Honey lavender syrup is a delicious and versatile ingredient. It can be used in cocktails, tea, desserts, or even coffee. It’s easy to make and only requires a few ingredients.
Lavender is a versatile herb that can be used in sweet or savory dishes. This homemade honey lavender syrup recipe is a great way to add a floral flavor to your favorite desserts.
This easy recipe for honey syrup only requires a few ingredients and a few minutes of your time.
This syrup can be used to top pancakes or waffles, or you can use it to make delicious lavender lemonade.
Fresh Lavender – You want the leaves of the lavender. You can save the lavender buds for another use. Also, I think dried lavender could work too but have only tested this with fresh. Make sure to purchase one labeled culinary lavender so you know it is food-safe.
Honey – I use raw, organic honey when possible.
Hot Water – Boiling water is best to steep the lavender in.
How to Make Honey Lavender Syrup
Lavender syrup is a simple and delicious way to enjoy the benefits of lavender. It is basically a simple syrup recipe made with honey instead of sugar.
Step One: Add the hot water and chopped lavender to a small glass jar, mug, or bowl. Let the chopped lavender steep in boiling water for at least 10 minutes.
Expert Tip: If you heat the water in a small saucepan you can just toss the herb right in.
Step Two: Strain the lavender from the water with a fine mesh sieve or cheesecloth lined strainer.
Step Three: Combine the scented water with the raw honey and stir well. Let it come down to room temperature.
Step Four: Store the lavender syrup in a glass jar or airtight container with a lid in the fridge for 1-2 weeks. If the honey crystallizing just warm it up to dissolve the crystals.
Sugar-Free – If you’d like a sugar free version you could try using a sugar-free honey substitute or using keto simple syrup and adding honey extract.
Other Herbs – You can make this with any type of herbal flavor you enjoy. Rosemary is another popular choice for simple syrup.
Other Sweeteners – Swap out the honey for maple syrup, agave syrup, or syrup made with cane sugar. To make a lavender simple syrup just mix one part water with one part sugar and steep the lavender in that.
How can I use lavender syrup?
Lavender honey syrup imparts a natural sweetness and delicious herby flavor. Besides using it in all your favorite beverages like iced coffee, iced tea, hot tea, and lemonade here are a couple more recipes to try:
Honey Lavender Lattes – To make a lavender latte simply make a classic latte with espresso and steamed milk and add syrup to taste.
Lavender Martini – Use one ounce of syrup to two ounces of vodka.
Homemade Lavender Soda – Mix two ounces of syrup with six ounces of seltzer. Garnish with a lemon wedge.
Lavender Gin Tonics – Sweeten a gin and tonic to taste with some of the syrup.
Lavender Moscow Mule – Try adding some to our Virgin Moscow Mule.
Is Lavender edible?
Lavender (Lavandula) is a flowering plant in the mint family, Lamiaceae. It is native to the Mediterranean region and has a long history of use in herbalism, folk medicine, and aromatherapy. The flowers are edible and can be used in a variety of dishes.
Lavender has a wide range of culinary applications and can be used to add flavor to both sweet and savory dishes.
Which Lavender is edible?
There are many different species of lavender, and not all of them are edible. The most common edible lavender is Lavandula angustifolia, also known as English lavender. This variety has a milder flavor than other types of lavender, making it more suitable for culinary use. Other edible varieties include Lavandula x intermedia (lavandin) and Lavandula stoechas (Spanish lavender).
How else can I use fresh lavender?
Lavender has been used for centuries as a natural remedy for a variety of ailments. The most common use for lavender is to help with relaxation and sleep. Lavender oil can be used in a diffuser to fill the room with its calming scent. Adding a few drops of lavender oil to your pillowcase is said to help you sleep better.
Food grade lavender is also used in things like cookies and cakes.
- ¼ cup fresh lavender chopped
- ½ cup boiling water
- 1 cup honey
- Combine fresh lavender and water. Let steep for 15 minutes.
- Strain through a fine mesh strainer.
- Combine the lavender water with the honey. Mix well.