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Beautiful & Seasonal Lilac flower recipes
Lilac flowers are an edible flower abundant in the springtime. After we planted a lilac hedge, I was looking for ways to use up these pretty flowers other than having them at our table. You can use lilacs as an ingredient in many kitchen recipes, as well as home body care products.
Lilacs have a fragrant scent that can be infused into your kitchen
Tips for harvesting lilac flowers
- You can harvest any color, but the purple have the most vibrant color
- Make sure your lilac flowers haven’t been sprayed
- Pick in the early morning with cooler temperatures, rather than the heat of the day
- Wash and dry your flowers before use
- Handle them gently
This post shares recipes for culinary lilac recipes and even lilac wine!
Here are 10 great lilac flower recipes & uses
I love this drink & lilac syrup recipe from Holly & Flora
Lilac Honey Cake from Homespun Seasonal Living
Lilac Sugar from Honest Cooking
Beautiful lilac flower cheesecake from the Unconventional Baker
Lilac Jelly from Makkas Kitchen
Wine recipe from And Here we Are
Meringues with Lilac & Lemon Curd from Nitty Gritty Life
Make a Lilac cocktail from Deco Tartelette
Yummy Lilac custard tarts from Gather Victoria
Another Creamy lilac dessert from Gather Victoria
What is your favorite way to use lilacs?
If you’d like more edible flower recipes read this post.
My name is Isis Loran, creator of the Family Food Garden. I’ve been gardening for over 10 years now and push the limits of our zone 5 climates. I love growing heirlooms & experimenting with hundreds of varieties, season extending, crunchy homesteading and permaculture.