Elderberry syrup is my family's go-to during cold and flu season because of all the elderberry benefits, but did you know that you can make other elderberry recipes as well to boost the immune system? Check out these powerhouse elderberry recipes, including elderberry jam, elderberry gummies and more. #elderberrysyrup #elderberry #elderberryrecipes

Cold and Flu season is upon us and I don’t know about you, but I have a personal stockpile of all things elderberry in my house. Elderberry is believed to boost the immune system and help you recover from a cold or the flu faster.

Sometimes my 3 year old will take elderberry berry syrup willingly, but not always. That’s why we like to try different recipes throughout the winter to be sure she’s getting it into her system.

I’ve rounded up 9 awesome recipes that you can try for your family. Keep in mind, little ones under a year old shouldn’t have honey, so be sure to use honey-free recipes if you are giving elderberry to real little ones.


Simply Recipes

This elderberry jam is delicious and is such a simple way to add it to a meal. I like to use it on toast.

Grow Forage Cook Ferment

Anything fermented adds extra gut-healing benefits to food, which is why I love all the recipes over at Grow Forage Cook Ferment! Elderberry is paired with raw honey, which is an immune booster in its own right. This recipe certainly packs a powerful punch.

Nitty Gritty Life

I love this idea for elderberry lollipops. This is such an easy way to sneak elderberry in for little ones (and for yourself!).

Paintbrushes and Popsicles 

This is the same idea as the lollipop recipe. It’s truly a simple way to give elderberry to toddlers and kids.

Simple Happy Foodie

Although I love having other elderberry recipes in my house, nothing truly beats stocking up on regular elderberry! I really like this recipe by Simple Happy Foodie. This is a quick way to make it using an instant pot.


Tasting Page

This soothing elderberry tea is a great recipe to have on hand when you’re sick. It truly hits the spot.

Elderberry Popsicles

Simply Designing

This recipe is wonderful if your little one (or yourself) comes down with a sore throat. It will soothe the throat while providing great immune support at the same time.


Elderberry cough drops

Tasty Ever After

I love these elderberry cough drops to bring with me when I’m on the go.


Mother Rising 

If you’re looking for an elderberry syrup for babies, check out this recipe. It’s free of honey, since honey isn’t recommended for little ones under a year old.