Spring is in the air! The seemingly eternal icicles are melting off of your roof, brown trees are turning green, and barren bushes have flower buds popping up every day. If you already have a little spring in your step, why not put some spring in your food, too? There are many flowers that are both pretty and edible. Whether you love lavender, prefer the light flavor of rose, or opt for elderberry, there”s a recipe for everyone in the list below. Which will you try first?
1. Cheese-Filled Squash Blossoms
Not only do these appetizers look beautiful, but OMG so much cheese.
2. Rocky Road Rose Fudge
This recipe is totally organic and raw.
3. Chamomile Wine
This drink is perfect for a spring brunch (or lunch…or dinner!).
4. Sweet Violet Syrup
Add this violet syrup to club soda, lemonade, cakes, or icings for a colorful and unique kick.
5. Tulip Ice Cream Bowls
This is a pretty presentation your guests will never forget.
6. Lillet Rose Spring Cocktail
This cocktail is almost too pretty to drink!
7. Earl Grey Cake with Chocolate Lavender Icing
Tea-flavored cake with lavender icing?! I”m trying this recipe ASAP.
8. Onion and Dandelion Ravioli
And you thought the weeds in your yard were pesky! Dandelion greens are healthy and delicious.
9. Edible Flower Popsicles
These pretty pops are flavored with stevia and orange blossom water.
10. Elderflower Mojito Cocktail
Mojitos are refreshing summer drinks: add a bit of elderflower for flavor and elegance.
11. Violet Macarons with Vanilla and Violet Buttercream Filling
Can”t get enough violet? This recipe is for you.
12. Syrenersaft-Lilac Cordial
Although cordial usually refers to liqueur, this tasty drink is alcohol-free.
13. Lavender Honey Grilled Chicken
This chicken is encrusted with lavender blossoms and fresh ground pepper.
14. Strawberry Hibiscus Tea Lemonade
This pretty, floral, and fruity drink has me hankering for summer.
15. Blackberry Borage Fool
Borage flowers are hard to come by, but they”re said to have healing powers.
16. Lavender Rose Ice Cream
I”d be willing to bet that this DIY ice cream would taste great with a warm, gooey brownie.
17. Strawberry Elderflower Cake
This super-sweet cake gets a sour kick from vinegar in the icing and batter.
I”m drooling over the lavender and rose ice cream recipe. I love floral flavors in both food and drink, so I”m going to try each and every one of these before it gets cold again!