This weekend, I made something awesome. Sticky…yes, but getting your hands a little dirty is probably the hardest thing you will have to overcome when it comes to making your own infused honey.
I came across an image of some honey jars with fresh green herbs in them, and they looked so pretty and delicious that I had to try it out myself. To be made as a gift or a tasty accessory in the kitchen, read on to learn how to make your own infused honey!
I went to the grocery store and picked up some ingredients to start the infusion process. When I was choosing, I thought about some different flavor combinations that would hit the taste buds right.
Here is a list of some different ingredients you could use:
When it comes to picking out a honey to use, I went with an orange blossom honey. Next time I might try a wildflower honey for a different flavor!
What you need
Jars (I recycled some old glass spice jars and just peeled off the label. They were the perfect size! Mason jars are a good option too.)
Herbs & spices
Paper & twine to label
I chose to do three different kinds of honey: lavender & vanilla, thyme, and ginger & mint. It’s fun to experiment with different combinations, so get creative and try a few out!
Fill your glass jars with your ingredients. The more you use, the stronger the flavor will be, and the less you use, a more mild flavor will result. I made sure to peel the ginger before placing it in with the mint to achieve more flavor.
Take your honey and pour it over the ingredients in the jars. When the jar is halfway full, give the ingredients a stir with a wooden spoon, then continue filling to the top. Once all of your jars have been filled, cover with a lid and allow the flavors to infuse for at least 5 days. The longer you wait, the more flavorful your honey will be.
I labeled my jars using some twine and brown paper. These little honey jars make for the perfect gift!
Strain the honey with a cheesecloth before use. You can add the honey to hot tea or coffee, mix it in with some homemade granola, or use it to bake and cook with! I love how easy infused honey is to make and how many ways you can use it. My favorite way so far is to drizzle some of the lavender & vanilla honey over some vanilla ice cream…mmm, so good!
Do you have any other flavor suggestions or ways to use infused honey? We would love to hear!
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