You have probably tried Lavender lemonade, maybe an iced Lavender latte or even a Lavender-infused cocktail. As I’m sitting here on a muggy 85 ° day in the Pacific Northwest, any of those chilled options sound delish! However, I need to beat the heat and I am not up for a lot of effort. Instead, I will reach for the Lavender/Stevia infused ice cubes in the freezer, to add to either some Santa Cruz Lemonade, Trader Joe’s cold brew or maybe use the Lavender ice cubes to make a refreshing Margarita. Lavender-flavored ice cubes are a must have for these sweltering summer days and so easy to make in advance. When you are hot and tired, mixing up a cool Lavender-infused drink is a breeze. Just make sure you use Culinary Lavender, so your delicious drinks don’t taste too much like perfume. (If you need Culinary Lavender, we've got you coverred: https://lavenderluvies.com/inc/sdetail/6254/6256 ) The Stevia leaf isn’t a deal breaker, but I like to sweeten the Lavender ice cubes just a touch. Adding Lavender/Stevia infused ice cubes to a cold-brew latte is my ultimate go-to on a sunny summer afternoon. I hope you enjoy adding these frozen Lavender treats to your favorite summertime beverage!
Lavender Infused Ice Cubes
Pour 3 cups of boiling water over 3 teaspoons of dried Culinary Lavender (or 1 cup Fresh Lavender) and 1 large Stevia leaf.
Let steep for 5 minutes.
Strain through fine sieve, pour into ice cube molds and freeze.
Here are a few more Favorite Lavender Recipes to Enjoy!
Herbs de Provence Balls
1 cup Butter – room temperature
2 cups Powdered Sugar
2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
2 cups All-Purpose Flour
¼ teaspoon Baking Powder
1 cup Chopped Pecans
1 Tablespoon Herbs de Provence or Culinary Lavender
Cream together butter, ½ cup sugar and vanilla.
Sift flour and baking powder into mixture.
Stir in pecans and Herbs de Provence.
Shape into 1-inch balls and bake in 300° oven
until golden brown, about 15 minutes.
Roll slightly warm cookies in remaining powdered sugar.
Lavender Sugar Cookies
1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
¾ cup sugar
¼ teaspoon baking powder
¾ cup softened butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon Lavender Flowers
Whisk flour, sugar, and baking powder together.
Stir in softened butter and egg until smooth.
Add vanilla extract and Lavender Flowers.
Bake in 350 ° preheated oven until edges turn light golden brown, 10-15 minutes.
1 tablespoon dried lavender flowers
OR 1 handful fresh lavender flowers
1 cup sugar
2 cups boiling water for infusion
1 ½ cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
2+ cups cold water and Ice
Pour sugar over Lavender Flowers and gently rub
sugar into Lavender.
Pour 2 cups boiling water over Lavender sugar.
Cover and infuse for 30 minutes to several hours.
Strain infusion and stir in lemon juice.
Add cold water and ice (or Lavender-infused ice cubes!)
~Adjust sweetness as needed~