Saturday, April 17, 2010

dandelion syrup

The other day I made dandelion syrup. Much to my surprise it is  quite  lovely and I think it will make a very suitable honey type replacement as well as pancake syrup. It is very sweet yet has an earthy, clover honey type flavoring to it.  We had an abundance of dandelions this year so I have made a half gallon of syrup with enough   to make  more if it is something I find we  are using enough of  to warrant more.

Dandelion syrup
Take one quart of dandelion flowers and four cups of water and boil gently for about an hour. Remove from heat, cover and let sit overnight. The following day strain and squeeze liquid out of flowers and throw the flowers to compost. Put the liquid back in the pan and add 1/2 of a chopped lemon and 2 cups  of sugar. Simmer until a thick honey like consistency.  Cool and place in tightly closed jars. Store in fridge.


  1. Sounds yummy! Looks so golden, like melted gold!

  2. Wow! Thank you! A new thing to try with my persistent 'weeds' (tried them as a salad and wasn't impressed...)

  3. we enjoy them as poppers the best at least as a food. for salads we just like the flowers.. the syrup is very tasty and the coffee substitute is meh lol

  4. i just made this and it turned out fantastic! thank you!!