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Dandelion Flower Syrup recipe

Dandelion Flower Syrup Recipe

Dandelion flower syrup is a great treat from the weeds in your garden and it is so easy to make.  See why I am mad about dandelions -  and their amazing health benefits. Every spring I love seeing the dandelion flowers with their beautiful yellow.
Course Drinks
Cuisine gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian
Keyword dandelion flower, dandelions, Gluten-free, syrup, Vegan, vegetarian
Author Diana Herrington


  • 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 always use filtered water.
  • Mix well until all of the 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 maple syrup 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.


* OR Out in a jar and put in the fridge overnight to steep like tea, bringing the flavors out of the flowers.
Find out more about the healthy ingredients I used for this recipe: dandelion flowers, maple syruplemon, water.