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Lavender Simple Syrup – Three Ingredient Recipe

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This aromatic Lavender Simple Syrup pairs great with coffee, tea, or cocktails. With only three ingredients, this recipe is super simple to make. 

Lavender simple syrup of a wooden board with dried lavender

I was inspired to create this recipe by my love for lavender lattes, whenever I see one on a coffee shop menu, I always order it! I wanted to take my love for it and make a healthier version to make at home using only dried lavender, honey, and water. 

There are many lavender syrups on the market, however many of them are full of not-so-great ingredients or do not even contain real lavender in them! It is worth it to make it at home to not only get the lavender flavor but also the benefits of lavender! 

This is why it’s so important to learn how to read labels and learn what ingredients are overly processed! To dig deeper, check out my Guide to Clean Eating

Jar of Lavender Simple Syrup with honey stick

Health Benefits of Lavender 

Many people know lavender for its relaxing effects. It is one of the most popular scents for candles or self-care items such as bath salts. But, lavender doesn’t stop there! It actually has many health benefits, making it one of my favorite medicinal herbs! Lavender has been shown to relieve anxiety and depression, aid in sleep, and help with ailments such as headaches. It can be therapeutic as an essential oil through aromatherapy or consumed in a tea. Lavender is one of my favorite flowers in my garden. It brings a beautiful pop of color, and an amazing scent, and is loved by bees! 

Tools to make the Lavender Simple Syrup 

The main tool you will need is a fine mesh strainer to remove the dried lavender after steeping. This strainer is 9” and you can use it for multiple uses! (I love to use this size for rinsing my rice!) 

Or, this strainer is the perfect size for using for cocktails or a cup of tea (and what I used for this recipe) 

Bag of dried lavender

Ingredients to make Lavender Simple Syrup

Dried Lavender it is important to use culinary, or food-grade lavender for this recipe. I also recommend using organic to reduce your exposure to chemicals or pesticides. I used this brand that I purchased off Amazon. It’s a large bag so you can get many uses and it’s third-party tested for chemicals. 

Honey – I love using honey instead of white sugar because it is a natural sweetener and is anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antibacterial.

Water- Filtered water  

Instructions on how to make:

For the first step, you are essentially making a very strong lavender tea. 

Overhead view of lavender steeping

Add water to a pot and heat until it is almost at a simmer. Add in dried lavender and cover with a tight-fitting lid. Covering while steeping is important to not lose any of the aromatic compounds. 

Lavender steeping in water in a glass container

Steep for 5-10 minutes. While testing this recipe I tried longer steeping times, but found that if you steep too long the tea will taste bitter. 

Lavender being strained out of tea with a small strainer and jar

After 5-10 minutes, pour through a fine mesh strainer into a cup or jar. Use a spatula to gently push down on the lavender to release all of the liquid. 

Honey melting into lavender tea

Add the tea back to the pot and add in honey. Gently heat until honey has dissolved and it is fully incorporated. 

freshly made lavender simple syrup in mason jar

Pour into a jar for storage and keep in the fridge for future use. The simple syrup can last in the fridge for up to one month. This recipe will fit perfectly in a half-pint mason jar!

Uses for Lavender Simple Syrup

My favorite way to use this Lavender Simple Syrup is in a Lavender Latte, but it is wonderful in your favorite tea, added to lemonade, or in a cocktail or mocktail. Use it just as you would any other sweetener and have fun with it! 

Lavender Latte next to lavender simple syrup
Lavender simple syrup of a wooden board with dried lavender

Lavender Simple Syrup

Yield: 16 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This aromatic Lavender Simple Syrup pairs great with coffee, tea, or cocktails. With only three ingredients, this recipe is super simple to make. 

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup dried lavender
  • 1/2 cup filtered water
  • 1/2 cup honey

Instructions

1. Add water to a pot and heat until it is almost at a simmer

2. Remove the pot from the heat and add in dried lavender. Place a tight-fitting lid on top.

3. Steep for 5-10 minutes

4. Place a fine mesh strainer over a cup or jar and then pour liquid through the strainer. Use a spatula and gently push down on the lavender to remove all of the liquid.

5. Add the liquid back to the pot and add in the honey. Gently heat until the honey has completely melted and it is fully combined.

6. Pour into a jar for storage and keep in the fridge with a tight-fitting lid. The syrup stays good for about 1 month.

7. Use 1/2-1 tablespoon of syrup to sweeten your favorite drinks. 

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 33Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 9gProtein: 0g

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