Lavender honey is a great way to add a pop of floral fragrance and taste to your food. Sweet, herbal, and amazingly aromatic, one taste and you’ll be back for more! It’s great for drizzling on pastries, scones, and ice cream, plus it makes a wonderful addition to tea and lemonade.
Making lavender honey is incredibly easy. In fact, it’s so simple I feel kind of silly calling this a “recipe”, but sometimes the simple things in life are the best. Honey, dried lavender, and a mason jar are all you need. That’s it!
Honey is one of my favorite ingredients, I just love it’s mild sweetness that lends itself to a variety of dishes. When it comes to choosing a honey, I suggest finding one that is locally sourced. I buy mine at the farmer’s market from Mr. B’s Apiary, a bee keeper right here in Anne Arundel County. Although I usually prefer raw honey due to it’s numerous health benefits, for this recipe you will need regular honey because it’s liquid form will better absorb the lavender flavor.
Below you will find the easy, step by step directions so you can make your very own lavender honey. I hope you will give this a try today because I have a few tasty things coming to the blog soon featuring this sweet treat! Enjoy!
- 1 cup honey (high quality local honey if available)
- 1 TBS dried lavender
- Begin by adding the dried lavender to a sterilized mason jar.Gently muddle the lavender pods until they are somewhat broken down and the lavender is very fragrant.
- Pour ¼ of the honey into the mason jar and stir to combine the lavender and honey.
- Then, add the remainder of the honey to the jar and carefully combine with the lavender mixture.
- I like to let mine sit in a cool dark place (like a cabinet) for at least a week, but 10 or more days is an ideal amount of time to extract as much of the floral lavender flavor as possible.
- If the lavender pods settle to the bottom, give the jar a turn so that they move around and re-position within the honey.
- When you’re ready to serve, you can pour the honey through a fine mesh strainer to remove all of the lavender pieces. Don’t worry if a few pieces escape the strainer, the lavender pods actually have a nice flavor to them! Enjoy!