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.
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…
- Hot chocolate
- Lavender lemonade
- Cakes and cupcakes
- Jams and jellies
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…
- 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.
- 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
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!
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.
More Simple Syrups
- Raspberry Simple Syrup
- Blueberry Simple Syrup
- Blackberry Simple Syrup
- Strawberry Simple Syrup
- Peach Simple Syrup
- Brown Sugar Simple Syrup
- Orange Simple Syrup
- Rosemary Simple Syrup
- Jalapeno Simple Syrup
Lavender Simple Syrup
- 1 C water
- 1 C sugar
- 1 tsp dried food grade lavender buds
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
Lavender Simple Syrup was first posted on April 2, 2021 at 3:53 am.
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