Friday, July 24, 2009

Easy Herbal Syrup (Lavender)

You Need:
1/3 cup dried lavender
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 1/2 cups water

1. Combine lavender, sugar, and water in a medium saucepan.
2. Bring to boil, turn down the heat to a simmer.
3. Simmer until syrup thickens and is bubbling in a thick frothy manner (about 45 min.).
4. Cool and strain.
5. Discard lavender.
6. Very good drizzled on soy vanilla ice cream.

*This recipe can be used with any herb of your choice.


Annie said...

Yum Lisa! Thanks for reminding me of what I'm missing here. I'm going to have to find some dried lavender!

The Magic Onions said...

Blessings and magic.

Shady Lady said...

This syrup sounds heavenly!

momandkiddo said...

Yum! My lavender is STILL languishing! Must be all the cloudy weather this summer. But I did make sorbet out of my lemon thyme. Delicious.

Tammie Lee said...

ummm, I will be trying this, thank you! Summer goodness~


Cinnamon Swirl said...

perfect timing. i hung up some lavendar to dry last weekend, so this should be ready for me to try the syrup. pitty, i don't have a freezer to keep ice cream :(

Kelly said...

Mmm, tasty. We should try this!

Bleeding Heart said...

Simply Scrumptious!

Joy said...

Mmm...that sounds delicious! Thanks, Lisa. :)

Tara said...

tasty way to add some subtle flavor to vanilla ice cream..... yummee!!!

The fresh sprig of lavender is a nice touch too :0)

latisha said...

tried it. loved it. put it in my lemon verbena tea. dont usually sugar it, but thought it'd be a nice compliment. wonderful! thanks for sharing.