Head out to your backyard and start picking those pretty yellow flowers to make some Dandelion Honey Syrup before they’re all gone!
Okay, okay…I know it’s not really honey and there’s probably a beekeeper or two out there that might come at me for calling it that. BUT, this Dandelion honey syrup tastes so much like honey that it could literally be substituted in just about anything and no one would be the wiser!
Ways to Use Dandelion Honey Syrup
- Drizzled Over Ice Cream
- In Tea
- Or Coffee
- In Cereal
- Poured Over Yogurt
- In Oatmeal
- Add to Iced Tea
- Drizzle into Lemonade
- Add to Cocktails in place of sugar syrup
- Drizzled over Pancakes or Waffles
- In Place of Honey in Most Recipes
Are you hungry yet?
So, what are you waiting for? Head out to your backyard and start picking those dandelions!
Here’s the recipe…
- 4 cups dandelion flowers
- 4 cups water
- 5 cups of brown sugar
- Wash the dandelions and remove all greens.
- Place all of the flower pieces into a large bowl.
- Pour water over the dandelion flowers.
- Cover the "dandelion tea" and place it into the refrigerator. Allow it to brew for 24 to 48 hours.
- Strain the dandelion flowers, reserving the "tea" liquid.
- Pour the liquid into a large pot.
- Add the brown sugar to the "tea" liquid and stir to combine.
- Heat to boiling on high temperature.
- Reduce the temperature to medium-low and continue to cook for 45 minutes teo 1 hour or until the liquid has reduced by about half.
- Pour Dandelion Honey Syrup into prepared half pint jars.
- Store in the refrigerator for several months or process in a waterbath canner for 20 minutes to make it shelf stable.
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Have an Awesome Day!
Vanessa Hamlin is the owner and founder of Food Life Design and VLHamlinDesign. With her passion for frugal living and homesteading, Vanessa loves to write about easy recipes, making money, gardening, home remedies and everything else that a good life entails! When she’s not writing for Food Life Design or creating products for VLHamlinDesign, you’ll find Vanessa reading, drawing, gardening, cooking or spending time with her family.