Violet season is a very fleeting and magical season. Making violet sugar is very simple, and you can use it in many different ways - add it to your coffee or tea, bake with it, coat the rim of your margarita or cocktail with it…even make a Violet Body Sugar Scrub with it if you're extra ambitious!
All you need is:
-1 cup of fresh violet petals
-2 cups of granulated sugar
1.) Pick the petals off your fresh picked violets, discarding the stem and stepal (green parts!)
2.) Add 2 cups of sugar and the 1 cup of petals to your food processor, and pulse until both sugar and petals are broken down and blended evenly together.
3.) Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and pour the violet sugar evenly on the sheet. Cover with cheese cloth or paper towel and let it dry out - usually 1-2 days depending on the humidity in the room (I let mine sit in the oven overnight because I was worried it might attract ants). I also stirred mine around randomly throughout the day to rotate the sugar a little, making sure every little granule gets dry!
Store in an airtight container and room temperature. If your sugar was properly dried, it should have a shelf life of about a year.