You may not have heard of this delicious treat but once you give it a try, it will become a new favorite! Whipped honey is simple to make right at home and is also great way to use crystallized honey.
I always love using the honey from our bees in new ways in the kitchen. I use honey to replace refined sugar in most baking recipes, to drizzle on homemade yogurt and granola, and to slather on just about every baked good that comes out of the oven.
We have jars of honey tucked here and there in our kitchen. We harvest enough to last us through winter until the following autumn harvest. By the end of the year, though, some of our honey will begin to crystallize.
Depending on several factors including what the bees foraged on during the summer and storage temperature, raw honey can crystallize over time. This is completely normal and doesn’t harm the honey but can make it more difficult to use. It’s very simple to decrystallize the honey and bring it back to liquid form. You can read all about it in this post.
Instead of warming the honey to decrystallize it, whipping it is another option. This method takes less time and the result is a unique way to enjoy honey. Give it a try!
What is Whipped Honey?
- Whipped honey is often called creamed honey but no, there’s not actually cream in it. It just looks creamy.
- There’s only one ingredient, honey!
- It has the same nutritional value and health benefits as liquid honey.
- Enjoy and use it in the same ways as you do liquid honey.
- The honey remains in the raw state and is undamaged.
- The whipping process breaks up the sugar crystals in the honey so they don’t form into larger ones. It is smoother and easier to use than crystallized honey.
How to Make Whipped Honey
This is so easy to do, it hardly needs an explanation! There are other methods, including purchasing a “starter” seed but this is how I do it right at home.
Start by pouring a jar of honey into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Honey that has started to crystallize works best but liquid honey is fine too.
Unfortunately, pasteurized or heat-treated honey from the grocery store won’t work for this recipe. You need to use raw honey, which is the best honey to have anyways!
I like to use a pint jar of honey but there’s no certain amount required. You can use as little or as much honey as you’d like!
Turn the mixer on medium-high and allow to whip for about 20 minutes. The honey will turn white and look a little on the fluffy side.
Once it’s all whipped up, turn the mixer off and pour the honey back into its jar or a fresh glass jar if you prefer. You now have whipped honey!
How to Store Whipped Honey
Whipped honey can be stored at room temperature, just like liquid honey, and it won’t spoil. If your home is too warm though, it will become liquid again.
I prefer to store it in the fridge. This keeps it nice and thick and easier to spread.
Some separation will occur and you will see a layer of foam on the top of the jar. This is natural and you can either stir it back in or scrape it off for a super-sweet treat!
How to Use Whipped Honey
I like to keep a jar in the fridge so it stays thicker and can be used as a spread. Smear it on a biscuit, toasted sourdough bread, pancakes, and all of your other favorite baked goods.
Having it thicker also makes it easier to give to children. A spoonful of local, raw honey is a great way to sooth a sore throat and when it’s whipped, there’s no worrying about messy drips.
Honey is always an appreciated gift. Spoon whipped honey into small jars to give away. Your recipient will be amazed at the beautiful white color of the honey and will love enjoying honey in a new way.
It’s always great learning to make something new in the kitchen. Whether you keep your own bees or get your honey from a local beekeeper, making whipped honey will become one of your favorite ways to use it. And if some of your honey crystallizes over time, you will have a new way to enjoy it!
- Stand mixer fitted with whisk
- 1 pint Honey can be crystallized
- Pour honey into mixer bowl
- Turn mixer on high.
- Whip for 20 minutes. Honey will become white.
- Turn mixer off and pour into glass jar. Store at room temperature or in refridgerator.