Blueberry Lavender Syrup

Blueberry Lavender Syrup is a unique and delicious addition to cocktails, desserts, and more! With only a few ingredients, this syrup comes together in no time and you can start making delicious Blueberry Lavender treats.

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blueberry lavender syrup, a bowl of fresh blueberries and fresh lavender sprigs

Ingredients Needed to Make Blueberry Lavender Syrup

You only need 4 ingredients to make Blueberry Laender syrup: blueberries, dried lavender buds (culinary grade), sugar, and water. For this recipe, you can use frozen or fresh blueberries. I intentionally made this syrup with less sugar than a regular simple syrup since blueberries are already sweet. If you want a thicker syrup, use an equal amount of sugar and water.

blueberries, lavender and syrup

How to Make Homemade Blueberry Syrup

  1. Place the water, sugar, and blueberries into a small saucepan over med-high heat. Once the sugar has dissolved, add the lavender buds and bring to a boil. Mash up the berries while stirring constantly. Boil for 4-5 minutes and then remove from the heat. Allow the mixture to steep in the pan until it is completely cool, about 1 hour.
  2. Strain the solids from the liquid using a fine-mesh strainer. Discard the solids or save them for another use (add to waffles, pancakes, muffins, etc).
  3. Store the blueberry lavender syrup in a sealed container in the fridge for 3-4 weeks.

What is Culinary Grade Lavender?

Culinary lavender is a specific species of lavender that is sweeter, becomes less bitter when cooked, and has more aroma than other lavenders. When culinary lavender is processed it is sifted multiple times so that all that remains is the lavender buds.

Most of the dried lavender for cooking you find in-store and online are culinary, but double-check the description or ask if you are not sure. I’ve found dried culinary lavender at my local grocery store in the bulk section and on Amazon.

lavender bunches for drying

What to Use This Syrup For

  • Make a delicious cocktail like my Blueberry Lavender Gin Sour.
  • Pour it on pancakes or waffels.
  • Add it to your morning coffee ro tea.
  • Pour it over ice cream.
  • Add it to lemonade or iced tea for a refreshing drink.

Tools Needed to Make Homemade Syrup

You will need a fine-mesh strainer to remove the solids from the liquid when making this syrup. This set of 3 is perfect for any kitchen and you will find that you use them all the time! If you don’t have a fine-mesh strainer, you can also use cheesecloth.

Swing top bottles are another kitchen staple that will make you will wonder why you never had them before. This is a set of 6 and also comes with a funnel, extra gaskets, and chalkboard labels!

And here is one of my favorite small stainless steel saucepans. It’s affordable and once again another kitchen item you will find yourself using all the time.

Other Homemade Syrup Recipes to Check Out

blueberry lavender syrup

Blueberry Lavender Syrup

Blueberry lavender syrup is a unique and delicious addition for cocktails, desserts, and more!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Cooling Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 9 servings
Calories: 30kcal
Author: EmilyFabulous

Equipment

  • small saucepan
  • measuring cups
  • mesh strainer or cheesecloth
  • glass bottle/jar that seals

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon dried lavender buds (culinary grade)
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries (can also use frozen)
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup sugar

Instructions

  • Place the water, sugar, and blueberries into a small saucepan over med-high heat. Once the sugar has dissolved, add the lavender buds and bring to a boil. Mash up the berries while stirring constantly. Boil for 4-5 minutes and then remove from the heat. Allow the mixture to steep in the pan until it is completely cool, about 1 hour.
    blueberries, sugar, and lavender in a saucepan
  • Strain the solids from the liquid using a fine-mesh strainer. Discard the solids or save them for another use.
    blueberry lavender syrup being strained
  • Store the blueberry lavender syrup in a sealed container in the fridge for 3-4 weeks.
    blueberry lavender syrup

Notes

  • For this recipe, you can use frozen or fresh blueberries.
  • I intentionally made this syrup with less sugar than a regular simple syrup since blueberries are already sweet. If you want a thicker syrup, use an equal amount of sugar and water.

Nutrition

Serving: 1tbsp | Calories: 30kcal | Carbohydrates: 7.9g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 13mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 10g | Calcium: 1mg

Any nutrition calculations are only estimates using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.

blueberry lavender syrup in a flip top bottle
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