Recipe by Anemone

I like dandelions; not in the middle of my yard, but my day is ALWAYS brighter when either of my kids give me a handful of bright yellow flowers. And learning that I can EAT them make them all the cooler! I think this syrup has a deeper flavor than the sugary stuff you get at the store (although it's not health food!) Found it in a magazine or newspaper, years ago.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 250 dandelion flowers (untreated with chemicals)
  • 1 lemon, juice of
  • 8 cups water
  • 5 cups granulated sugar


  1. Bring dandelion heads, lemon juice and water to a boil in a large pot.
  2. Reduce heat to medium low, cover and simmer for an hour.
  3. Remove from heat. Let stand, covered, overnight.
  4. Strain mixture, and put the dandelion heads in your composter :).
  5. Add sugar and bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat. Uncover and simmer for about an hour, or until thickened to the consistancy of maple syrup.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a