If you eat plantbased and miss honey this is the recipe for you! With this recipe you can make your very own vegan honey, or dandelion syrup. You can do a classic, sweet honey or add some lemon juice to make it a bit fresher.
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What does vegan honey taste?
You know what? Before I made my first dandelion honey (or dandelion syrup) I had never tasted any vegan “honey” and was quite skeptical. The only taste I associated with dandelions was the bitter taste of the white juice from the stem. I hadn’t even thought about that you can use dandelions to make something as sweet as honey.
When I had made my first jar and tasted it for the first time, I was SO happy! The taste was so incredibly similar to honey and it looked like honey in both color and texture. A was a total success!
Want to try more recipes with dandelions? Here is a great recipe for a dandelion jam with lemon and ginger.
- 100 g dandelion petals the yellow leaves from the flowers
- 600 ml water
- 1 lemon lemon zest + lemon juice (optional
- 1 liter caster sugar
- Remove the yellow leaves from the flowers until you have about 100g of petals.
- Rinse the petals in cold water and remove any small insects.
- Put the petals and lemon zest in a pot and add 6 dl of water.
- Bring to a boil and simmer on low heat for about 20 minutes.
- Allow to cool and then strain the leaves and pour in the liquid in a clean pot.
- Add in the sugar and if you want to add a bit mote taste of lemon to the honey, the juice from 0.5-1 lemon depending on how much acidity you want. If you just want a classic, sweet honey, you can skip the lemon juice.
- Bring to a boil and let it simmer for about 60 minutes, until the honey starts to thicken. Keep in mind that it gets quite a bit thicker / harder when it cools, so it should be quite runny.
- Pour into clean, preferably warm, jars.
- Let cool slightly before you closes the lid.
- Store unopened jar dark and cool, opened jar is stored in the refrigerator.
Have you tried this vegan honey recipe? Leave a comment and rate the recipe to help others find the right one! I love to see your results on my recipes, so if you post an image on instagram, don’t forget to use the hashtag #wonderveganrecipe and tag me @wondervegan so I can check it out.