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As you probably know, we've been releasing a series of homemade syrups that are both versatile and delicious! So far, we've made these syrups: vanilla bean, cardamom, elderberry, and rose! Click on each one to view the recipe.
We love showing you how to make healthier alternatives to store-bought favorites. Unfortunately, many store-bought syrups are chalked full of icky chemicals. We're here to show how easy and affordable it is to make your own syrups at home!
Today, our featured syrup flavor is *drum roll*... LAVENDER! Yay! A centuries-old beloved flavor, and a flavor that goes well in coffee, tea, baked goods, and so much more! Okay, let's dive into the recipe from our very own Chelsea (Founder & CEO)!
- 2 cups of sugar (organic cane or refined. Read below for more info!)
- 2 cups of distilled water
- 1 cup of dried organic lavender.
- Directions: Bring water and sugar to a simmer.
- Add in flowers once sugar is dissolved.
- Simmer on low for ten mins stirring periodically.
- Turn the heat off and once it cools completely, strain flowers as shown in the video and store in a glass container.
Yes, it's that simple! Check out the video below to see the recipe in action!
Q. How long is the shelf life?
A. I have only used distilled and it can easily last for a full 7-10 days outside of the fridge. We usually use it up before then. Tap is fine but shelf life won't be very long if not kept in the fridge.
Q. How much should I use at a time?
A. I like 1 tbsp. per 12 ounces! This is delicious in coffee, lattes, as a steamer with some milk for a relaxing milk tea, or in some water for lavender tea.
Q. What color is the syrup?
A. I use organic cane sugar which makes the syrup more on the brown side which doesn't bother us. If you use white and refined, the syrup may be a bit purple.
Q. How strong is the lavender flavor in this syrup?
A. It's probably similar strength in flavor to conventional store-bought syrup. However, If you want a stronger lavender flavor, substitute 1/2 - 1 cup of the water for lavender hydrosol. Make sure it's the kind you can drink - not lavender water that has tons of fragrance and preservatives in it!
Here to help,
Brier C. & Chelsea H. (Founder & CEO)