How To Make Lavender Sugar And Lavender Infused Jam

Cooking With Lavender

Using Lavender Sugar

Lavender sugar is one of the easiest and most delightful gourmet sugars to make, as well as rose sugar and berry sugar. These are found in my shop and not only taste amazing and different, but have the medicinal properties found in black currants and Aronia berries, which are high in antioxidants. The rose sugar is romantic and a favorite for wedding favors.

Lavender has medicinal properties to help with digestion, tranquility and create a relaxing warming atmosphere.

Lavender Sugar

Makes 2 ½ cups
  • ½ cup culinary lavender buds and flowers
  • 2 cups granulated white sugar

Use a spice grinder or food processor to finely grind the lavender buds and flowers. Then mix all the ingredients together in an airtight glass container like a Ball jar. Shake well until all the ingredients are blended. Shake daily until you are satisfied with the flavor and aroma of the sugar. Since the lavender has been processed use within 6 months to a year.

If you want only a little amount at a time then do not grind the lavender buds and flowers, but leave them whole in the airtight jar to retain their natural essential oils. When you want to make a small batch take 1 cup of the mixture and shift the sugar and lavender so only the lavender buds and flowers remain. Grind the lavender until fine and then add back to the sugar to blend together. This will make 1 cup of finished gourmet sugar to be used in baking cakes, frostings, cookies, summer drinks or teas or a rimming sugar for special holidays. Recipe by Herb Garden Lady, LLC

To Use: Add 1 teaspoon to a cup of lavender green tea or ‘Citrus’ lemon lavender tea sold in my shop. Add the sugar to lavender lemonade according to sweetness desired with a few fresh sliced lemons and a spring of lavender for decoration.

Check out my “How To Make Lavender Sugar” YouTube Video 

Lavender-Infused Jam

  • 1 ½ cups lavender sugar
  • 1 package (1.60 ounces) freezer jam fruit pectin
  • 4 cups crushed berries in season – strawberries, raspberries, grapes, black currants or what is in season
  • 1 teaspoon crushed culinary lavender
  • ½ tablespoon finely grated lemon zest
  • Five 8-ounce freezer jars
  1. Stir the sugar and the pectin together in a bowl until well blended
  2. Add the fruit, the lavender, and the lemon zest. Stir 3 minutes.
  3. Ladle the jam into clean jars to the fill line. Twist on the lids. Let stand until thickened, about 30 minutes. Refrigerate up to 3 weeks or freeze up to 1 year.

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