It seems lavender is being used in everything these days, and we are ALL FOR IT. Lavender is my favorite everything - coffee flavoring, matcha flavoring, essential oil, everything! I'd never made my own infused simple syrup before, but wanted to start making lavender flavored mocktails, so voila! Simple syrup itself is incredibly easy to make with just two ingredients: sugar and water. We're definitely going to try making this with maple syrup instead of granulated sugar soon!
There's so much you can do with this lavender simple syrup, flavoring unsweetened nut milks, baked goods, coffee, cocktails & mocktails, matcha, ice cream, whipped cream, frosting, tea, the possibilities are endless - and delicious. You could even try coloring the syrup with blue spirulina powder and pink beet root powder!
- 1 cup spring or filtered water
- 1 cup organic sugar
- 4 tbsp culinary lavender flower buds (we ordered this bag of organic lavender)
- Combine all ingredients in saucepan and bring to a simmer (until the sugar is dissolved).
- Cover and remove heat, steep for at least 20 minutes. (We steeped for about 25 mins and our simple syrup is strong, but we like it that way.)
- Strain out the lavender and pour into a glass jar. You can find glass simple syrup jars at Amazon, HomeGoods, probably the dollar store, etc.
Store at room temperature for a week or refrigerated for a month.