Spring is in the air which means all those pretty and fragrant lilac bushes are in full bloom! If you didn’t know that lilacs are edible, now’s your time to experience a new and delicious flavor of spring! Make this easy lilac infused honey to keep the flavors of spring in your kitchen all year long!
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Why You’ll Love this Lilac Infused Honey
First off, this recipe is so, SO easy to make. All you need is a jar, lilac petals and raw honey. That’s it.
Lilacs have a subtle citrus-y flavor so they taste great with lemon and other spring flavors. Maybe you’d like to drizzle some of this honey over some fresh lilac lemon pound cake and send your taste buds straight to heaven.
Infused honey also makes a super thoughtful gift. Even though people have been infusing honey with different flavors for centuries, most people think it’s much harder to make that it is. Plus, honestly, who doesn’t love a deliciously sweet homemade gift?
Lilac Infused Honey Tips
Please for the love of all that’s good in this world, make sure that you are using lilacs that haven’t been treated with pesticides or super harsh fertilizers.
If you aren’t lucky enough to have some lilac bushes in your backyard, ask friends or family. OR! If you know that a bush hasn’t been sprayed with harsh chemicals, go for it. Just use your best judgement, my dude.
Remove all the green
The green of the lilacs (like the leaves and stems) are actually pretty bitter. So make sure you take your time when removing the petals from their stems.
You’re already putting in so much work for this honey, don’t eff it up because you let it get bitter.
Use Raw Pourable Honey
I personally love using Local Hive Honey. Raw honey is much better for you and I’ve found makes better infused honeys for some reason.
Make Sure to Stir!
You should be mixing your lilac infused honey every day while it infuses. HOWEVER! Even I can never remember to do this…I blame the ADHD. What I can remember to do though is to flip the jar over every day.
So make sure your lid is tight and won’t leak (Honestly just use a mason jar that’s stuffed away in your cabinet) so you can take the lazy route and just flip the jar ever 24 hours.
How to Use Lilac Infused Honey
I mean, how do you normally use honey? Use it like that, haha!
After it’s had it’s time to infuse, add it to your teas, honey cakes, and however else you use sweetener.
Unnecessary But Super Cute Honey Materials
Lilac Infused Honey
- 2 cup raw, unfiltered honey
- 1 cup lilac flowers, green stems removed cleaned
- Fill a jar ¾ of the way full of fresh lilac blossoms. Make sure to pick off all the green. (The green parts taste bitter)
- Now fill the jar with your raw honey. You will have to mix with a spoon to make sure all the petals are covered but fill it to the top and make sure to put the lid on tightly.
- Stir once a day for the next 2-4 weeks and you'll be left with an amazing, citrusy infused honey!
- Once it's infused completely, you can either strain out the lilac petals or eat them as well.
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Lilac infused honey is such an easy and sweet recipe to make it’s hard to go wrong. I know many of us wish we could have spring stick around much longer so at least this honey can make it feel like it hasn’t left us so soon.
Make sure you try out some of our other lilac recipes as well to really get the most out of your blooms this year! Try our lilac simple syrup, some lilac lemon pound cake, or some simple lilac lemonade!
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And since you’ve made it all the way down here, check out all of our other spring recipes as well to keep that sweet tooth satisfied!