how to: lilac sugar


“Stop stop stop! Pull over!!”

I almost made Dayne crash our car because of my excitement from seeing a fully blooming lilac bush still in tact.

Thank goodness we did not die on the way home from getting a little Sunday night ice cream treat to devour while watching Game of Thrones.

I can’t remember where I originally saw this idea but I thought it was pure genius and had to be shared with everyone immediately. I’ve always been so bummed at how short lilacs tend to be around in the spring but this is such a beautiful way to be able to keep the scent around long into fall.




lilac sugar

  • lilac petals
  • granulated sugar
  • jar with a tight lid
  1. Layer sugar and lilac petals in your jar
  2. Store in a cool, dark place for a few days, shaking your jar every now and then.
  3. Sift the lilac petals out and you’re lilac sugar is ready!

to use: replace plain sugar with lilac sugar anywhere you want a light floral note. perfect for tea, baking cupcakes or cookies, etc. let your imagination go wild!