Lilac Flower Honey is a floral-infused honey with only 2-ingredients: Lilac Flowers and Wildflower Honey. Enjoy this subtle, Springtime honey recipe on desserts, in tea or other beverages.
Lilac Flower Honey
Hi Everyone, It’s April and it also Lilac blossom season here in New Jersey and I am rejoicing because Lilacs are one of my favorite flowers because of their heavenly scent – did you know that the flowers are edible?
The season for Lilac flowers is short, just about 2 weeks, and then they are gone! I want to share ways of preserving them to further appreciate how special they are and one of those ways is this Lilac Flower Honey!
Do you want to know more information about Lilac Flowers? I share a lot of information in our Lilac Recipes Collection, linked below, check it out!
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Aren’t these Lilac Blooms pretty?
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Do you have any Lilacs in your yard?
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I’m originally from New England and there’s a tradition to plant a Lilac tree close to your back door. I would love to plant another Lilac tree in our yard near our back door to have that tradition here in NJ.
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You can use this Lilac Flower Honey just like you would normal honey. You can pick out the flowers if you want or leave them in.
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Foraging Book Resource
I linked (Amazon Affiliate link) to the foraging book, “Northeast Foraging,” that I use below and in the recipe card at the end of the post. Always make sure that you get a positive identification on any plants that you forage for. In addition to consulting foraging guidebooks, I recommend getting confirmation from foraging experts that you may know. Remember, always safety first!
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If you make this Lilac Flower Honey recipe and like it, please give it a recipe rating in the recipe card below and let us know in the comments at the end of the post. Thank you for reading and following along!
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- 1/4 cup Lilac Flowers, washed and dried
- 1/2 cup Wildflower Honey
- In a sterilized mason jar, add clean Lilac flowers, add the Wildflower honey. Cover with a lid.
- Allow the Lilac Flower Honey to infuse for several days to a few weeks before using. The Lilac flowers will all eventually float to the top of the honey jar.
- Storage: Store in an air-tight jar for a few months in your pantry, room temperature.
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- Northeast Foraging: 120 Wild and Flavorful Edibles from Beach Plums to Wineberries (Regional Foraging Series)
- Ball Mason Jar Pint Wide Mouth Clear Glass W/Lids and Bands, 16-Ounces (Set of 4)
- Homestia Gold Measuring Cups and Spoons Set Stainless Steel 8 PIECE for Dry and Liquid Ingredients Engraved Meaurement Heavy Duty Baking & Cooking Utensils
- Pyrex Prepware 2-Cup Measuring Cup, Red Graphics, Clear
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 86Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 0gSugar: 23gProtein: 0g
Please note that the Calculated Nutrition is an estimate at best.