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
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.