It’s finally elderflower time again! The elder blooms magnificently in many gardens and courtyards and is just waiting to be lovingly picked. Anyone who gratefully accepts the gifts of nature will certainly be happy about today’s contribution. Today we want to make elderflower juice ourselves. To be more precise, we explain to everyone who wants to prepare their elderberry juice themselves for the first time how this can be done perfectly. The juice can be prepared from both fresh and dried flowers. With the finished juice you get a fragrant and very healthy basis for many great recipes throughout the year. You can find out when and how the elderflowers are collected and how a juice is made from them below. We can tell you one thing already: collect as many blossoms as possible and pick them in areas that are as natural as possible! Many are probably already wondering whether the juice can also be prepared or preserved without citric acid or sugar.
Make elderflower juice yourself and enjoy a healthy thirst quencher every day
Make elderflower juice yourself – preparation step by step
Drive to the countryside by car or bike and go for a long walk. You will be amazed at how wonderful the air smells of elderflowers. Look for trees and bushes that are full of white flowers and check them out first! Only pick those that are fully open. Half-open or faded flowers are not so well suited for your project. Remember that you need at least 40-50 umbels to get at least 1 liter of syrup. It’s always better if you use a tool. In that case, you can cut the delicate and aromatic flowers from the tree with scissors. Gather the flowers in a basket, being careful not to crush them. When you are at home, place the fresh blossoms on a clean cloth and then prepare an elderflower syrup. Danger! You must not wash elderflowers, otherwise you lose too much of the precious aroma. For a better overview, we briefly list the four ingredients:
Always pick full blossoms and walk past the half-open and faded ones
Sort the flowers again by hand and fill them into clean glasses without washing them
Elderflower juice can be made from both fresh and dried flowers
Prefer clean cotton towels to cover and filter and let the suggested mixture steep for about 24 hours
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Elderflower recipe – the natural basis for healthy and seasonal cuisine
Fresh lemon replaces the citric acid and promises a much more authentic taste
Ingredients for 1 liter of homemade elderflower juice
1 liter of water
1 kg of sugar
1 organic lemon
40-50 large umbels of elderflowers
Use wicker baskets to collect them so the flowers can get some air
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If you work with fresh elderflowers, you should always adhere to the specified waiting times
preparation and storage
Combine the sugar and water in a saucepan and gently heat the mixture. Stir until the sugar completely dissolves! Set the pot aside and take a jug washed with hot water in which your homemade elderflower juice will steep at room temperature for the next 1-2 days. Read the cones carefully and remove any small beetles that have stuck to the flowers. Cut the washed lemon into slices and leave off the ends. In the vessel of your choice, layer the elderflowers and lemon slices and pour the hot sugar syrup over the whole thing.
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Make elderflower syrup yourself – enjoy the summer in a glass!
Delicious and healthy – make elderflower juice yourself and benefit from it for a long time
You should sieve the finished juice again, preferably through a clean tea towel. Danger! Use a cloth that hasn’t been washed with fabric softener or the elderberry juice will smell like detergent and that’s probably not what any of us want. So, the filtered juice can be tasted immediately after it has been diluted. Now that the weather is warm, you can also offer the juice as a homemade lemonade. This healthy lemonade keeps the kids healthy and the parents happy. In the late evening you can add a shot of Prosecco to the freshly made lemonade and enjoy the end of the day even more.
The recipe with the sugar syrup, which you pour over the flowers and lemon slices, is quick and easy
Elderflower juice as a basis for delicious and original recipes
If you have collected too many elderflowers, you can simply let them dry. The dried flowers can be tasted not only as a healthy and delicious tea, but also as a fresh and homemade juice.
If you have collected too much of the elderflowers, you can let the rest dry or make blossom sugar yourself
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Ingredients for elderberry juice from dried flowers
2 liters of water
15g dried elderflowers
Use vessels washed with hot water and clean towels so that you are satisfied with the end result
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Boil the water and flowers briefly and allow to cool. Strain through a clean cloth or coffee filter, mix with the remaining ingredients and enjoy.
If you want to prepare a durable juice from it, you can add 10g citric acid.
Try to remove the coarse stalks, otherwise the juice can taste slightly bitter
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And if the elderflowers still don’t come to an end, you can crush a handful of fresh white flowers with sugar and let them dry at 50 degrees. Finely grind again and take with tea, rice pudding or pudding!
At the end of the day you can enjoy the diluted juice with cool Prosecco
With fresh garden herbs and a cucumber you get a summery mixture that is good to share with friends