Elderflower Syrup

DSC02585blog.jpgA few months ago, when we were discussing what sorts of trees and bushes we wanted to add to our garden, I knew at once that I wanted an elder.

It’s so lovely to look at the scent is simply fabulous. Therefore, I was super happy when I could harvest a few elderflower umbels and make syrup out of them.DSC02576blog.jpgThe syrup is more than easy to make, it’s really barely a recipe. 😉DSC02575blogIt can be used for drinks or desserts. In addition, elderflowers are also good for your health, especially if you have a cold.DSC02577blog

And by the way…I made a really wonderful cake…oooohhh wait ’till you see!

Have a lovely Sunday,



Elderflower Syrup

Yield: about 1l
Preparation time: 20 min
Total time: at least 1 day (as the elderflowers should be left in the water for 24-48h)


  • 10-12 elderflower umbels
  • 1l cold water
  • 750g white sugar + 1 tbsp. Muscovado sugar for the colour
  • 1 lemon
  • a few mint leaves


  1. Pick the elderflower umbels and wash them
  2. Put them together with 1l of cold water into a bowl and let it rest (if possible in the sun) for 24-48 hours.
  3. 3h bevor you want to cook the syrup, add 1 lemon cut into slices and a few mint leaves.
  4. Sieve and press the lemon slices, if you like. Then, bring the elderflower water together with the sugar to a boil.
  5. Allow the syrup to reduce for a few minutes, the fill it hot into the pre-heated bottles.
  6. Unopened, the syrup can be used for at least 1 year. Once the bottle has been opened, the syrup should be stored in the fridge and consumed within 1-2 weeks.


To get a printed version:
Download the pdf. (Both English and German versions available!)

Elderflower Syrup




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