In Austin, there's a coffee shop that makes a killer lavender iced latte. It's my go-to drink, and I down it in less than 10 minutes. At $5 a pop, however, it can be expensive to make it a daily habit. 

After doing some digging, I found out that lavender simple syrup is super easy to make (coming from someone who once burned box brownies). Plus, dried lavender is really cheap to buy in bulk (we're talkin' less than $0.75) at specialty grocery stores. Use your fancy new lavender syrup to impress your friends or just to add a little something extra to your morning cup of joe. 

Recipe adapted from

Lavender Simple Syrup

  • Prep Time:2 mins
  • Cook Time:30 mins
  • Total Time:32 mins
  • Servings:10
  • Easy


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon fresh or dried lavender
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  • Step 1

    Combine the sugar, water, and lavender in a small saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring until all the sugar has dissolved.

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  • Step 2

    Remove the saucepan from the heat, and let the syrup steep for about 30 minutes. Pour the syrup through a strainer into a glass jar.

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