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Last week we posted some tips for cooking with lavender (read it here). Lavender has the potential to really add some variety to your cooking, so why not give it a shot? Read on for a few great and easy lavender recipes.

Also, if you want to learn more fun recipes like the ones in this article,  Check out Desserts with Herbs here.

Lavender Lemonade

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The following lavender recipe was gathered from userealbutter.com:

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons (1/4 cup) culinary lavender
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2/3 cups fresh lemon juice (about 8 lemons)
  • 2 cups cold water

Steps

  1. Steep the lavender in 2 cups of boiling water for about 15 minutes
  2. Strain the mixture and discard the lavender
  3. Place the lavender tea and the sugar in a small saucepan and set over high heat
  4. Stir until the sugar dissolves completely
  5. Remove from the heat and let it cool to warm
  6. Stir in the lemon juice
  7. Stir in the cold water (add as little or as much as you want)
  8. Serves 6-8 cups

Honey Lavender Ice Cream

This next lavender recipe comes from marthastewart.com:

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • ¼ cup dried lavender
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 5 large egg yolks
  • ¼  cup sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream

Steps

    1. In a medium saucepan, combine milk, lavender, and honey
    2. Bring to a boil, cover, and remove from heat
    3. Let steep for 5 minutes
    4. Strain mixture
    5. Save the milk and discard the lavender
    6. Combine the egg yolks and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer
    7. Beat on medium-high speed until very thick and pale yellow (3-5 minutes
    8. Return the milk into a medium saucepan
    9. Bring to a simmer over medium low heat
    10. Add half the milk to the milk-yolk mixture
    11. Whisk until blended
    12. Stir the mixture into the remaining milk
    13. Cook over low heat while constantly stirring
    14. Continue until the mixture is very thick
    15. Remove the mixture from the heat
    16. Immediately stir in the cream
    17. Strain the mixture into a mixing bowl set in an ice-water bath
    18. Let stand until chilled, stirring occasionally
    19. Freeze in an ice cream maker (follow the manufacturer’s directions)
    20. Store in a plastic container for up to 2 weeks

 

Lavender Syrup

The following lavender recipe was collected from about.com:

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons fresh or dried lavender flowers
  • 2 cups sugar

Steps

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  1. Bring water and lavender to a boil
  2. Stir in sugar until fully dissolved
  3. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes
  4. Remove from the heat and allow to cool
  5. Strain out the lavender
  6. Pour into bottle and store in the refrigerator
  7. The syrup will keep for about one week

Lavender Dressing

This dressing recipe is from honestcooking.com:

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons of lemon juice (half a lemon)
  • 5 tablespoons of olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon of mustard
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh lavender flowers
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Steps

  1. Add the lemon, salt, mustard, lavender, garlic, and balsamic vinegar into a bowl
  2. Whisk the mixture
  3. Slowly drizzle the olive oil while you are whisking
  4. Store in the refrigerator

Cooking with Lavender – Recipes Infographic

More Lavender Recipes!

The Lavender Cookbook Cover Image

If you enjoyed these lavender recipes, you might be interested in this book. It’s our favorite lavender recipe book, and it’s called The Lavender Cookbook.

 

Sources:

Lavender Lemonade Recipe from Use Real Butter 

Honey Lavender Recipe from Martha Stewart

http://cocktails.about.com/od/makeyourownmixers/r/lavender_syrup.htm

http://honestcooking.com/cooking-with-lavender-peach-feta-salad-with-lavender-dressing/

“Lavender” photo courtesy of dan, freedgitalphotos.net

“Lavender Went In The Measuring Spoon” photo courtesy of Praisaeng, freedigitalphotos.net

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