Lavender Simple Syrup

A while ago, I bought some lavender to make some tea.  The tea was nice but I bought quite a large bag so  I had a lot of leftover. I decided to try this recipe out.  Well this is just part one of the <secret> recipe. You need to come back to find out what I am going to make with this lavender simple syrup.  This syrup is really easy to make and can be used to sweeten lots of things: tea, yogurt, or put it on some fruit.

You will need to buy some lavender that is intended for culinary purposes.  You don’t need much, just 1/4 of a cup.

Boil the lavender in some water and  then simmer for a couple minute. Turn off the heat and let the lavender sit for 20 min.

Strain the lavender.The liquid will have a nice purply color to it.

Now make the simple syrup by adding sugar and water to a pot.  Bring to a boil

Add the lavender liquid and simmer to reduce to desired thickness.

I wanted it to be a little thicker than water.  Like a good maple syrup. You will end up with a nice dark syrup. Store in the refrigerator.  Stay tuned to see what I make out of this syrup!

Lavender Simple Syrup

  • 1/4 cup dried lavender
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water

Boil the lavender in 1 cup of water. Simmer for 3 minutes and then let it sit for 20 or more minutes.  Strain and set liquid aside.  In a sauce pan add sugar and 3 tbsp of water.  Boil for about 3 minutes. Then combine with the lavender liquid and simmer until you get the right consistency.  I wanted it thicker like maple syrup. I simmered it for another 4-5 minutes.  Cool and store in the refrigerator.

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. kalyrical says:

    Ahh!! What are you gonna make?!?

    1. HappyEnki says:

      You have to wait until my next post. 🙂

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