This Lavender Blueberry Earl Grey Syrup takes your everyday coffee to new heights. With the sweetness of blueberries, the floral notes of lavender buds, and a hint of Earl Grey tea, this syrup is a game changer. Elevate your drinks and dishes with its enchanting taste syrup!
Back in my study-abroad days in Pensacola, I stumbled upon Craft Gourmet Bakery – a cozy haven where their "Purple Earl Syrup" jazzed up my coffee like nothing else. Those days of hitting the books with a hint of blueberries, lavender, and Earl Grey lingered long after I left. Homesick for the taste, I embarked on a mission to recreate the magic. And so, this Lavender Blueberry Earl Grey Syrup recipe was born – a nostalgic sip of my favorite coffee corner, now shared with fellow flavor adventurers.
❤️Why you will love this recipe
- Unique Fusion: The combination of blueberries, lavender, and Earl Grey tea creates a medley of flavors that's both comforting and uniquely exciting.
- Versatile: Elevate your morning rituals by adding a drizzle of this syrup to your coffee, or pour it over pancakes, waffles, ice cream, and more for an instant flavor boost.
- Simple Pleasures: Crafting this syrup is a simple yet rewarding process, allowing you to infuse your kitchen with the aroma of lavender and tea.
- Creative Twists: Experiment with the discarded lavender and blueberry remnants by turning them into a homemade spread for your baked goods – a creative touch that minimizes waste.
- Flavorful Nostalgia: Reminiscent of the renowned "Purple Earl Syrup" from Craft Bakery, this homemade version is a delightful trip down memory lane for those who've experienced the original.
You can not miss out on this amazing flavor combination that will make your taste buds dance!
Having these simple tools at hand will make crafting this syrup a breeze and allow you to enjoy its flavors to the fullest.
- Small Saucepan: To simmer and infuse the blueberries, lavender, and tea.
- Measuring Cups and Spoons: For precise measurement of water, sugar, lavender buds, and blueberries.
- Wooden Spoon: For stirring the mixture as it cooks and infuses flavors.
- Fine Mesh Sieve: Essential for straining out lavender buds and blueberry skins, resulting in a smooth syrup.
- Glass Container or Bottle: To store the finished Lavender Blueberry Earl Grey Syrup, preserving its freshness and flavors.
- Jar for Discards: If you plan to repurpose the lavender and blueberry remnants, having a jar handy will help create a unique spread.
The ingredients used in this recipe are simple.
- Blueberries: Opt for either fresh or frozen blueberries to infuse your syrup with.
- Sugar: The essential sweetness that transforms your mix into a delectable syrup.
- Water: A blending agent that brings the ingredients together and helps create the syrup's texture.
- Lavender Buds: While fresh lavender can be used, dried lavender buds are recommended for an intensified floral essence. Use 3 times the amount of fresh lavender if substituting. Harvest them yourself or buy dried lavender buds in your local store or online.
- Earl Grey Tea: Choose high-quality Earl Grey tea bags or loose tea to capture its distinct flavor. If unavailable, other black teas like English Breakfast can be a suitable alternative.
👩🏻🍳How to make this Lavender Blueberry Early Grey Syrup
Here is a quick overview of the recipe steps. Please read the recipe card for the full instructions.
- 1. Add the blueberries, sugar and water to a small saucepan.
2. Cook on medium heat till for about 5 minutes.
3. Add the lavender and cook for 25 more minutes on medium heat.
4. Turn off the heat and add the Earl Grey tea. Let sit for 5 minutes.
5. Remove the lavender and the Earl Grey tea and strain the syrup. Let cool completly then store.
Here are some ideas on how you can use this delicious floral syrup during your day.
- Coffee Companion: Enhance both hot and cold coffee with a drizzle of Lavender Blueberry Earl Grey Syrup, elevating your caffeine fix to a new level of delight.
- Morning Magic: Drizzle over pancakes or waffles for a breakfast that bursts with flavor.
- Tea with a Twist: Add a splash to your cup of tea, turning your ordinary tea break into an aromatic experience.
- Dessert Delight: Pour over ice cream or yogurt to transform a simple treat into a gourmet dessert.
- Creative Cocktails: Mix into cocktails or mocktails for a unique flavor profile that impresses guests.
- Baking Booster: Incorporate into your baking recipes for a subtle yet enchanting twist in cakes, muffins, and more.
