Homemade Wild Violet Syrup

How To Make Wild Violet Syrup From Scratch

Our wild violets have bloomed in all of their purple-blue glory, which means it’s time to make wild violet syrup! I love watching them wash over the orchard, it’s so beautiful. We’ve spent hours picking them lately for syrup, bread, and to be dried into tea. We wanted to share one of our favorite violet recipes in case you have a bunch that you don’t know what to do with.
 
 
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Homemade Wild Violet Syrup

 
 

Is It Safe To Eat Wild Violets?

 
Make sure you know what wild violets look like and don’t confuse them with African violets, the ones that are safe to eat have heart-shaped jagged leaves and purple flowers although they can come in many shades and even white. They grow in zones 3-9 in shady places.
 
 
Wild Violets are full of vitamin A & C (they contain more vitamin C by weight than oranges) and other vitamins and minerals.
 

What Is Wild Violet Syrup Used For?

 
Wild violet syrup can be used for all kinds of things! You can take a spoonful to soothe a sore throat, dry cough, or lymphatic stagnation. You can also add some to sparkling water or lemonade. You can even put some in desserts like cakes and frosting. 
 

What Can You Make With Wild Violets?

 

Wild violets can be made into jelly, syrup, tea, violet vinegar, candied flowers, baked into bread and cakes, and you can even freeze them in ice cubes to jazz up your drink.

How To Make Wild Violet Syrup

What You Need To Make Wild Violet Syrup

To make this wild violet syrup you are going to need: 

Wild Violet Syrup Recipe

1 cup of wild violets
2 cups of boiling water
1 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice

 

Directions:

Step 1: Preparing Wild Violets

Pick the violets, remove stems, leaves, and as much of the greens as you can. Wash them gently and let them dry.

 

Step 2: Steeping Wild Violets 

Fill the canning jar with 1 cup of flowers, meanwhile, boil water. Pour water over flowers, you will begin to see the color bleed into the water.

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Step 3:

Cover the jars and allow them to steep for 24 hours out of direct sunlight. 

 
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Step 4: Strain Jar Contents

Strain the contents through a fine strainer, into a bowl or large measuring cup. You can discard flowers, you can throw them away or simply compost them as we do.

Step 5: Getting The Purple Color

Add lemon juice to the strained liquid, a drop or two at a time until the blue turns purple.

Step 6: Making Wild Violet Syrup

Place liquid in a pan and add sugar, bring to a boil, whisk until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and pour into a clean sterilized jar with a lid. Store in refrigerator.

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How To Make Wild Violet Syrup From Scratch

How To Make Wild Violets Syrup

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of wild violets
  • 2 cups of boiling water
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Pick the violets, remove stems, leaves, and as much of the greens as you can. Wash them gently and let them dry.
  2. Fill the canning jar with 1 cup of flowers, meanwhile, boil water. Pour water over flowers, you will begin to see the color bleed into the water.
  3. Cover the jars and allow them to steep for 24 hours out of direct sunlight. 
  4. Strain the contents through a fine strainer, into a bowl or large measuring cup. You can discard flowers, you can throw them away or simply compost them as we do.
  5. Add lemon juice to the strained liquid, a drop or two at a time until the blue turns purple.
  6. Place liquid in a pan and add sugar, bring to a boil, whisk until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and pour into a clean sterilized jar with a lid. Store in refrigerator.
 
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1 thought on “How To Make Wild Violet Syrup From Scratch”

  1. This looks like a nice easy way to make some delicious syrup. As far as I know, wild violets don’t grow where I live, but I would love to give this a try someday. Perhaps I could make something similar with other edible flowers.

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