Lavender Sugar

This lavender sugar recipe is so an easy yo make that as a ‘recipe’ that it doesn’t really need writing down.   But lots of people wouldn’t make it because they can’t think of what they’d do with it!  So here are a few ideas

  • Use it to sweeten homemade lemonade.  Here’s the link for my recipe for  Quick Homemade Lemonade to make lavender lemonade (yes it’s a ‘thing, and it’s delicious)
  • Sprinkle over fresh fruit such as strawberries, oranges, blueberries etc
  • Add to whipped cream
  • Use in cakes or shortbread
  • Add a to hot or iced tea
  • Line the rim of a glass to flavour a cocktail
  • Sprinkle on top of biscuits or scones

Lavender sugar also makes a wonderful small gift if you decant it into small, pretty jars and attach a pretty label.  Great for kids to make as a gift for their teacher or grandparents.
Lavender sugar in a jar with vanilla pod

The one thing it is important to remember is that a very little lavender goes a long way.   If you add too much it is overpowering and can taste soapy.   Get it right and it’s wonderful!  So start with the commended amount here and you can always add more if you want to.


  • 400g granulated or caster sugar
  • 1tbsp lavender flowers (fresh or dried) and a very few extra for decoration if desired


  1. Chop lavender finely using either a knife, mini food processor or crush in a pestle and mortar.  I use a coffee grinder which I keep solely for herbs and spices as it’s cheap and great for small quantities
  2. Put 8tbsp of the sugar with the lavender and blitz/bash together
  3. Add remaining sugar and make sure everything is evenly dispersed before decanting into jar/s.   Add a few more whole lavender flowers or a vanilla pod if desired

Lavender sugar keeps for 6 months easily although if using fresh lavender you may need to “de-clump” the sugar due to moisture from the fresh flowers

if you are interested in finding out more about lavender the herb and its therapeutic benefits then gonton

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