Lavender Blueberry Earl Grey Syrup adds a touch of magic to every meal and beverage, encouraging you to explore new culinary horizons.
Store the syrup in an airtight glass bottle or container and keep it in the fridge. The syrup will be good for 2-3 weeks in the fridge.
To lengthen the shelf life of the syrup consider freezing it in ice cube trays. This way you can thaw some syrup whenever you need it.
💭Frequently asked questions
Q: Can I use frozen blueberries for this recipe?
A: Yes, both fresh and frozen blueberries work perfectly for this recipe.
Q: Can I use fresh lavender instead of dried lavender buds?
A: Absolutely! If using fresh lavender, triple the amount to match the flavor intensity of dried lavender buds.
Q: Can I store the syrup at room temperature?
A: I recommend to store the syrup in the refrigerator to maintain its freshness and flavors.
Q: What alternative teas can be used instead of Earl Grey?
A: If you don't have Earl Grey tea, you can experiment with other black teas like English Breakfast, Assam, Darjeeling, or even Ceylon. These teas can add their own unique flavor notes to the syrup.
Q: Can I use this syrup in both hot and cold coffee?
A: Definitely! This syrup adds an enchanting twist to both hot and cold coffee. My personal favorite is an iced coffee with 2 splashes of the syrup.
Q: How can I repurpose the discarded lavender and blueberry remnants?
A: Store them in an airtight jar in the fridge and use it as a homemade spread for bread or desserts. This minimizes your waste and adds a flavorful homemade touch to your meals.
Q: Is the syrup overly sweet?
A: The sweetness can be adjusted by using less sugar if desired, but the balance of flavors is carefully crafted for a delightful experience. Be aware that less sugar will reduce the shelf life of the product and make the syrup more liquidy.
Q: Can I use the syrup in cocktails or mocktails?
A: Absolutely! This syrup can add a unique and delightful flavor to your favorite alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages. Try adding it to my Lavender French 75 instead of the lavender syrup.
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Purple Earl Syrup
- Small Saucepan
- Measuring Cups and Spoons
- Wooden Spoon
- Fine Mesh Sieve
- Glass Container or Bottle
- Jar for Discards optional (see notes)
- 1 cup Water
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1 cup Blueberries
- 1 tablespoon Lavender Buds dried
- 2 bags Earl Grey Tea
- In a small saucepan, combine the blueberries, sugar, and water.Place the saucepan on medium heat and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. The blueberries will start to release their juices and the sugar will dissolve.1 cup Water, 1 cup Sugar, 1 cup Blueberries
- Add the dried lavender buds to the saucepan. Continue cooking on medium heat for an additional 5 minutes. Stir occasionally to ensure even infusion of flavors1 tablespoon Lavender Buds
- Once the mixture has simmered for 5 minutes, remove the saucepan from the heat.
- Immediately add the Earl Grey tea bags to the saucepan. Submerge them in the mixture, ensuring they are fully immersed.2 bags Earl Grey Tea
- Allow the tea bags to steep in the syrup for 5 minutes. This brief steeping time will infuse the syrup with the Earl Grey's distinctive aroma without making it overly bitter.After 5 minutes, carefully remove the tea bags from the syrup, gently squeezing them to release any excess liquid. Discard the tea bags.
- Let the syrup cool down to room temperature in the saucepan. As it cools, the flavors will meld together beautifully.
- Once cooled, strain the syrup through a fine mesh sieve into a clean container. Press the blueberries and lavender against the sieve to extract as much liquid as possible. Discard the solids or keep to use as preserve for your bread (see notes).
- Transfer the strained Lavender Blueberry Earl Grey Syrup into a glass bottle or jar with an airtight lid for storage in the fridge.
- Steeping Times: The brief 5-minute steeping time for Earl Grey tea ensures a balanced flavor without bitterness. Similarly, the lavender can be left in longer for a stronger taste, but over-infusion can intensify its floral notes. So make sure you strain it all out once the syrup is cooled.
- Storage: Store the cooled syrup in an airtight glass container or bottle in the refrigerator. This syrup can be kept for up to two weeks.
- Use the leftovers: Instead of discarding the lavender buds and blueberries you can use them as preserve by keeping them in an airtight jar in the fridge. As it has been cooked with sugar it will stay fresh for 2 weeks just like the syrup. Use this delightful mixture as a unique spread for your morning toast or as a topping for desserts.
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