Thirsty Thursday

DSC_0082Today’s thirst quencher is…

Lavender Milk

Yeah, I know, it looks like a glass of bog standard milk, but believe me, it isn’t.  It is light, frothy and fragrant, like drinking a cloud suffused with flowers.

It’s been my number one non-alcoholic summer drink since I found the recipe in a magazine last year, and I drink gallons of it, choosing to forget the sugar content, and convincing myself it must be healthy.

I pick the lavender heads from my garden (sorry bees) and making the syrup fills the kitchen with their scent. The syrup lasts for ages if kept in the fridge, so I make a biggish batch and it lasts for half the summer 🙂

To make the syrup just melt 100g of sugar in 100ml of water. Once the liquid is clarified add the flowers of 10 lavender heads (stalks removed) and leave for a minute or two on a very low simmer.  Remove the liquid from the heat and leave to infuse for about 40 minutes or so.  Then you can strain off the liquid into a sterilised container, seal it up, and store it in the fridge.

To make the Lavender Milk you need:

A handful of ice-cubes

As much milk as you fancy (i use semi-skimmed, but it’s your choice!)

Lavender syrup to taste

You can, of course, mix it all up in a glass, but I just bung it all in the blender and give it a good ol’ whizz.  Bob’s your uncle… A glassful of Summer!  Enjoy x

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2 thoughts on “Thirsty Thursday

  1. My daughter gave me a lavender cookbook and a batch of lemon-lavender cookies she made, which I loved….but my partner Steve tasted them and said, “It’s like eating Ladies’ Soap!” I asked at a Farmer’s Market about that, and apparently there are different kinds of lavender with different ‘potency’, some used for cooking, some for soaps and oils and lotions.

    • Hehe.. My husbands not as keen On It as I am either. We’ve got five different types of lavender in the garden and I just pick a mixture of whichever looks best. I did make some lavender biccies once but they didn’t turn out great (my baking rather than the recipe methinks!) What a lovely present for you though 😄

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