Lilac Infused Sugar

Happy Sunday all.  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.

I am so excited this week sweet friends...  Spring has finally arrived in our garden and so has the intoxicating fragrance of my lilacs.  This year I am excessively happy to be able to celebrate their arrival since last year's spring-like temperatures caused my lilac bushes to break dormancy prematurely and sudden below freezing temperatures stopped their new growth.  I was so heartbroken!!  And if you are a gardener like me, you know that lilac season is a very special time of the year.  We truly wait all year for their magnificent beauty and fragrance blessed our gardens because when lilacs are in full bloom, you better get out of their way!!!  Their enchanting show is short but unforgettable. 

A similar weather pattern repeated this winter so at the first sign of warm weather in the middle of February, I had my husband cover all of our lilac bushes.  I was not going to take a chance this time.  And hubby knows just how much these pretty flowers mean to me. 

This year, my lilac bushes seem to have multiplied its flowers.  I could not believe the amount of florets that each bush had this season.  It was almost as if I was being rewarded for last year's disappointment.  

Having an abundance of its pretty blooms this spring, I looked into ways to preserve its blooms.  One of the ideas I found on Pinterest, was to make sugar infused with lilacs.  What an great idea!!!  So so simple...  A wonderful way to infused your tea or baked goods with its sweet fragrance.

How to Make Lilac Sugar

  • sugar, as much as you'd like
  • lilac petals, as much as you'd like, start with about ½ cup for the size jar pictured
  • jar
  1. Making lilac sugar is very easy and simple, just layer the lilac petals in a mason jar. Along with granulated sugar, how much you need will depend on how big your mason jar is. Place the closed jar in a dark dry place.
  2. Every day gently shake the jar to mix the sugar.
  3. After the sugar is dry (this may take about a week or more) sift the sugar using a mesh strainer, to separate the dried lilac petals from the flavored sugar. This may take some time, so use a spoon. Lilac sugar can be used in tea or baking. Or any other creative use you can come up with. 

I hope you enjoyed the pretty lilac show.

Thank you for being here today.  I wish you all a blessed week.



  1. Loving your lilac's! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  2. Thanks most sincerely for sharing such loveliness, darling Janet !!!

    Wishing you a great week to come,
    I'm sending blessings across the many miles

    XOXO Dany

  3. Mmmm! Lilac Sugar sounds heavenly. . .thank you for sharing this idea, Janet. And I just love your photos of your lilacs!

  4. Thank you for sharing this! Now I can't wait for my lilacs to bloom! What a great idea!

  5. What a neat idea! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  6. Sounds wonderful and your photos are AMAZING!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  7. I love lilacs! Thank you for the recipe! Gorgeous photos like always!


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