How to Make Magnolia Syrup: A Fragrant and Floral Recipe for Sweetening Your Day
Discover the spiritual benefits of magnolia flowers and learn to make Magnolia Syrup, a simple and delicious addition to your morning routine.
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Magnolias are an ancient species - so ancient that they are pollinated by beetles! A fact I recently learned from a friend of mine.
We have a giant, beautiful Magnolia in our backyard, and for the past few years, she has tried to flower in late March and has been thwarted by an early frost.
This year was the first in many years that she was able to fully bloom to completion.
When the flowers started falling to the ground, I knew it was my chance to go collect some petals to use in a magnolia flower preparation (that I'd heard about on Instagram!). I chose to make flower syrup!
Why make a magnolia syrup?
I did it for a fun Spring activity, and to work with the spiritual benefits of Magnolia flowers.
Magnolias represent faith, hope, and perseverance.
While a traditional flower essence is prepared differently, I believe you can still receive the energetic and spiritual benefits of the flower in any herbal preparation.
Thus, working with Magnolia Flowers can help restore and renew one's sense of faith, help renew their spirituality, and assist in allowing one to remain hopeful for the future. Magnolia can also assist with renewing perseverance in a nurturing, mothering, and supportive way.
To make the syrup, I mostly followed this recipe, and doubled it because I collected more flower petals than needed!Magnolia syrup is a sweet and floral syrup with a light, ginger-y taste that can be used as a sweetener in your tea or coffee, in sparkling waters, or in adult beverage preparations. Making magnolia syrup is really easy to do, and the result is a beautiful and fragrant syrup that can become a fun activity for springtime!
Here's a quick and easy recipe for making magnolia syrup.
What You'll Need
- Sweetener. The recipe I used called for golden brown sugar. I used a mix of dark brown and white.
- Roughly 1-2 cups of Magnolia flower petals that are still pink. You don't need much. Collect petals that are separate from the inner bud - this part is bitter.
- Kitchen scale, if weighing
- Saucepan and spoon
- Fine mesh strainer. Like this.
- Jar or container to store your syrup. I used a canning jar at first, and then ordered these fancy flip-top bottles, which I love!
Magnolia Flower Syrup Recipe
- 1 cup magnolia petals
- 1 cup granulated sugar - I used half dark brown, half white sugar
- 1 cup water