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Sweet honey, infused with spicy peppers is easy to make and totally addictive! If you love sweet and spicy flavors, then I’m giving you fair warning…after one taste, you’re going to want to drizzle Hot Honey on just about everything!
You may be thinking thinking that the combination of honey and peppers is strange but I can assure you, it’s pure magic. Recently, I was introduced to Hot Honey and I fell completely, head over heals IN LOVE.
I’ve always had a passion for sweet and savory flavors and now, I’ve got a whole new “thing” for sweet and hot. If you’re one of those folks who like hot sauce, then it’s time to up your flavor game and Hot Honey is how to do it! This recipe is extremely simple and takes just minutes to make.
I made my version of Hot Honey with Jalapeños and red pepper flakes but you can change out the type of pepper if you want to make the honey hotter. Once you’ve made the recipe and let your beautiful concoction cool, just put it in a jar with a lid and store it in the fridge.
Ingredients Needed To Make Hot Honey
As I said, after just one taste of Hot Honey, you’re going to want to drizzle it on just about anything and everything. It’s great on chicken, biscuits, cornbread, pizza, waffles, pancakes and it’s outrageously good in vinaigrette salad dressing. For a real flavor boost, add a spoonful to iced tea or mulled cider when the weather turns cool. Just let your imagination run wild!
This recipe only needs 3 super simple ingredients, it’s delicious and simple to make!
- Pasteurized honey – I like to use clover honey
- red chili flakes
How To Make Hot Honey
This recipe is ridiculously easy to make! Start by adding honey to a medium sized pot. Add in your Jalapeño slices and red pepper flakes. Over medium heat, let pot simmer for 5 minutes. Turn off heat and let cool in pot. When cooled, place in a jar with lid and store in refrigerator until ready to serve.
People Often Ask..
Regular, plain honey keeps for a super long time, it has a shelf life of 2 years! While Hot Honey doesn’t keep quite as long, it does have a pretty long shelf life. This recipe will keep in an airtight mason jar for up to 3 months!
What Recipes Go With Hot Honey? Try these…
- Sweet Heat BBQ Chicken
- Ultimate Pulled Pork Nachos
- Herb Butter Roasted Chicken and Potatoes
- Ham and Cheese Egg Cups
- Sausage and Cheese Bread
- Fried Squash
- Slow Cooker Balsamic Brown Sugar Pork Roast
- 12 ounces pasteurized honey
- 2 Jalapeño pepper – sliced
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- To a medium size pot, add honey, Jalapeño slices and red pepper flakes. Over medium heat, simmer for 5 minutes. Turn off heat and let cool in pot.
- When cooled, place in a jar with lid and store in refrigerator until ready to serve.
In the comment section you mentioned to strain the cooled “hot honey” before pouring it into the mason jar. You omitted that in your instructions. Could you substitute & use other chili peppers to change the flavor & level of heat of the “hot honey” (habanero, ghost pepper, chipotle, serano, thai chili…)?
How long do you let cool before straining?
Hey there Monica!
Thank you for your interest in this recipe, I think you’re going to love it, there are so many delicious uses for Hot Honey! I usually let it cool for about 10 minutes before I strain it into a jar, the honey can be warm still, but not so hot that it will burn you. I hope this helps, let me know how everything turns out if you give this recipe a try, I’d love to hear what you think!
My husband and I love super spicy concoctions. I made this with habaneros. Yes we drizzle it on everything from cornbread to chicken to quesadillas. AMAZING!!
I am absolutely thrilled to hear y’all are liking this recipe! Thank you so much for your rating and support!
How long does this keep??
It will keep about 4-5 weeks in the fridge.
I am making this for one of my son-in-laws and know he will love it! Quick question: Do you strain it after simmering or does it all go in the jar? Thanks!
Yes, I do strain it. I hope your son in law likes it. I drizzled it over pizza this past weekend and it was awesome. Keep me posted!
Have a great day,
I certainly will!
I will definitely be making this….
Thanks so much for sharing!!
Awesome, Diane! I know you’ll love it. I had it on fried okra last night. Good heavens that was good. Let me know how you serve it.
Thanks so much and have a great weekend!