With its light and lovely floral flavor, this sweet lavender syrup adds an elegant touch to cakes, cocktails, and more. Drizzle it into drinks or onto a special dessert to quickly and easily elevate a recipe.
Our lavender simple syrup is made with only three ingredients and can be easily stored for whenever you’d like a touch of that sweet, earthy flavor!
What Does Lavender Taste Like?
If you’ve never incorporated lavender into your cooking or baking, our lavender syrup recipe is a great place to start! Lavender has a lovely taste that is often described as floral, earthy, and sweet.
It’s a nice addition to your flavor repertoire and works especially well with dessert recipes (although this Lavender Pistachio Crusted Rack of Lamb is also divine!).
We like to pair this lavender syrup with our Lemon Lavender Cake, but there are many other ways to enjoy it!
A few lavender recipes we love:
Let’s Make Lavender Syrup:
Lavender’s floral flavor pairs well when it’s light and barely there, as opposed to a strong taste of lavender that can be quite intense.
The trick to using lavender (and making this lavender syrup), is to pay attention to how long the lavender buds steep in the syrup. If they steep too long, the lavender flavor will become too strong and will likely overpower your recipes.
Ingredients for lavender syrup:
This lavender syrup recipe is essentially a simple syrup infused with culinary lavender buds.
You will need:
- Culinary lavender buds (dried)
And that’s it! The ingredient list for this lavender simple syrup is, well, simple. Even better, the process is quite easy, too.
Our lavender syrup recipe:
- Bring ingredients to boil: Place the water, sugar, and lavender buds in a small saucepan, then bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to a simmer.
- Simmer the simple syrup: Continue to simmer the mixture for 3 to 5 minutes, then remove the pan from the heat.
- Let it sit: Place a lid on the pan and let the syrup sit for 10 to 15 minutes. The lavender buds infuse its flavor during this time.
- Strain and store: Pour the syrup through a fine-mesh strainer to remove the lavender buds (discard). Store the syrup in the fridge.
- Use dried lavender buds for this recipe.
- Use edible, culinary lavender. Some varieties of lavender are better suited for cosmetic uses. Another consideration is that edible lavender does not get treated with chemicals.
How to use lavender syrup
Ta-da! An easy lavender syrup recipe that you can use in so many ways! It adds a floral-y freshness that is reminiscent of summertime. And if you’re in need of some inspiration, here are a few ways to make the most of this lavender simple syrup:
- Drizzle the syrup on top of a slice of a lemon-y sweet, like this beautiful Lemon Bundt Cake.
- Pour a bit of the lavender simple syrup into a warm cup of tea or a light and refreshing cocktail for a unique and tasty beverage. Try our lavender tea!
- Serve a little lavender syrup alongside a mid-day snack like these Lemon Buttermilk Scones.
- Make this lovely Lemon Lavender Cake for a delicious combination of textures and flavors.
Notice a pattern here? Lemon and lavender are a match made in heaven and we can’t get enough of it! We know you’ll love it too. 🙂
p.s. If you love lavender as much as we do, here’s a fun post we created about the Sequim Lavender Festival, which occurs at the beginning of lavender harvest. It’s the largest lavender festival in the country and celebrates all things lavender! Check it out!
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- Fine mesh strainer
- Culinary lavender buds
- Glass bottle for storing simple syrup
SOME OTHER RECIPES WE ARE SURE YOU WILL LOVE:
- Our Creamy Whole Lemon Tart is sweet and lemon-y, with a creamy filling that sits inside a shortbread pastry shell. Each piece is like a small slice of summertime!
- Vanilla Panna Cotta with Strawberry Sauce is as classy a dessert as they come. A light and creamy vanilla custard is extra delicious with a spoonful of sweet strawberry sauce!
- Roasted Rack of Lamb with Red Wine Cherry Sauce: This is an elegant and impressive entrée that will not disappoint! Tender lamb and a luxurious red wine cherry sauce make an incredible pair.
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Lavender syrup is perfect for drizzling on cakes and in drinks. It leaves a lovely floral flavor and scent that elevates desserts and cocktails. The longer you steep the lavender buds in the syrup, the stronger the lavender flavor. Don't leave it steeping for too long or the lavender will over-power your recipes.
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 3 tablespoons dried culinary lavender buds
- Place the sugar, water, and lavender buds in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat then reduce the heat to a simmer. Stir once or twice to distribute the heat evenly then stop stirring. Simmer for 3 to 5 minutes then remove the pan from the heat.
- Place a lid on the pot and let the syrup sit for 10 to 15 minutes to infuse the lavender flavor.
- Pour the syrup through a fine-mesh strainer and toss the lavender buds out.
- Store the lavender syrup in the fridge.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1 tablespoon
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 49Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 0gSugar: 12gProtein: 0g
Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third-party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.
Monday 27th of September 2021
Hi! Should I stir the sugar, water and lavender when placed in the small sauce pan or should I not touch them? Thanks!
Monday 27th of September 2021
You can stir it once or twice to make sure the heat is distributed evenly but you don't want to stir it too much or it can create sugar crystals. Thanks for the question, I will clarify it in the recipe card.
Saturday 24th of April 2021
I love lavender, but have never tried making syrup with them. Definitely something I must try. angiesrecipes http://angiesrecipes.blogspot.com
Saturday 24th of April 2021
It is perfect for drinks, hope you enjoy it