Acacia Flower Syrup


During spring you'll see those beautiful white flowers everywhere and they smell AMAZING. Try this acacia flower syrup, cause they also taste amazing!

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Acacia flower syrup
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2019-05-18, this recipe is for 6 people and takes 1 hours 40 minutes.

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Updated at: 05-06-2023

1 hours 40 minutes 6 people Desserts
Acacia flower syrup


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  • 1 liter water
  • 4 large handful of acacia flowers, you can easily pick them yourself. Depending on where you live, you can pick the flowers in May/June.
  • 400 gram sugar
  • half a lemon
Acacia flower syrup ingredients
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  • large pan
  • fine sieve
  • clean kitchen towel
  • airtight jars or bottles, make sure they're sterile. You can easily cook them in boiling water for a few minutes to make sure they're sterile.

Acacia Flower Syrup

1 hours 40 minutes 6 people Desserts

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Preparation -- 40 minutes

Remove the stems from the flowers and add the flowers to a large pan. You can rinse the flowers first, this is not necessary. This depends on where you picked the flowers.

Chop the lemon into large chunks and add them to the pan along with 1 liter water. Bring to a boil and let it simmer on low heat for half an hour.  

Acacia flower syrup
Acacia flower syrup

Finishing the acacia flower syrup -- 1 hour + waiting time

Turn the heat off and let it rest for about 2 hours, this way the water will be even more flavourful. Sieve the water to get rid of the flowers, to be absolutely sure the water is clear you can use a clean kitchen towel.  

Making acacia flower syrup 1
Making acacia flower syrup 1
Msking acacia flower syrup 2
Making acacia flower syrup 2

Add 400 gram sugar to the tasty water and bring to a boil again. Let it reduce to about half, or until you've reached the desired thickness. Divide the syrup over the jars or bottles while it's still warm.

You can store the syrup for a very long time. You can use the syrup for cakes, pies and other baking. Or pour the syrup over pancakes, yogurt or even in you tea or a cold glass of water with some ice cubes.

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