Lavender sugar has become one of my favorite ingredients.
I had heard of things like Lavender lemonade or even the Herbs 'd Provence that contains lavender, but I had never really thought of it as an ingredient I needed in my pantry. That is until I found a Lavender Cookbook while at Powell's books.
This book has so many recipes using lavender for teas and breakfast items to dinner and desserts. I had to buy the cookbook and I've been slowly making my way through it.
So far I've loved using this Lavender sugar the best. It's great in teas and baked goods like scones. It adds a little bit of florally sweetness and smells fantastic.
I even used it when I make marionberry jam this summer! The lavender and marionberry play wonderfully together on your taste buds. It doesn't taste distinctly like lavender either. Even my father and Mr. Everything, who are not fans of lavender, love this jam. My mother reported that my father actually hordes the jar to himself. I'd say that's a pretty successful jam.
I harvested and dried my own lavender this summer so that's what I used for the dried lavender. I know not everyone does that so I've included an amazon link so you can order some.
You can also make this sugar with Lavender essential oil if you desire. I've included the instruction in the recipe but I'd like to note that you should only do this with high quality essential oils that are 100% pure. The company I trust for 100% pure oils is Young Living. They also have a line of oils specifically for ingesting that have FDA compliant labeling. You can check out their Vitality line here.
If you'd like to learn more about essential oils check out my page here.
Bonus- This sugar can be easily turned into a sugar scrub to use in the shower! Simply add 2 cups of your preferred carrier oil and store it in a container in or near the shower. Use a handful every time you shower and your skin with be gently exfoliated and moisturized , plus you'll smell amazing.Print
Fragrant and sweet Lavender Sugar is great to add to tea, lemonade, and desserts.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 12 hours 5 minutes
- Category: Dessert
- Cuisine: American
- 2 cups White Sugar
- 1 TBS Dried Lavender (or 2 drops Vitality Lavender essential oil)
- Place the dried Lavender and 1 TBS of sugar in a Spice grinder (or food processor or mortar and pestle) and powderize.
- Add the lavender sugar powder to the remaining sugar and mix to combine. Let this sit overnight in a sealed container before using.
- If making with essential oil simply drop 2 drops essential oil in the sugar, stir and let sit for at least 6 hours before using.
Keywords: Ingredient, Lavender, Sugar