Easy Lavender Simple Syrup

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Make your drink a little sweeter with lavender flavored simple syrup. So easy to make at home with just 3 ingredients in less than 15 minutes from start to finish!

Lavender simple syrup in a glass bottle.

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Lavender Simple Syrup

Lavender simple syrup is liquid sugar flavored with lavender. Simple syrup is sugar that has been dissolved in water.

Perfect for sweetening and flavoring hot and cold drinks, the syrup mixes in well, unlike sugar that’ll sink to the bottom of the cup.

Make lavender tea lattes and lavender iced tea using this simple syrup. Or just add it to lavender tea for an extra touch of sweetness and lavender flavor.

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Recipe Highlights

  • Homemade lavender syrup is super easy to make at home. Use it to sweeten and flavor drinks.
  • Lavender simple syrup (liquid sweetener) is made with three ingredients: sugar, water, and food-grade dried lavender.
  • The recipe makes a cup of lavender syrup. It’ll last 2 weeks in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

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Ingredient Notes

Lavender simple syrup ingredients.
  • Dried lavender: Look for dried lavender flowers or buds that are food-grade. Never use dried lavender from flower shops since they’re loaded with pesticides.
  • Sugar: Use regular white sugar to get a little bit of a purple color in your simple syrup. You can also use brown sugar but that’ll change the color of the syrup to brown.
  • Water: Always use filtered water whenever possible. It’ll give you a better tasting syrup.

For full ingredients and detailed instructions, please see the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Lavender simple syrup ingredients in a saucepan.

Step 1: Put all ingredients in a saucepan and simmer. Stir to completely dissolve sugar.

Take off heat and steep.

Pouring lavender simple syrup ingredients into a bottle.

Step 2: Place a mesh strainer on top of a funnel and pour lavender syrup into an airtight container.

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Expert Tips

  • The more purple the lavender, the more purple in the simple syrup. Some syrups may have more of a beige color than purple but that’s perfectly normal.
  • The recipe makes a cup of lavender syrup, which is 16 tablespoons. Use 1-2 tablespoons for each cup of tea.
  • Add lavender syrup to sparkling water to make lavender flavored soda or pour syrup in steamed or warm milk to make an instant lavender tea latte.

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Questions You May Have

Why is my lavender syrup beige?

The color of the lavender syrup depends on the color of the lavender flowers. The deeper purple the flowers, the more purple will come out in the syrup. If the lavender is mostly buds and not flowers, the syrup will have a more beige color.

What can I use to strain the lavender?

Use a mesh strainer to filter out the lavender flowers and buds.

Can I make a drink for kids using this syrup?

Yes! Add 1-2 tablespoons of syrup to warm milk to make a lavender steamer.

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4.75 from 51 votes

Easy Lavender Syrup

By: Jee Choe
Make your drink sweet and floral with lavender flavored simple syrup.
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients 

  • ¾ cup water
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons dried lavender, (food-grade only)

Instructions 

  • Put all ingredients in a saucepan and simmer.
    Stir to make sure sugar dissolves completely.
  • Take off heat and steep for 10 minutes.
  • Strain and pour syrup into an airtight container.
    Use a mesh strainer to separate the lavender flowers and buds from the syrup. The syrup will keep for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.

Notes

  • Recipe makes 1 cup (16 tablespoons) of lavender syrup.
  • Use 1-2 tablespoons of syrup for each cup.
  • The more purple the lavender, the more purple in the simple syrup. Some syrups may have more of a beige color than purple but that’s perfectly normal.
  • Never use dried lavender from flower shops since they’re loaded with pesticides.
  • Use regular white sugar to get a little bit of a purple color in your simple syrup. You can also use brown sugar but that’ll change the color of the syrup to brown.

Nutrition

Calories: 75Carbohydrates: 19gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSodium: 1mgSugar: 19gVitamin A: 17IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 12mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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6 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Thank you for sharing. My Aunt gifted me some fresh dried Lavender… your recipe helped me to put my gift to use,

  2. 5 stars
    You left out one of my favorites, lavender lemonade!
    Also, if you have access to fresh lavender flowers, the color will be much more vivid. Just make sure they’re grown without pesticides.

  3. 5 stars
    Delicious and perfect for London Fog! Agree it’s super easy to make. Thank you for sharing! ☕️