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Sweet's DIY Syrup Kit Instructions

MAKE ORGANIC ELDERBERRY SYRUP RIGHT AT HOME!

With a Sweet's DIY Kit, you can create customized organic elderberry syrup for immune and seasonal allergy support with the sweetener your family likes best. 

Directions for Stovetop or Instant Pot preparation follow, along with helpful hints for storage.


STOVETOP PREPARATION

What You'll Need
• Large pot
• Metal spoon
• Large metal or glass bowl
• Fine mesh strainer or a colander (pasta strainer) lined with cheesecloth
• Cooking thermometer (optional)
• Funnel
• 5 cups water
• Clean lidded glass container or glass jars
• 1¼ cup honey or appropriate amount of an alternative sweetener (nectar, monk fruit, maple syrup, erythritol/Swerve, etc.) - click HERE for a helpful conversion chart

Instructions

  1. Discard the tiny desiccant package from your kit, then pour kit contents and water in a large pot.
  2. Bring liquid to a brief boil over medium-high heat.
  3. Reduce heat and let mixture simmer for 30-45 minutes, or until liquid has reduced by half.
  4. Carefully pour liquid through the strainer/cloth into a bowl, then press on the mixture with the back of a metal spoon to extract more. Discard or compost strainer contents.
  5. Add sweetener to taste, stirring until completely blended. (If using raw honey, let syrup cool below 100°F first. Measure with a cooking thermometer or wait until syrup feels warm, but not hot.  If using another sweetener, follow package directions for substitution guidelines.)
  6. Funnel syrup into container, apply lid, and refrigerate immediately. If freezing syrup, allow 1" headspace for expansion and do not apply lid until completely frozen.

INSTANT POT PREPARATION

What You'll Need

  • Instant Pot (trivet insert removed)
    • Metal spoon
    • Large metal or glass bowl
    • Fine mesh strainer or a colander (pasta strainer) lined with cheesecloth
    • Cooking thermometer (optional)
    • Funnel
    • 5 cups water
    • Clean lidded glass container or glass jars
    • 1¼ cup honey or appropriate amount of an alternative sweetener (nectar, monk fruit, maple, erythritol, etc.) - click HERE for a helpful conversion chart

Instructions

  1. Remove the tiny desiccant packet from the kit.
  2. Pour kit ingredients and 5 cups of water into your Instant Pot.
  3. Set to Manual and select high pressure for 7 minutes.
  4. Vent completely, then strain Syrup through a fine mesh sieve or cheesecloth-lined colander into a glass or metal container where you can let the syrup cool to 100 degrees or below.  (NOTE: That temp is only important if you're adding raw honey.  Syrup must cool below 100 degrees if you want your live honey enzymes to survive.  If using an alternative sweetener, you may add it while the syrup is hot.)
  5. Once sweetened, pour finished Syrup into glass containers and refrigerate.
  6. Syrup may also be frozen in ice cube trays. 


USAGE AND STORAGE
Recommended daily serving 1 Tbsp for adults/big kids, and 1 tsp for little kids. 

Babies under 12 months should not consume raw honey.  Leave syrup unsweetened for them, or blend with a little fruit puree.  Some doctors prefer that you not consume raw honey during pregnancy.  Please check with your provider.

Do not consume raw elderberries. Store unopened kit in a cool dry area for maximum freshness.

Refrigerate finished product and use it within 3 months. Freeze syrup for longer storage.  One frozen syrup cube = approximately one dose.  These are excellent in tea, lemonade, and smoothies!

SPECIFICATIONS
Organic.  No artificial flavors or preservatives. Free from gluten, dairy, and soy. Vegan if prepared without honey.

NUTRITIONAL FACTS
Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon
Servings: Approximately 64
Calories: 5
Total Fat: 0g
Saturated Fat: 0g
Trans Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 0g
Sodium: 0g
Total Carbohydrates: <1g
Protein: 0g

INGREDIENTS
Organic Dried Elderberries, Organic Ginger, Organic Ceylon Cinnamon, Organic Cloves

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