How To Make Dandelion Jelly

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Dandelions do you love them or hate them?  You can spend a lot of money trying to eliminate them from growing in your lawn, while other people think they are beautiful.  Myself I love dandelions!  I don’t see them as a pest at all rather a beautiful and helpful herb.

Do you know that you can make a lovely jelly from dandelion flowers?  Yes really you can and it’s so easy to make dandelion jelly to!  This jelly has become a family favourite of ours because it tastes just like honey with just a hint of lemon.  We use it on toast, biscuits, and even in tea as a replacement for honey sometimes.

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How To Make Dandelion Jelly


Dandelions in a bowl | www.homestead-acres.com
The first thing you will need to do is of course, gather the dandelion flowersYou want just the flower heads and not the stems.

This is a great job to get kids helping with!  After all, they love picking flowers anyway right?  Make sure to gather your flowers in an area that is clean, not near the side of the road or where pets have been kept.

Cut dandelions | www.homestead-acres.com

After you’ve picked a nice sized bowl of dandelion flowers you need to cut off the green part of the flower.

cutting dandelions | www.homestead-acres.com

I cut it close to the base and then remove any remaining green parts with my fingers, they slide off pretty easy.  I’ve always been told that it can make the jelly bitter if you leave the green parts on so I removed them to be on the safe side.

Dandelion flowers | www.homestead-acres.com

After you’ve measured out 2 cups of the flower petals it’s time to make the dandelion tea. Yes, I said tea! You first need to steep the dandelion flower petals to make a tea and then you turn that liquid into jelly

Click to the next page to see how to make your dandelion tea (it’s really easy!) and get your printable jelly recipe.

Dandelion jelly is simply amazing! It tastes just like honey with a hint of lemon. We just love this on toast, biscuits and even as a sweetener for herbal teas! | www.homestead-acres.com
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Kim Mills is a homeschooling mom of 6 and lives on an urban homestead in Ontario, Canada. Blogging at Homestead Acres she enjoys sharing tips to help you save money, grow and preserve your own food.

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