Looking for a light and floral way to spruce up sugar free cocktails like this lavender martini? Or how about coffee drinks like this honey lavender latte? You will love this easy to make (and sugar free!) floral flavored lavender syrup.
Whether you use fresh lavender blossoms, or dried culinary lavender buds, you will fill find this delicious condiment super easy to make. Elevate many drinks with this simple lavender syrup!
Feel free to skip to the recipe card if you’re ready to get right into it. We do cover common questions, tips, and tricks in the body of this post to keep reading if you’re wondering something!
- Dried lavender – You can also use fresh lavender buds, but we can’t quite say how many would take the place of dried culinary lavender.
- Butterfly pea flowers – These don’t add much to the flavor, and they’re completely optional. We use butterfly pea flowers to develop the lovely purple hue of this syrup! Butterfly pea flowers will need to be boiled, and then combined with fresh lemon juice to release their indigo color.
- Sugar recplacement – We use allulose for all of our keto simple syrup recipes, as well as other desserts that are more “syrup like”. Allulose won’t crystallize after being refrigerated, which makes it a perfect choice!
- Lemon juice – This is mainly used to help preserve the simple syrup for as long as possible. It is optional and doesn’t play a big role in the flavor, although we do think it enhances it slightly.
How to Make This Sugar Free Lavender Simple Syrup Recipe:
Bring water to a boil, add in your allulose, then add the butterfly pea flowers (if using) and the lavender. Boil for 2-3 minutes, stirring often to dissolve the allulose.
Add in a few drops of fresh lemon juice if you want to turn the liquid purple. The lemon juice will react with the butterfly pea flowers and turn the water purple. Stir, and then take off the heat.
Allow the mixture to steep for at least 20 minutes to infuse the lavender flavor. Taste to ensure it tastes how you like.
Using a metal sieve, strain into a clean container. Allow the lavender simple syrup to cool before adding it to any cocktails!
Keep in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 10 days.
Tips For The Best Simple Syrup:
- Allulose is slightly less sweet than sugar. The ratio isn’t one cup of water to one cup of sugar replacement (allulose). Use about 1 and 1/3 cups allulose for every one cup of water.
- You can use whatever sweetening agent you prefer, but please note that many (non-sugar) sweeteners will crystallize after being refrigerated.
- You can freeze the leftovers for up to 6 months.
- Make sure to taste the simple syrup as you go to avoid making this simple syrup too floral/herbal tasting. It’s easy to over-do it with lavender, and it can go from delicious, to too much very easily.
- Dried lavender has a stronger taste than fresh lavender. If using fresh lavender, keep this in mind that you may need to add more.
- Make sure to buy organic culinary lavender. This is important to ensure you’re not getting lavender that’s full of pesticides.
A Small Warning About Allulose:
Allulose can cause GI distress in some people (including myself) if consumed in large quantities. We’re not authorized to give advice about what that magic number is in terms of consumption. Different people have different tolerance levels to allulose. You can read more about possible side effects here.
In my personal experience, I’m fine if I enjoy between 1-2 ounces of this simple syrup at any given time. Any more than that and my stomach isn’t happy for a couple of hours.
Can I Use Regular White Sugar In This Simple Syrup?
Yes, you absolutely can use whatever your preferred sweetening method is for this recipe. White or raw sugar dissolves in the same way that allulose will, so the instructions are exactly the same. Just be aware that using regular sugar will of course increase the carb and calorie count of your simple syrup.
Can You Make Simple Syrup With Stevia?
Yes, you can! Although the texture will be more like regular water, since there is no granular sweetener involved to thicken the mixture. Also please be aware that liquid stevia is many times as sweet as sugar. You will need to consult the brand of stevia you use to determine how much will be the equivalent to sugar.
More Recipes To Try:
- Raspberry Simple Syrup (Sugar Free)
- Jalapeño Simple Syrup (Sugar Free)
- Keto Grenadine
- Sugar Free Lavender Martini (uses this syrup!)
- Low Sugar Honey Lavender Latte (uses this syrup!)
- Keto Sage Lavender Lemonade
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Lavender Simple Syrup Recipe (Sugar Free)
- Bring water to a boil, add in your allulose, then add the butterfly pea flowers (if using) and the lavender. Boil for 2-3 minutes, stirring often to dissolve the allulose.
- Add in a few drops of fresh lemon juice if you want to turn the liquid purple. The lemon juice will react with the butterfly pea flowers and turn the water purple. Stir, and then take off the heat.
- Using a metal sieve, strain into a clean container. Allow the lavender simple syrup to cool before adding it to any cocktails. Keep in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 10 days.
- Butterfly pea blossoms don’t add much flavor to this simple syrup, but they add the lovely purple color! They are optional. To activate the indigo color, you must boil the butterfly pea flowers for a few minutes and then add a few drops of lemon juice. The acidity of the lemon juice releases the color from the flowers.
- Allulose is slightly less sweet than actual sugar, so use 1 and 1/3 cups allulose to every 1 cup of water.
- Lavender can go from delicious to overkill very easily. Don’t overdo it!
These nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy and are only estimates. We cannot guarantee the accuracy.