Lavender Vanilla Jelly

Lavender Vanilla Jelly

This Lavender Vanilla Jelly hits all of the right notes. It’s deliciously sweet, and the floral notes of lavender help give it a light and wholesome feeling. You’ll want to spread this on just about everything, and we won’t stop you!


6 x 1 cup (250 ml) jars


30 minutes


4 to 6 minutes


What you need

  • 3 cups (720 ml) water
  • ⅓ cup (10 g) dried lavender
  • 1 vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped
  • 1 tsp (1 g) lemon zest
  • 5 cups (1 kg bag) Redpath ® QuickSet for Jam
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) lemon juice


1. Wash six 1 cup (250 millilitres) canning jars, lids and rings. Place the jars in a large pot and cover by 1 inch (2.5 centimetres) with water. Set the pot over high heat and bring to a boil for 10 minutes. Place the lids and rings in a bowl and cover with boiled water; jars, lids and rings can remain in the hot water until ready to fill.

2. Combine the water, lavender, vanilla bean, vanilla seeds and lemon zest in a medium pot. Set over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Cover and set aside to steep for ½ hour.

3. Place a small saucer in the freezer to chill for testing the gelling point of the jelly.

4. Strain the lavender liquid into a large pot and add the Redpath ® QuickSet for Jam and lemon juice. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Stirring continuously, boil the liquid for 4 minutes.

5. Remove from heat and place a small amount of the jelly on the chilled saucer. Return to freezer and check consistency of jelly after 1 minute. If not gelling to desired thickness return to a boil, checking consistency every 2 minutes.

6. Once at desired consistency, remove from heat and skim off any foam from the top while continuing to stir.

7. Pour hot jelly into sterilized jars to within ¼ inch (5 millimetres) of the tops. Wipe the rim of the jar with a clean cloth, place the lids on and seal with the rings hand tight. Allow to rest undisturbed for 12 hours. Store in the refrigerator for up to 6 months.

Lavender Jelly - How To-5

Lavender Jelly - Web Ready Hero


  • Try experimenting with other types of flowers, such as elderflower or hibiscus. Most health food stores will sell a range of dried edible flowers, often sold as herbal teas.