How to Make Honey Lavender Syrup

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!

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Ingredients Needed for Honey Lavender Syrup

  • Honey (fresh is best)
  • Dried Culinary Lavender Buds (food grade)
  • 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 Amazon. 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.

lavender bunches for drying

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. 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

  1. Place the water and dried lavender buds into a saucepan over med-high heat on the stove.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil for 3-4 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat.
  3. Sitr in the honey and allow the mixture to steep and cool for at least 1 hour.
  4. Use a funnel and a fine mesh strainer to remove the buds from the syrup. Discard the lavender buds. Place the syrup into a sealable container and store in the fridge.
honey lavender syrup in a bottle with dried lavender buds in a vase

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, 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

  • Honey Lavender Latte
  • Add it to lemonade
  • Add it to iced tea
  • Make a Honey Lavender Cocktail
  • Pour it over pancakes
  • Add it to frosting or cake batter
honey lavender latter in a mug with fresh lavender buds
Honey Lavender Latte
honey lavender syrup in a bottle with dried lavender buds in a vase

Homemade Honey Lavender Syrup

A homemade honey lavender syrup you can use for pancakes, lattes, and more!
5 from 8 votes
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Cook Time: 10 minutes
Cool/Steep Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 64kcal
Author: EmilyFabulous

Equipment

  • saucepan
  • funnel
  • fine-mesh strainer
  • bottle or container that seals

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoon dried lavender buds (food grade)

Instructions

  • 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. Stir in the honey and allow the mixture to steep and cool for at least 1 hour.
    lavender buds steeping in honey and water after boiling
  • Use a funnel and a fine mesh strainer and pour the syrup into a glass container. Discard the lavender buds.
    funnel and strainer for honey lavender syrup
  • The syrup will keep in the fridge for a few weeks.
    honey lavender syrup in a bottle with dried lavender buds in a vase

Nutrition

Serving: 2tbsp | Calories: 64kcal | Carbohydrates: 17.5g | Protein: 0.1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 11mg | Sugar: 17.4g | Calcium: 2mg

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

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