Thursday, June 1, 2023

Lavender Simple Syrup Recipe

Simple syrup is an important and versatile lavender kitchen staple.  Use as a base for fruit sauces for pancakes, waffles, ice cream or as a simple syrup in whipped cream, a coffee drink, a cocktail or non-alcoholic mocktail.  Keep this recipe on hand for your own culinary adventures with lavender!

Lavender Simple Syrup Recipe

Lavender Simple Syrup




Step 1 — In a small saucepan, combine water and sugar.  
Step 2 — Heat over a medium heat until sugar is dissolved and remove from heat. 
Step 3 — Add lavender in a tea infuser to the heated syrup and let steep until cooled. (If you do not have a tea infuser, add the lavender to the hot syrup, then strain the syrup through a fine mesh colander when cooled.) 

Step 4 — Remove lavender when the syrup has completely cooled.  Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 weeks.

You now have a delicious syrup ready to be added to your favorite summer fruit, lemonade, juice, coffee, tea, cocktail or cider!

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Note: Lightly grinding the lavender buds will bring the flavor out more readily.  Using a spice grinder or a mortar and pestle works well.  If neither of these are at hand, place the lavender between two sheets of parchment paper and lightly grind it with a rolling pin. 

Lavender Simple Syrup Recipe

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