|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 25g||9%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||0%|
|Total Sugars 25g|
|Vitamin C 0mg||1%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Making your own lavender sugar is so easy, you might find you always want to keep a jar of it at hand. It can be added to beverages (try it in lemonade or tea) and baked goods, as well as whipped cream and butter. This homemade sugar blend is made from just two ingredients: granulated sugar and dried culinary lavender. It takes just a few minutes to prepare, and you'll be rewarded with a wonderfully scented sugar with a light lavender flavor.
This recipe can be easily scaled up or down. If you make a large quantity, it's easiest to do in smaller batches in the food processor.
1 tablespoon culinary dried lavender
2 cups sugar, divided
Gather the ingredients.
Place the dried lavender in the bowl of a food processor and blend it for 10 to 15 seconds to chop it into small pieces.
Add 1 cup of the granulated sugar to the processor and blend well, for 15 to 20 seconds, until the lavender is finely ground and mixed with the sugar.
Whisk the lavender sugar together with the remaining cup of sugar until the lavender is well dispersed.
How to Store
Store lavender sugar in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 6 months.
How to Use
There are a variety of ways to use lavender sugar:
- Stir it into lemonade.
- Use as a sweetener for iced or hot tea.
- Add to whipped cream.
- Mix into cupcake batter.
- Flavor a cocktail by either turning the lavender sugar into a simple syrup or lining the rim of the glass with the flavored sugar.
- Make lavender ice cream.
- Blend into softened butter along with other herbs like thyme and basil.
- Sprinkle on top of sugar cookies or scones.
- Add to homemade jam or jelly.
- Garnish homemade candies. (The sugar can be used in candy recipes where the sugar isn't boiled, but it is not recommended in a recipe that calls for boiling a sugar syrup since the lavender bits in the sugar might cause the sugar to crystallize.)
- Sprinkle over fresh fruit such as blueberries, strawberries, oranges, and pears.
What Is Culinary Lavender?
There are many different varieties of lavender, and some are used especially for cooking because of their sweet fragrance. Two popular varieties are Munstead and Hidcote, which are from the English lavender species Lavandula angustifolia. No matter the variety, a little lavender goes a long way; in fact, when too much is used in a recipe it can not only overwhelm the dish but also create a soapy taste.