Want to make your own dandelion honey? That's a really great idea! Whether you're looking for a vegan alternative to honey, just want to try something new, want to end the exploitation of animals or want to take a stand against bee mortality - you'll find the right recipe here!
Find out in this article what ingredients you need and how you should proceed to make your own syrup or honey from dandelions!
Tip: Dandelion honey could also be called Our grandparents' sustainable life hack call. Because even they often made this alternative themselves, because classic honey from honey bees was much more expensive at the time.
What ingredients do I need for dandelion honey?
Fortunately, you only need very few and above all inexpensive ingredients to make your own vegan honey from dandelions. For one liter of dandelion honey (just convert it as needed) you basically need:
- 3 handfuls of dandelion flowers (best freshly collected)
- 1 liter water
- 1 kg sugar
- 1/2 lemon
How do I go about making dandelion honey?
If you want to make your own dandelion honey, you already know the ingredients. Then let's go straight to the instructions for your home-made honey alternative. Don't worry: it looks like more effort than it actually is! Just proceed as follows:
- Collect dandelion flowers
- Wash the flowers and place in a pan with the water
- Leave the mixture to stand for 2 hours
- Put pot on the stove and bring mixture to a boil briefly
- Leave the mixture to cool and infuse overnight
- Pour the resulting tea through a sieve
- Pour the liquid into a pan with the sugar
- Grate lemon peel into the pot with grater
- Halve the peeled lemon and add the juice of half a lemon to the pot
- Place the pan on the stove and bring to the boil over a high heat, stirring regularly
- As soon as the liquid boils, simply simmer over a low heat
- Stir again and again until a firmer syrup has formed (patience required)
- In the meantime, it is best to prepare the containers
- Take a spoonful (as soon as the liquid thickens, the honey is ready)
- Leave the mixture to cool slightly and pour into the jars. That's it!
The homemade dandelion honey now has an eternal shelf life due to the sugar content.
Too liquid? Then you should leave your liquid to boil a little longer. This is because the longer you boil the dandelion honey, the firmer or harder it becomes.
Making vegan dandelion honey yourself made easy
A simple recipe that everyone should try at least once, right? Now your homemade honey made from dandelion flowers should be ready and bottled. In my opinion it comes very close to the real bee honey not only visually but also in taste.
Did these instructions help you and did everything work? Either way, I look forward to your feedback, experiences and suggestions for improvement in the comments.
Stay animal-friendly and sustainable,
PS.: You want to know, why i live vegan? Then just look at the linked post now.