Last year, my husband and I went to the local festival and found one of the vendors that had a lot of candies including caramels. One lady handed me a sample of a small caramel, I ate it. Whooo…I was like, “What was that?” It was incredibly delicious! I asked her about this, while my husband interpreted for me using his voice, she told me that it was lavender vanilla caramel. I was puzzled about how to make lavender vanilla caramel with the flowers or just the petals? It did not matter at all. So, I saw one of the lavender desserts from the Pinterest and figured out the “lavender sugar” in the recipe list. I told myself, how could I make lavender sugar? I typed in the Google search bar, “Lavender Sugar.” I found one recipe for lavender sugar but the measurements were way too much for what I needed. I reminded myself that I could not use lavender sugar for health reasons, or at least until my pre-diabetes goes away. Let’s make lavender sugar!
Homemade Lavender Sugar
What You Need:
1 tablespoon dried lavender buds (Culinary)
1 cup organic granulated sugar
1 glass frappuccino bottle
Combine dried lavender buds and organic sugar in the food processor (Unfortunately, I do not have a food processor; I use a food chopper.)
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… Pour them in a small milk bottle like an old frappuccino bottle …
…Let lavender sugar sit and it needs to be sealed for a week in a cool place …
After one week, you can use lavender sugar for tea, coffee, or other desserts. I think that you will like this. Enjoy this!
** UPDATED: 6/9/2016 ** Please aware of that the lavender buds are not from the plants. Dried lavender buds are available in the grocery store or whole food market. Otherwise, you can place order dried lavender buds.
Robin Masshole Mommy
That sounds awesome. I can’t wait to try this in my tea.
WOw this sounds wonderful. I must try it.
Marlynn @ UrbanBlissLife
I love this! I think I would sprinkle a little bit of it in some ice cold lemonade on a hot summer day.
Thats so amazing!!!! I’m going to ask my mom if we can try and make this.
I never thought you could have scented sugar before. How ingenious
I love lavender in many things- I will definitely have to try this soon! Maybe in a cupcake.
My neighbor has lavender plants. I need to ask her for some sprigs so I can make this.
Joyce Cortes Mackenroth
Don’t get the lavender plants. You need to buy dried lavender buds (culinary) from health food store or whole food market.
I have done this and super delicious
It almost looks too pretty to eat!
You would love the lavender festival in Squim, Washington. Lavender everything! Ice cream, candy, marinades.
Amanda | Maple Alps
Wow! I’ve never heard of this before! This is amazing! I will need to be trying this for sure.
Michelle Gwynn Jones
Don’t you just love lavender? And it has such a subtle taste.
I can just imagine how nice this smells.
Thanks for the recipe
Love this. We are working on growing a lavender field at our farm. I’m so keeping this recipe to try. Thank you.
I love the smell of lavander. This is a great idea
This looks so pretty. I bet it tastes divine in tea. I must try this asap!
What a lovely idea! And lavender is known to aid in sleep or stress, so this is perfect for those stressful days when all you want to do is relax! Thanks for the detailed instructions!
I never heard about consuming lavender. This is a nice idea, I usually used cinnamon sugar on my coffee.
I will try this, I have some dried lavender and I think this is a great substitute for other sweetener.
One of our local restaurants makes a chocolate lavender syrup for waffles. I had never thought about how it was made or making it for myself at home. It looks like I have a new project. I can think of so many ways you could incorporate this into recipes, but why do I keep thinking chocolate 🙂 Yum! Thanks for experimenting and sharing.
I like the sound of this! It would make for some awesome sugar scrubs or to add to some desserts! Oh the ideas are flowing. Now to just remember them 🙂
Lavender is a good choice, I tried Lavender tea before and it is really soothing. It makes me feel relaxed.
Yum, this sounds great! I’d never even heard of it before, so thanks for opening up my eyes. 😀
Ana De- Jesus
I have never heard of Lavender sugar, does it taste the same as it smells?
Joyce Cortes Mackenroth
Yes, it smells like lavender. 🙂
I had no idea that you could use lavender in food. I am going to try this sugar.
Awesome way to save some money at home!