Lavender Sugar Picture

How to make Lavender Sugar

I know what you’re thinking – lavender smells like old ladies (not that there’s anything wrong with old ladies!). But I promise you lavender sugar tastes just great when used to make cakes and biscuits, and makes a fantastic alternative to vanilla sugar. What’s more, the main ingredient is free if you happen to have any lavender growing in your garden nearby.

Lavender Sugar Picture

Lavender Sugar - perfect for cakes

I’ve been mumbling about making lavender sugar for a few weeks now, when I saw the flowers beginning to open up on the lavender growing on pretty much every street in the neighbourhood. There’s just one problem – we don’t have any lavender of our own, cue mission: lavender stealing – possibly the world’s most uncool pastime.

Local neighbours’ front gardens now raided under the cover of darkness (OK, I’m lying – I couldn’t be bothered waiting that long, so did it early evening, after a bit of a peer around to make sure no-one was looking), here’s my method for making lavender sugar. You’ll love it, I promise.

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Recipe: Lavender Sugar

Lavender sugar is delicious used in cupcakes and similar, or can be sprinkled sparingly onto shortbread for a fantastic and different flavour.


  • 1kg Caster / Granulated Sugar
  • 3 tbsp lavender flowers


  1. Use a fork to remove the fresh lavender flowers / buds from the stem
  2. Mix together with the sugar
  3. Empty into jars
  4. A couple of weeks later, you can sift the sugar to remove the lavender flowers – the sugar will by now have taken on the flavour and smell.

Quick notes

This sugar will last for months just like any other sugar, so makes a great and pretty present for many occasions.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

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