Dandelion Honey


  • 4 cups dandelion flowers, petals only (no greens)
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 slices lemon
  • 1/2 vanilla bean (or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract)
  • 3 cups sugar


  1. Rinse the dandelion petals thoroughly and place them in a large pot with the water and lemon slices.
  2. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
  3. Strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve, pressing the petals to extract all the liquid.
  4. Return the liquid to the pot, add the vanilla and sugar, and stir until the sugar has dissolved.
  5. Bring the mixture back to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer until it thickens into a syrupy consistency, about 1 to 1.5 hours.
  6. Pour the hot syrup into sterilized jars and seal. Store in a cool, dark place.

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 2 hours | Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes Kcal: 60 kcal per tablespoon | Servings: About 3 cups

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