Carnation syrup

Preparation info

  • makes

    600 ml

    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Scented Kitchen: Cooking with Flowers

The Scented Kitchen

By Frances Bissell

Published 2012

  • About

This easily made syrup can be used to flavour all manner of creams, custards, ice-creams and sorbets.


  • 400 ml/14 fl oz water
  • 50 g/2 oz clove pink or carnation petals
  • 400 g/14 oz granulated sugar


Boil the water, pour it over the flower petals and leave overnight. Then put all the ingredients in a saucepan and heat gently until the sugar has dissolved. Bring to the boil, simmer for 2 or 3 minutes before removing from the heat and leave until cold. Strain, bottle and label.