Today we have a simple lavender sugar recipe that will become a quick favorite staple in your baking arsenal once you try it.
Lavender Sugar is a delightful way to add another layer of lavender flavor to your favorite dishes. The process for making it is simple, and the result has the potential to make even the most bland dish seem like something special.
It's like the dry version of our lavender simple syrup recipe.
Lavender sugar can be used in everything from cookies and cakes, to oatmeal or hot chocolate, or simply as an ice cream topping.
Not only will you enjoy using your fragrantly infused sugar more often than regular sugar, but experimenting with different ways you can use lavender sugar will give you endless opportunities for new flavorful foods.
The best part is that the recipe only takes a couple of minutes, uses two ingredients and involves very little effort.
To make lavender infused sugar, you only need two ingredients:
Lavender: When choosing the lavender you'll use, you'll want to make sure to use dried culinary lavender. I prefer to buy my herbs from trusted, organic farmers. For this recipe we'll be using dried lavender.
When it comes to lavender be sure to use a culinary grade lavender, which are the best ones to use for cooking, baking and making herbal remedies.
If you find that your recipes using lavender are tasting like soap, you may be using a non-culinary grade lavender, or using too much of it in your recipes.
Granulated Sugar: This is basic white sugar. It's course texture makes for a perfect vehicle absorbing the lavender oils that are created when grinding the lavender buds.
See recipe card for quantities.
How to Make Lavender Infused Sugar
To make your sugar, you'll start by grinding your lavender. You can use a food processor, a coffee grinder or a simple mortar and pestle.
Since this recipe uses such a small amount of lavender, I opted to use my mortar and pestle.
I added 1 tablespoon of the sugar to the dried lavender buds and ground them to a fine powder in the mortar.
I like using a mortar and pestle for quick and simple recipes. There's something about grinding your herbs by hand that simply feels good.
Plus the clean up is a breeze.
If you are using a food processor, toss in your dried buds and grind the lavender into smaller bits, but not quite a fine dust.
In a large mixing bowl, place your granulated sugar. Then add in your ground lavender.
Mix your sugar mixture well.
Use immediately for your favorite lavender recipes or store in a sealed container for later use.
Large Bowl: For mixing.
Mortar and Pestle or Food Processor: You could also use a coffee grinder designated for grinding herbs.
Air tight container for storing: I like using a large mason jar. The one we used today is 32oz.
To store your lavender sugar, place in a large airtight container. It should last up for at least 6 months at room temperature.
- 2 Cups Granulated Sugar
- 1 Tablespoon dried lavender
- Grind dried lavender with 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar.
- Add ground lavender into the rest of the sugar.
- Mix well.
- Store in airtight container and use for your favorite baked goods.
For best results, let your sugar sit overnight to allow the lavender to permeate into the sugar. Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months at room temperature.
Ways to Use Lavender Sugar
Lavender sugar has a ton of lovely uses. You can use it exactly as you would regular sugar, but it'll add the beautiful and subtle floral flavors of lavender.
Some of our favorite ideas are:
- Use in baked goods
- Homemade lemonade
- Add to your favorite hot tea
- Use instead of regular sugar in your iced tea recipes
- Sprinkle on fresh fruit
Just replacing the sugar in your recipes with your homemade lavender sugar and see which ones quickly become your new favorites.
You can also use this lavender sugar recipe as a simple body scrub that your skin will love!
Giving Lavender Sugar as a Homemade Gift
I love giving unique, handmade gifts to loved ones for special occasions and holidays.
This lavender sugar makes a beautiful, unique handmade gift. Plus it's so easy you could make several batches quickly. Which is great if you have lots of gifts you'd like to give.
Simply put the lavender sugar in a pretty jar and put a label on it. You could even list out some uses they could use it for.