Dandelion flower syrup is a great treat from your weeds and it is so easy to make. Every spring I love seeing the dandelion flowers with their beautiful yellow.
Dandelion flowers are a source of antioxidants and they help relieve depression. They also help with pain from headaches, backaches, stomach cramps, and menstrual cramps. Dandelion petals also contain Vitamin A and Vitamin B12 which are also good the eyes. Learn more about their health benefits.
Pick your dandelions before mowing the lawn for your dandelion flower syrup or digging them up for dandelion coffee. Or go out into the country and pick them in the wild away from pollution. Never use ones that have been sprayed with weed killer. My hands get all yellow from the picking.
Maple syrup is a healthy sweetener for your dandelion flower syrup. When researching this tasty sweetener, I was happily surprised that it has some interesting health benefits. This means we can include small amounts in our food. Here is a favourite maple syrup of mine.
Escuminac Unblended Maple Syrup Canadian Grade A – Extra Rare – Pure Organic Single Forest – Smooth Velvety 16.9 fl oz (500ml)
This pure award-winning maple syrup is produced exclusively with sap harvested during the first days of the run. Exceptional syrup with a smooth, velvety texture. It is light in the mouth, featuring a subtle caramel and honeysuckle bouquet with a hint of cinnamon and a lingering flavour.
Lemons’ health benefits are immense. To begin they are acidic to the taste but are alkaline-forming in the body. In fact, they are one of the most alkaline-forming superfoods; this makes them great for balancing a highly acidic condition in the body. Also, they are full of many health benefits.
Time to make your dandelion flower syrup.
Dandelion Flower Syrup
- 1 cup dandelion flowers
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup maple syrup
- 3 Tbsp lemon juice
- Wash the dandelion flowers and spin dry them like you would lettuce.
- Cut their base to detach the yellow petals from the green leaves; you only want the petals as the green part is bitter. You can do this by hand but it is faster with a knife.
- Place the flowers in a pot with 1 cup of water; I use filtered water.
- Mix well until all petals are covered with water.
- Bring the pot to a boil and boil for 5 minutes.
- Then simmer on very low heat for 25 minutes.*Strain the liquid from the flowers into a second pot.
- Add the honey and stir till melted.
- Now mix in the lemon juice.
- Let it cool and store in a glass jar in the refrigerator; the maple syrup acts as a preservative.
- Enjoy your dandelion flower syrup on some pancakes. See the dandelion flower pancake recipe below.
I hope you enjoy your ‘Dandelion Flower Syrup Recipe’.
Here Are Some Great Recipes With Dandelion Flowers
Make Dandelion Flower Cordial for a refreshing beverage. The word cordial sounds tasty, and it’s very appropriate in this case!
Check out Dandelion Flower Cornmeal Pancakes – This recipe really is my version of pancakes as you will notice that it has no milk or eggs in it. I developed it when I was unable to eat eggs or milk at all due to food sensitivities. Interestingly whenever I make these pancakes no one seems to notice the lack of these two ingredients.
More Dandelion Recipes
Dandelion Tea: Made with the leaves — this is perhaps the easiest and fastest way to use a dandelion. You can easily make a dandelion tea from drying the leaves from the plants which are full of nutrition.
Dandelion Smoothie: After almost passing out from a dandelion smoothie, Randy gives some practical tips to keep your dandelion smoothie palatable. Make a healthy but still drinkable smoothie.