will drink it no problem. No flu here! (knock on wood!)
Where is the best place to buy the elderberries? I don’t know that I’ve ever seen any. I would love to make this!!❤️
Katie, I but them on Vitacost and Amazon. Vitacost is currently sold out so go to the Amazon link I have in the post. It’s a couple dollars more than I pay on Vitacost. You will love it!
I buy elderberries from Mountain Rose. Affordable by the pound and the best quality.
This is great. I have made reduced sugar elderberry syrup and added licorice root for sweetness, but this amount of apple juice would be even less sugar overall.
Dineen, I’ve never used licorice root before but I’m curious how to incorporate it into recipes. I love Stash brand licorice tea