Dandelion Honey


These golden flowers are starting to pop up every where. Why not use them to make some tasty treats and get your kids to pick all the flowers before they turn to seeds and blow everywhere. Just make sure your pick them in a clean location.

We picked enough to make a couple different recipes.

The petals don’t last too long after being picked but I did store them in the fridge overnight and it helped. If you leave them too long they will turn white and fluffy.

The hard part of this recipe is to remove all the petals. You don’t want any of the greens as they are bitter. I found a trick to get them out faster by twisting the base between your fingers and pulling the petals out. I rinsed the petals in water before using them in the recipe.

For this recipe, you first need to make dandelion tea. Boil equal volume of petals and water. Boil for 10 minutes.

Cool and allow the tea to steep overnight.

Strain and measure how much tea you made.

Add equal parts of sugar and simmer.

Reduce until syrupy.

Cool and store in an airtight container. Enjoy just as you would with honey.

Dandelion Honey

  • 2 cups petals
  • 2 cups water
  • about 1 1/3 cup sugar

Get equal parts of dandelion petals and water. Boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Steep overnight.

Strain and measure the amount of liquid you have. I ended up with 1 1/3 cup of liquid. Measure the same amount of sugar to the liquid. Simmer and reduce until you end up with a syrupy liquid. It took about 10-15 minutes. Enjoy as you would with regular honey.

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