Turn your kitchen into a blossoming field of flowers with this recipe for Lavender Sugar! Learn how to make this exquisitely elegant finishing touch for baked goods, drinks, and even gift-giving!
Some say that lavender is the ultimate aromatic. Its welcoming floral fragrance is a cure-all for everything from stress to loss of sleep and beyond. That is why I love to grow and use lavender wherever I can!
If you love this astonishing herb as much as I do, then you will love this sweet recipe for Lavender Sugar! You will fall for this flowery recipe because:
- It is so easy to make. It only takes a couple of steps!
- Lavender sugar is perfect for baking!
- The sweet floral flavor of lavender is an incredible mood booster!
- This treat is so versatile that it can be used for cakes, cookies, decorating, and drink making.
- With the right packaging, this treat makes the ideal party favor or stocking stuffer!
Dried Lavender: Lavender is an exceptional flowering herb with loads of benefits; that’s why I grow bundles of it every year! If you want a great way to use your own lavender harvest, look no further. This recipe makes excellent use of this fragrant flavor by pairing it with sugary sweetness.
Buy dried culinary lavender from the store or dry homegrown flowers for this recipe. To dry the flowers, hang them upside down in a dry, dark area until they are dry and brittle. You can use any extra lavender after this recipe to sachets for aromatherapy.
Granulated Sugar: Highlighting the flowery notes of lavender with sugar gives this decorative topping flavor and flair! This recipe is great when made with white sugar because it has less stickiness than brown sugar.
See the recipe card for quantities.
Step One: Layer the lavender and sugar.
Step Two: Allow to infuse for several weeks.
Use fresh, home-dried, or store-bought lavender for this easy recipe. The sugar can also be replaced with granulated monk fruit or stevia.
- Fresh Floral: Celebrate all the sweet flavors in your garden by trading lavender for another edible flower, like roses, lilacs, or violets.
- Smooth Vanilla: If you love the silky woodiness of vanilla, try this easy Homemade Vanilla Sugar.
- Measuring Cup: A simple measuring cup and maybe a funnel are all you will need for this prep.
- Mason Jar: You can also use small bottles, jars, or vials to give the treat a festive look for gifting.
💭 Top tips
If you are using fresh lavender and do not want to take the time to dry it the long way, rub the lavender buds off and let them dry for a few hours.
If you find yourself leftover with dried lavender, you can use it to make lavender frosting, simple syrup, or extract. And I am working on a recipe for lavender sugar cookies.
To bring out the best and most intense flavor, the sugar should be allowed to infuse for two to three weeks.
Drying the fresh lavender takes about one to two hours, so plan accordingly.
There is so much you can do with lavender sugar! Once fully infused, the sugar can be used as a dusting sugar, recipe mix-in, or as a sweetener for coffee and tea.
Other Recipes for You to Try
- Lavender Spritz
- Lavender Daiquiri
- Lavender Spritz with Prosecco
- Lavender Extract
- Lavender Lemon Muffins (coming soon)
Ginand Tonic (coming soon)
- Lavender Lemon Muffins (coming soon)
- Lavender Cookies (coming soon)
- Lavender Liqueur (coming soon)
☕️ Coffee Recipes with Lavender
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Homemade Lavender Sugar
- Measuring cup
- Mason Jar or small jars/bottles if you wanna give it as a gift
- 1.7 oz Dried lavender
- 1,7 oz Granulated sugar
- Rub the lavender flowers and let them dry for a few hours. (You can also use already dried lavender flowers if you do not have fresh lavender available).
- Layer 1.7 oz Dried lavender and 1,7 oz Granulated sugar in small jars and then seal well.1.7 oz Dried lavender, 1,7 oz Granulated sugar
- Leave to infuse for a few weeks so that the sugar can take on the aroma of the lavender.
Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.
⛑️ Food Safety
- Cook to a minimum temperature of 165 °F (74 °C)
- Do not use the same utensils on cooked food, that previously touched raw meat
- Wash hands after touching raw meat
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Use oils with high smoking point to avoid harmful compounds
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove
For further information, check Safe Food Handling - FDA.