Making your own lavender sugar is so easy, you might find you always want to keep a jar of it at hand. I always keep some in the cupboard to add to beverages (try it in lemonade or tea!) and baked goods. This homemade sugar blend is made from just 2 ingredients: granulated sugar and dried lavender. It takes just a few minutes to make, and you'll be rewarded with a wonderfully scented sugar with a light lavender flavor.
I don't recommend using lavender sugar in any candy recipe that calls for boiling a sugar syrup since the lavender bits in the sugar might cause the sugar to crystallize. However, it can be used in other candy recipes where the sugar isn't boiled.
This recipe can be easily scaled up or down. If you make a large quantity, it's easiest to do the food processing in smaller batches.
- 1 tablespoon culinary dried lavender
- 2 cups sugar
- Place the dried lavender in the bowl of a food processor and blend it for 10-15 seconds to chop it into small pieces.
- Add 1 cup of granulated sugar to the processor and blend well, for 15-20 seconds, until the lavender is finely ground and mixed with the sugar.
- Whisk the lavender sugar together with the remaining cup of sugar until the lavender is well dispersed.
- Store Lavender Sugar in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 6 months.