Make your own Homemade Lavender Simple Syrup that you can use in coffee, tea, desserts, cocktails, and more! With just 3 ingredients, you can have this delicious and floral treat ready in no time!
Lavender simple syrup is easy to make and adds such a unique and lovely flavor to so many things. This is a basic simple syrup recipe with added lavender flavor from dried lavender buds. Once you make this recipe, you will be looking for anything and everything to use this syrup in!
How to Make Lavender Simple Syrup
- Add an equal amount of water and sugar (you can use less sugar if you don’t want your syrup to be too sweet) and dried lavender buds to a small saucepan over med-high heat. Once boiling, lower the heat and allow the mixture to simmer for 2-3 minutes.
- Remove the syrup from the heat and steep/cool for about an hour. Once the syrup has cooled and you have allowed the lavender to infuse it, strain out the lavender buds using a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth.
- You can add purple coloring if you want to or leave it as is. Place the syrup in a glass bottle or jar that seals.
Is All Lavender Edible?
All lavender is edible, however, all lavender is not the same. There are over 45 different species with over 450 varieties of lavender out there! I recommend culinary lavender (usually English lavender) because it has the best taste and is sweeter than other lavender varieties which can be bitter.
Most of the dried lavender for cooking you find in-store and online are for culinary purposes, but double-check the description or ask if you are not sure. You can find culinary lavender at most local grocery stores in the bulk section and on Amazon.
You can also grow culinary lavender. I have a culinary lavender bush in my garden that I purchased at my local nursery!
What to Use Lavender Syrup For
- In coffee, tea, or lemonade. Lavender syrup makes the best lattes and iced tea!
- Lavender Cocktails. Try one of my favorites like the Lavender Pisco Sour!
- Put it on top of pancakes, ice cream, or desserts.
- Give it as a gift!
How Long Will Lavender Syrup Last?
Lavender syrup should last 3-4 weeks when stored in the fridge in a sealed container. I use flip-top glass bottles for my homemade syrups and they work great. You can find them at most craft stores and beer making supply stores or online.
More Lavender Recipes
- Lavender Madeleines
- Apple Lavender Galette Recipe
- Lavender Pancakes with Lavender Honey
- Lemon Lavender Bread Recipe
- Lemon Lavender Cupcakes
Lavender Simple Syrup
- measuring cup
- mesh strainer or cheesecloth
- glass bottle/jar that seals
- ¼ cup dried lavender buds
- 2 cups water
- 2 cup sugar
- purple food coloring (or red & blue) optional
- Place the water, sugar and lavender buds into a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer for 2-3 minutes and then remove from heat. Allow the mixture to steep in the pan until it is completely cool, about 1 hour.
- Strain the lavender buds from the liquid. Discard the buds. I use my small mesh strainer over a funnel so I don't spill any of the delicious syrup!
- You can now add food coloring if you would like to. I suggest coloring the syrup if you are using it for decoration or giving it away as a gift. Otherwise, your syrup will be a light golden color. You can store the lavender syrup in a sealed container in the fridge for 3-4 weeks.
Any nutrition calculations are only estimates using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.
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LaRue VanderSluis says
The picture shows lavender twigs floating in bottle. How long is it good for?
Hi, the picture is just for a pretty lavender picture. The lavender buds are strained out during the process. The syrup should last 3-4 weeks sealed in the fridge.
I remember eating so much lavender ice cream when I was in France, this syrup makes for a great topping on all things sweet 🙂
Oh yes, hopefully, it will bring back memories!
This syrup looks great! Will be perfect to add to lemonade in the summer.
Yes, it's the best in lemonade!
Sara Welch says
Such a fun and tasty recipe that is so versatile to boot! Looking forward to having this on hand, indeed!
Thank you, Sara!
Chrissie Baker says
This sounds wonderful. I’ve never had lavender simple syrup but I definitely want to try it
You are going to love this syrup, I promise 😁.
Add this to my tea and OMG what a game changer. Delicious!! Thank you!
You are so welcome! 😊
What a lovely colour! Love the smell of lavender, can't wait to give this a try!
Lavender is one of the best smells ever!!
This is so cool! Love lavender. I had never thought of stepping into a simple syrup!
It is pretty cool 😎, I think you will really enjoy it!
So many varieties! Two years ago I thought of getting rid of mine because it attracts too many bees, then I changed my mind and let the bees be, but now I'm thinking to use the lavender in the kitchen:))
I'm so glad you decided to keep your lavender, the bees need it and we need the bees! You will love using lavender in the kitchen and the are so many other ways to enjoy this beautiful and fragrant flower. Enjoy!
Interesting use of Lavander and I didnt there are 450 varieties of it. Thanks for sharing this 🙂
Edible flowers are so fascinating to me, and lavender is definitely my favorite! I hope you try it out.
This is a great idea! I didn’t know that you can make lavender syrup. I love lavender so I will definitely make this.
Thanks for the tutorial!
If you love lavender you definitely need to make this. Enjoy!
Cindy Mom the Lunch Lady says
I am so making this , this summer to make fancy lemonades and iced teas! Thank you for sharing the tutorial!
You are welcome and I love that you called it " fancy", that's exactly how it makes you feel!😁
YUM! I bet lavender syrup would be fantastic on a stack of pancakes. Thanks for the recipe.
I can confirm that this syrup is amazing on pancakes, LOL! Enjoy!
I love the idea of adding some lavender simple syrup to my morning latte - YUM!
It's one of my favorite uses as well, so good!!
OMG a lavender ice cream sounds so amazing right now.