This homemade Honey Lavender Syrup is easy to make and tastes amazing. You can add it to your coffee, latte, dessert, or cocktail! The uses are endless and you will be making coffee shop-worthy drinks in no time!
Why You'll Love This Recipe
You'll love this Honey Lavender Syrup recipe for its floral aroma and sweetness, adding a unique touch to your favorite dishes and beverages. The delicate fusion of honey and lavender creates a perfect harmony of flavors that will captivate your taste buds in every bite or sip.
Ingredients Needed for Honey Lavender Syrup
All you need is honey, dried lavender buds, and water, that's it! I told you this syrup was easy and these ingredients are easy to find thanks to your local grocery store or online.
As I mentioned, fresh honey is best because it will have more of a floral flavor from the pollen that will enhance the lavender. If you don't have fresh honey, you can always use store-bought.
Is Lavender an Edible Flower?
Yes! All lavender is edible, however, I recommend using culinary lavender for food and drinks because it has the best taste and is sweeter than regular lavender. The lavender you see in gardens and yards has more of a bitter taste.
Most of the dried lavender you find in stores 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.
How to Make Honey Lavender Syrup
Place the water and dried lavender buds into a saucepan over medium-high heat on the stove. Bring the mixture to a boil for 3-4 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat.
Remove from the heat and stir in the honey. Allow the mixture to steep and cool for at least 1 hour.
Discard the lavender buds. Place the syrup into a sealable container and store it in the fridge.
What Happens When You Boil Honey?
If you are using raw honey, it should not be boiled directly. Not only will boiling honey change the color, scent, and flavor, but it also destroys the beneficial enzymes and other properties found only in raw honey. It can also make it more likely to develop bacteria or mold.
What to use Honey Lavender Syrup For
- Make a honey lavender latte
- Add it to lemonade
- Add it to iced tea
- Make a Honey Lavender Cocktail
- Pour it over pancakes like my Lavender Pancakes
- Add it to frosting or cake batter
To store honey lavender syrup, transfer it to a clean and airtight container. Store the container in the fridge. If stored properly, the syrup can last for several weeks.
Yes, you can use fresh lavender instead of dried lavender to make the syrup. Fresh lavender might have a slightly stronger flavor, so you may need to adjust the amount to your preference.
Yes, if you prefer, you can use other sweeteners like granulated sugar or agave syrup to make lavender syrup. The process will be similar, but the flavor may differ slightly from using honey.
While you can use lavender essential oil, it is more potent than using dried or fresh lavender. If you choose to use essential oil, start with just a drop or two, as a little goes a long way. Be cautious not to overpower the syrup with the strong flavor of the oil.
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Homemade Honey Lavender Syrup
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup honey
- 2 tablespoon dried lavender buds (food grade)
- Add the water and dried lavender buds to a small saucepan over med-high heat. Bring the mixture to a boil and stir for 3-4 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the honey. Allow the mixture to steep and cool for at least 1 hour.
- Use a funnel and a fine mesh strainer and pour the syrup into a glass container. Discard the lavender buds.
- The syrup will keep in the fridge for a few weeks.
Any nutrition calculations are only estimates using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.