Unlock a world of sizzling sensations with this mouthwatering Hot Honey Recipe. This 2-ingredient blend combines the sweetness of golden honey with a peppery twist, creating a flavor explosion.
Hot honey is perfect as a glaze for grilled meats or a drizzle over crispy chicken, this homemade Hot Honey recipe adds delectable heat to your favorite dishes. Elevate your culinary creations and embrace the irresistible blend of spicy and sweet with our Hot Honey recipe.
Why You’ll love this Hot Honey Recipe
Just about any way you use honey, you can use this homemade hot honey.
- There are so many ways to use hot honey. Just some are mentioned above. See more below.
- Hot honey keeps for a long time.
- This spicy honey makes a great gift.
- It’s made with just two ingredients.
- You are in control of the heat. Easily make it hotter if that suits your taste.
Is hot honey the same as regular honey?
Hot honey is just regular honey that has been infused with dried chili peppers. This homemade hot honey recipe uses crushed red chili pepper flakes so they can be easily strained out.
The result is a sweet honey with a spicy kick.
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How do I make hot honey?
Making hot honey couldn’t be easier. With just two ingredients it comes together quickly. Be very careful when heating the honey. If you bring it to a boil it will begin to thicken, almost to the point it’s unusable.
Pro Tip: The best utensil to use when making hot honey is a rubber spatula. Why? Because a wooden spoon could harbor moisture which will taint the honey.
What kind of honey should you use to make hot honey?
You want to use neutral honey for homemade hot honey, not a flavored or infused one such as lavender or vanilla. After all, you’re making an infused spicy honey. Any plain honey will work beautifully. The honey I’m using is straight from the hive of a beekeeper friend.
What’s the best chili to use?
My personal preference is to use chilies in dried form. Whether they be chili pepper flakes or dried chilies.
Using fresh chilies will result in moisture being added to the honey, which will cause it to spoil.
How can I use hot honey?
There are so many ways to use this hot honey recipe. Drizzle hot honey sauce over warm biscuits or this easy make-ahead version of biscuits, fried chicken, over a fresh fruit salad, add it to a charcuterie board with cheese and crackers, toss it with vegetables, or drizzle it over cornbread.
PRO TIP: If you like heat and want hotter honey, don’t strain it. Leave the chili flakes in the honey. As it sits, the heat will increase. You can strain it at any time. The shelf life would be shorter the longer you leave the chili flakes in the honey.
How do you store hot honey?
I like to use 8-ounce glass jars or jelly jars because they are perfect for gift-giving. Include a honey dipper to complete the gift.
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Hot Honey Recipe
- 1 cup honey
- 1 tablespoon dried chili pepper flakes
- In a medium saucepan over medium heat combine the honey and dried chili pepper flakes.
- Heat the honey mixture to just about boiling, but do not boil, stirring frequently so it doesn't burn.
- Stir over heat for 10 minutes, then remove from heat to cool completely. Taste for spiciness. If you're happy with the heat, strain the chili flakes and store in a glass container.
- If you prefer more heat, store in a glass jar with the chili flakes. Stir and taste after a few days. Once you reach the heat level you desire, strain the chili flakes and store the hot honey.
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