A recipe for Homemade Lavender Syrup! Dried lavender buds are steeped in an easy simple syrup for a wonderfully floral addition to coffee, tea, and other drinks.
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I recently had some dried lavender leftover after making these Lavender Vanilla Scones and put them to good use with this Homemade Lavender Syrup!
Granulated sugar and water are simmered together for about 15 minutes to form a thickened simple syrup, then combined with dried lavender buds. The mixture is allowed to steep for 30 minutes to allow the flavors to blend and create a delicate flavor. Strain the mixture to discard the lavender, transfer to an airtight container, and refrigerate for up to two weeks.
I usually add about 1 tablespoon of the Homemade Lavender Syrup to my Lavender Latte (hot or iced). It is especially delicious with a splash of vanilla extract or even honey! Adjust the amount as needed to taste. For a stronger flavor, stir in closer to 2 tablespoons.
The syrup is also perfect in tea, lemonade, cocktails, mocktails, or desserts. I used some to make Sift & Simmer’s Lavender Earl Grey Tea Latte/London Fog and it is now one of my favorites!
A Few Tips
Lavender has many uses, from scents to lotions to cooking. Even in cooking, it is highly adaptable- adding a floral quality to both sweet and savory foods. Make sure the lavender you use is culinary grade.
I used dried lavender since it is more readily throughout the year. If using fresh lavender, the quantity can be increased a little bit. Some grocery stores carry lavender in the spice section and it can also be found on Amazon- Dried Lavender.
I generally use refined white sugar when making this Homemade Lavender Syrup. The resulting color is very light and delicate, so organic cane sugar and other darker sugars with molasses may turn the syrup more brown.
This recipe makes about 2 1/4 cups (530 milliliters) of syrup. It can easily be halved to yield a little over a cup (best if making for 1-2 people).
Looking for more homemade syrups and sauces?
Homemade Lavender Syrup Recipe
Adapted from Fox and Briar
Homemade Lavender Syrup
- 2 cups (400 grams) granulated sugar refined white sugar for a lighter color
- 2 cups (470 milliliters) water
- 1/4 cup (8 grams) dried culinary lavender
- In a medium saucepan, combine the granulated sugar and water.
- Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer and cook, whisking occasionally, until the sugar is dissolved and the liquid is starting to thicken slightly, 10-15 minutes.
- Remove from heat and add the dried lavender. Cover and allow to steep for 30 minutes.
- Strain the syrup through a fine mesh strainer and discard the lavender buds. Transfer the syrup to an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.