This easy Lavender Sugar recipe is great for adding extra flavor to drinks and baked goods. If you love the smell of lavender, you’ll love adding this lavender-infused flavored sugar to recipes and cocktails!
Lavender sugar. You need to make this.
But only if you like lavender. If you don’t, you will hate this. And I don’t want you to make things you hate.
Why You’ll Love It
I’m obsessed with lavender. I love the smell but I also love that you can use edible lavender to scent and infuse flavor into just about anything.
When the weather starts to turn colder, I love to use flavored sugars in my coffee. So I decided to make my own instead of buying it at the spice shop.
This lavender sugar recipe is super easy and your house will smell amazing.
It also would make a great holiday gift idea. Just add a little tag with some suggestions for uses and you’ve got yourself the easiest homemade gift ever.
If you like the lavender flavor without the sweetness? You can make Lavender Tea. I use it to flavor coffee, tea and cocktails!
This little box of lavender has about 2 tablespoon in it. And you only need 1 tablespoon for this recipe so maybe use the rest to make some lavender lemonade!
It’s also perfect for a Cinnamon Sugar Toast Buffet.
If you really like lavender, I suggested buying more so you have it on hand.
Always look for food-grade lavender and buy from a brand you trust.
I usually hate my tiny food processor but it worked perfectly for this recipe.
Add the lavender and give it a whir to break it down. Oh the smells that will waft through your kitchen!
It’s calming and wonderful!
Next add 1 cup of sugar to the lavender and chop it up again.
Then put the mixture in a medium-sized bowl and use a whisk to make sure it’s mixed well. This just makes sure there are no clumps. I’m not sure that the lavender will settle, but you may want to mix it up before each use.
Have I mentioned this smells really great? Because it does. It will take all your strength but you should probably refrain from burying your face in the bowl.
How To Use Lavender Sugar
Lavender sugar can be used in a bunch of different ways. Anywhere you could use sugar, you can use this version instead.
- Sweeten drinks (cocktails and mocktails)
- Add it to your morning coffee
- Use it to rim your cocktail glass (dipping the glass in simple syrup or honey then into the sugar poured out on a plate)
- Use it in your baked goods or glazes
- Rub it on meat (pork chops) before grilling
Frequently Asked Questions
Make sure to use a clean and dry glass jar with an air-tight lid and your sugar should last for about 6 months. But I’m guessing it will go long before then!
Yes! Any other dried herbs or edible flowers would work well in place of the lavender.
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Lavender Sugar Recipe
- 1 tablespoon edible lavender dried
- 2 cups sugar
- Add lavender to a small food processor, grind for 10 – 15 seconds.
- Add 1 cup of sugar to the food processor, grind with lavender for 10 – 15 seconds.
- Pour contents from food processor to a bowl.
- Add remaining cup of sugar and whisk with lavender sugar.
- Store in an air tight container.
This post was originally published on November 23, 2020, and has now been updated with updated links, and more information and instructions!