Simple Homemade Lavender Syrup Recipe
This simple homemade lavender syrup recipe is an easy and delicious way to make a variety of beverages a little sweeter and will have add a lovely floral flavour to them too. Make sure to check out our Lavender Latte Recipe so you can enjoy this lavender syrup right away!
How Easy is it to Make Lavender Simple Syrup?
It’s super easy and inexpensive to make at lavender simple syrup. You only need three ingredients, it takes less than 10 minutes to make and it smells and tastes amazing! Lavender syrup will add an little sweetness to your coffee, tea, lemonade, cocktails and even cake and some other baked goodes? You can also drizzle some into your seltzer for a lavender flavoured cold bubbly drink.
Make sure to PIN this easy recipe.
How to Make Lavender Simple Syrup
It’s so easy to make. You remove the lavender stems and use only the buds and all three ingredients so the buds, water and sugar and heat on low to medium low until the sugar dissolves. You can then increase the heat to medium and let the ingredients to simmer for about eight minutes so that it is more aromatic. Let it cool and then pour in a strainer over a jug or jar.
- This recipes makes one cup of syrup
- You can use fresh or dried lavender
- Lavender coffee syrup is naturally a pale brown colour. If you want to make it purple you can use a drop of purple food coloring, or a pinch of butterﬂy pea powder. I have not coloured my syrup.
What kind of lavender can you use?
I personally have about five lavender plants of different varieties. I have English, French and Spanish lavender. English lavender is generally the most commonly used as a culinary lavender and has less oil than other lavenders that are used in perfumes. However, feel free to experiment to see which ones you like most.
Most varieties of lavender are edible however, please make sure you are using lavender that is okay to be consumed. If foraging for lavender don’t pick it from the roadside as the fumes from cars can be transferred to the lavender making it unﬁt for consumption. It may also have been sprayed with chemicals so it’s important to know where the lavender has come from and that it is culinary grade.
It is very easy to grow lavender at home in your own garden. You can plant it in pots or use it as a boarder plant and requires little maintenance. It will also attract lots of bees and butterﬂies to your home!
Let’s get to this easy peasy recipe now shall we?
Simple Homemade Lavender Syrup Recipe
This simple homemade lavender syrup recipe is an easy and delicious way to make a variety of beverages a little sweeter and will have add a lovely floral flavour to them too.
- 1.5 tbsps. lavender buds
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup white sugar*
- Remove the lavender buds from the stems, gently picking them oﬀ.
- Add the water and sugar to a medium sized saucepan along with the lavender buds.
- Heat gently, stirring until all the sugar has dissolved.
- Increase the heat to medium and allow the ingredients to simmer for around 8 minutes until you have a syrupy consistency.
- Cool in the pan then strain into a jug.
- Pour the lavender syrup into a glass jar.
- Use in lattes, cocktails, tea, lemonade or cake recipes.
*You can use other types of sugar such as raw or palm sugar. Keep in mind different sugars can play into the colour and taste of the syrup but feel free to experiment. You can even use honey, I would recommend that just a portion of it be honey with sugar. It can add a darker background note and pairs nicely with dark spirits like whiskey.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 49Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 0gSugar: 12gProtein: 0g
Please note that we can not guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information. They are a best guess calculation.
Now does that sound easy or what? I admit when I first started to hear about lavender lattes I was like what? Who wants a coffee that tastes like flowers? I also tend not to like any of the syrups used in coffee, no hazelnut this or caramel syrup (although I like caramel drizzle) etc.. I did not like the flavours.
No thanks on a lavender latte. I ate (or if you will drank) my words on that one when it comes to a homemade lavender syrup. I love them and because of the sweetness of the syrup I don’t add any other sugar to my latte.
How to Store Lavender Syrup
You can refrigerate the lavender syrup in a airtight jar or container for up to two weeks. You can also freeze it (make sure your container is freezer friendly) in an airtight container and allow room for it to expand. Keep in mind that due to the sugar it won’t freeze to a completely solid form.
Who is ready to make this simple recipe and start adding a little aromatic flair to their drinks and/or baked goods? If you try it let us know how you like it.
1 thought on “Simple Homemade Lavender Syrup Recipe”
I like the simplicity of this recipe. Lots of sugar, that’s for sure. But lavender smell and taste are some of my favorite.