Easy Lavender Infused Honey Recipe

Want to know how to infuse honey with lavender? Use this DIY infused lavender infused honey recipe! It has a delicious floral flavor and is so easy to make!

Lavender infused honey is a delectable combination that brings together the aromatic essence of lavender flowers with the natural sweetness of honey.

I love herbal honeys, but honey with lavender just might be my favorite!

This exquisite fusion offers a delicious flavor and can be used in so many ways!

In this article, you’ll learn all about flower infused honey, and how to make lavender infused honey, exploring its benefits, culinary uses, and the simple steps to create this incredible lavender honey recipe.

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Benefits of Lavender Infused Honey

Not only is lavender infused honey delicious, but it also has so many incredible benefits! Here are just some of the lavender honey benefits to enjoy:

  • Calming and Relaxing: Lavender buds possess soothing properties that can help promote relaxation and reduce stress levels. When combined, honey and lavender create a remarkable blend that can aid in achieving a calm state of mind.
  • Flavor Enhancement: Lavender infused honey adds a touch of floral elegance to various dishes and beverages. It can elevate the taste of desserts, teas, cocktails, and even savory dishes too. With culinary lavender honey, the options are pretty endless!
lavender infusing in the honey
  • Antioxidant Rich: Lavender and honey are both known for their antioxidant properties. This infusion provides a natural source of antioxidants, which can help combat harmful free radicals in the body, which is why I love this DIY infused honey recipe!
  • Digestive Aid: Honey has long been recognized for its potential digestive benefits. When infused with lavender, it can further aid in soothing the digestive system and alleviating symptoms such as bloating or indigestion. It has a calming effect on your stomach.

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How to Make Lavender Infused Honey

Here is how to make infused honey with lavender!

Ingredients

Ingredients for honey lavender

Instructions

  1. Fill your glass jar ¼ full with dried lavender.
  1. Add the honey to the jar and combine. Push the air bubbles out of the honey with the help of a metal straw/spoon.
Pouring the honey over the lavender
  1. Let it sit for about 2-3 weeks, flipping the jar once a day over on the plate.
Jar turned upside down
  1. Strain out the herbs from the honey with a fine mesh strainer.
  1. Enjoy the sweet treat!
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How to Use Lavender Infused Honey

Lavender infused honey can add a touch of sweet, floral taste to a wide range of culinary creations. Here are just a few ways to incorporate it into your recipes:

1. Lavender Honey Glaze

Brush the lavender infused honey onto grilled fruits, such as peaches or pineapple, for a heavenly caramelized glaze.

I like it for my oatmeal too!

2. Lavender Honey Tea

Add a spoonful of lavender infused honey to your favorite cup of herbal tea. The delicate floral flavor will complement the tea’s aroma and create a soothing and comforting beverage.

It is my favorite way to use this lavender honey! Try it in this hibiscus berry tea recipe.

3. Lavender Honey Desserts

Infused honey can lend a luxurious touch to desserts. Drizzle it over vanilla ice cream, use it to sweeten yogurt or panna cotta, or incorporate it into homemade cakes and pastries for a delightful twist.

It’s a healthier option than store bought ice cream toppings.

lavender honey all finished

Lavender Infused Honey

Materials

  • 1 cup raw honey
  • 2 tbsp dried lavender flowers

Tools

  • Strainer
  • Glass container

Instructions

  1. Fill your glass jar ¼ full with dried lavender.
  2. Add the honey to the jar and combine. Push the air bubbles out of the honey with the help of a metal straw/spoon.
  3. Let it sit for about 2-3 weeks, flipping the jar once a day over on the plate.
  4. Strain out the herbs from the honey with a fine mesh strainer.
  5. Enjoy the sweet treat!

Lavender Honey FAQs

Can I use fresh lavender instead of dried flowers?

Fresh lavender flowers can be used, but they may introduce additional moisture to the honey, potentially affecting its shelf life. Fresh can also lead to mold. It is recommended to use dried culinary lavender flowers for best results.

How long can I store lavender infused honey?

When stored in a clean, airtight container, lavender infused honey can last for several months at room temperature. Ensure the container is tightly sealed to prevent moisture or contaminants from entering.

Can I use lavender essential oil instead of dried flowers?

It is not recommended to use lavender essential oil directly in the honey, as it can overpower the flavors and potentially cause the honey to become bitter. Plus, you don’t want to ingest lavender essential oil, unless you are working directly with an aromatherapist or naturopath. Stick to using dried lavender flowers for best and safe results.

What is lavender infused honey good for?

Lavender infused honey may offer potential benefits such as promoting relaxation, aiding digestion, and providing antioxidants. It is good with a bowl of oatmeal, ice cream, or on top of fruits. The options are pretty endless!

What does lavender infused honey taste like?

Lavender offers a light and sweet taste when mixed with the honey. It is one of my favorite infused honey flavors!

Lavender Infused Honey Wrap-Up

Now you know how to make flavored honey with lavender!

Lavender infused honey is so delicious and very easy to make. Make it next time you have some lavender flowers and raw honey!

For more infused honey recipes, check out:

Learn what you can do with dried lavender too along with other great lavender gift ideas!