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Dandelion Flower Honey Recipe (Vegan Honey)

I initially thought that the dandelion flower honey could make a really nice syrup for mixing into whiskey-based cocktails, however, having tasted the syrup I was amazed to find that it had lovely honey-like quality, so I quickly went to work on making the texture more honey-like so I could eventually use it as a substitute.

In the recipe below I’ll outline the bits you can do to just make the honey tasting syrup, but I’ll also add the bits of information that I learnt when turning it in to more of honey as well šŸ™‚

Click here for our dandelion foraging guide


Ingredients

  • 200g Dandelion Petals (remove the petals from the green base of the flowers – they’re bitter and will make you liquid go brown too)
  • 200ml water
  • 300g white sugar

Click here to see our guide to the health benefits of dandelions


Method

  1. Remove the dandelion flower petals from the green base of the flowers – the green bases are bitter and will make your liquid go brown too. This can be a messy and tedious job so best done whilst sitting in the sun enjoying some relax time.
  2. bring the water to the boil and then simmer the petals for 15 minutes
  3. strain the liquid through a collander to remove the petals
  4. Add the sugar and heat until nicely dissolved.

That’s the syrup done – enjoy as a honey flavoured syrup


To turn your syrup in to honey…..

The best way I found of making it more honey like was by boiling the mixture down and reducing the liquid by about 25%,

I then let it cool to check the consistency and when it was cool I added little amounts of modified maze starch (also known as ultratex) to the mixture whilst holding a stick blender in the liquid which was one to mix it in nicely. I did that until the mix thickened up to more of a syrupy consistency.

Enjoy on anything you would Honey and feel relaxed knowing the Bees are happy too!

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