This Lavender Simple Syrup is an easy-to-make syrup that can be used in coffee, tea, lemonade, cocktails, or even in your favorite baked goods. It’s made with a simple combination of sugar and water infused with dried lavender.
Easy Lavender Infused Simple Syrup
This Lavender Simple Syrup is the perfect recipe for spring and summer. It’s light and sweet with a touch of floral flavor thanks to the dried lavender. And it really is so simple! Just three ingredients and 10 minutes on the stove!
Add this flavor to all your favorite drinks or baked goods for a delicious flavor twist.
What is Simple Syrup Made Of?
You just need a couple of simple ingredients to put together this syrup!
- Sugar and Water: The base for every simple syrup—sugar dissolved in water!
- Lavender: We’re using dried culinary lavender to infuse the syrup with the best floral flavor.
How to Make Lavender Simple Syrup
See the recipe card below for the ingredient amounts and full instructions.
Lavender simple syrup requires next to no hands-on time to put together! Here’s a quick summary of the recipe:
- In a small saucepan, combine water, sugar, and lavender. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and cook until the sugar dissolves.
- Remove from the heat, steep for 30 minutes, then pour through a strainer. Cool, then store in the fridge.
Tips and Notes
- Strain well. For the best results, I recommend straining the syrup using a cheesecloth. This will remove all of the flecks of lavender. Otherwise, you can use a fine mesh sieve and strain multiple times to remove as much as possible. If the texture doesn’t bother you, don’t worry about straining too much.
- Serving amount: About ½ tablespoon of this syrup is equal to one pump of the syrup used at most coffee shops.
- Double or triple the recipe. This homemade simple syrup lasts for up to 2 weeks in the fridge, so if you’ll use more than the 8 servings this recipe yields, make extra!
- For a deeper flavor, swap the white sugar out for brown sugar. You can keep the ratio the same.
- Make lavender honey simple syrup. For another flavor variation, swap some or all of the granulated sugar out for honey instead.
There are tons of fun ways you can serve this lavender infused simple syrup! Here are just a few ideas:
- Add it to coffee or tea. Make a homemade lavender latte, add it to a chai latte, or stir it into your favorite tea or iced tea.
- Mix it into lemonade. Try adding it to honey lemonade or strawberry basil lemonade.
- Use it in cocktails. Add it to your favorite cocktail for a floral flavor twist.
- Add it to baked goods. Drizzle it over Hungarian pancakes, a bee sting cake, or lemon cake.
- Use it as a topping for ice cream. Stir it into vanilla ice cream or coconut sorbet.
Once the syrup is cooled, it can be stored in a sealed jar or airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
Recipe Card with Ingredient Amounts and Instructions
- 1 cup(s) granulated sugar
- 1 cup(s) water
- 3 tablespoon(s) dried culinary lavender
- Add the water, sugar, and lavender to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, and then lower the heat to medium. Stir occasionally and continue to cook until the sugar dissolves.1 cup(s) granulated sugar1 cup(s) water3 tablespoon(s) dried culinary lavender
- Remove from heat and let syrup steep in the saucepan for 30 minutes.
- Pour the syrup through a fine-mesh strainer into a glass jar or container with a sealable lid. Let the syrup cool before sealing the jar.
- See post for storage options.