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This liquid lavender sweetener is a lovely sweetener that make Italian soda or milk steamers fresh and floral. It is fantastic for adding to layers of a cake for extra flavor and texture as well.

Lavender Simple Syrup in a glass jar

I love using lavender like I use our rose simple syrup. I enjoyed the best steamer in Portland at Kyra’s Bakeshop years ago. It was just slightly scented with lavender and had the smooth touch of creamy milk.

After that, I started seeking out lavender drinks, desserts and basically anything I could find. I realized that with a base like this, you can add it’s flavor to so many things. Here are some of my favorite things to add it to…

I also love adding a splash to our blackberry lemonade or Valentines mocktails to take it to another level.

Using it in our non-alcoholic gin and tonic or non-alcoholic mimosa mocktail gives it a feminine touch that really makes a great mothers day or special girls night drink.

Water added to sugar in a pot

What you need to make it…

With just few things and a couple of minutes, you can make this floral sweetener.

We use the following ingredients…

  • Water
  • Sugar
  • Dried edible lavender buds

Yep, that’s it! It’s really more simple than you think. The water and sugar should always be equal parts.

How to make it

  • Add 1/2 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar to a pan and whisk well
  • Add 1 tsp of dried, edible lavender buds

Pro Tip: Make sure the lavender is food grade and edible.

Lavender Simple Syrup being poured into a strainer
  • Bring to a boil whisking occasionally then remove from heat and let steep for 45 minutes
  • Pour syrup through a fine mesh strainer into a glass bottle
Lavender Simple Syrup in a strainer

What’s the best way to use it?

As I mentioned, I love using it in so many different ways. From making a soft and subtle lavender steamer to a classic lavender Italian soda, this syrup works amazing in so many drinks. 

It is also a fantastic ingredient for making lavender cakes and cupcakes more moist. Simply brush on baked cake layers or cupcakes before icing. You will love the added flavor and texture!

Lavender Simple Syrup being poured into a glass jar

How do you store it?

It can be stored at room temperature or in the refrigerator, whichever you prefer. You can use a glass or plastic container just be sure the simple syrup is cooled before pouring in if you are going to use plastic. 

You can keep simple syrup for 1-2 weeks at room temperature or about 1 month in the refrigerator. Once it starts to get cloudy, discolored or moldy, it is no longer good.

Lavender Simple Syrup in a glass jar

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Lavender Simple Syrup

Lavender simple syrup is a lovely sweetener that make Italian soda or milk steamers fresh and floral. It is fantastic for adding to layers of a cake for extra flavor and texture.
Course Mocktails
Cuisine American
Keyword lavender, simple, syrup
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 9 minutes
45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 16 Tbls
Calories 49kcal
Cost $1

Ingredients

  • 1 C water
  • 1 C sugar
  • 1 tsp dried food grade lavender buds

Instructions

  • Add 1/2 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar to a pan and whisk well
  • Add 1 T of dried, edible lavender buds  
  • Bring to a boil whisking occasionally then remove from heat and let steep for 45 minutes
  • Pour syrup through a fine mesh strainer into a glass bottle

Notes

Pro Tip: Make sure the lavender is edible. I highly recommend organic if possible.

Nutrition

Serving: 1tbls | Calories: 49kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 1mg | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg

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