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Vegan honey (dandelion dyrup)
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 20 mins
Total Time
1 hr 50 mins
A vegan alternative to honey made on the dandelion flower. Has a distinct taste of honey and if you want, a freshness of lemon.
Course: Breakfast, Sides
Cuisine: Vegan
Servings: 2 jars (total 8 dl)
  • 100 g dandelion petals the yellow leaves from the flowers
  • 600 ml water
  • 1 lemon lemon zest + lemon juice (optional
  • 1 liter caster sugar
  1. Remove the yellow leaves from the flowers until you have about 100g of petals.
  2. Rinse the petals in cold water and remove any small insects.
  3. Put the petals and lemon zest in a pot and add 6 dl of water.
  4. Bring to a boil and simmer on low heat for about 20 minutes.
  5. Allow to cool and then strain the leaves and pour in the liquid in a clean pot.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Pour into clean, preferably warm, jars.
  9. Let cool slightly before you closes the lid.
  10. Store unopened jar dark and cool, opened jar is stored in the refrigerator.