Hot Honey Recipe

5 from 3 votes

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There’s not much to say about this Hot Honey Recipe 🍯 other than the fact that you need this in your life and you need to put it on everything. It is the most incredible combination of flavors, and you won’t believe how easy it is to make. There’s literally no need to go out and buy this when you can make it at home in less than 5 minutes. Use it on toast, on 🍕 pizza, on chicken wings, or as a flavorful marinade.

Why You’ll Love Hot Honey Recipe

This Hot Honey recipe will impress everyone. It’s so flavorful, with the perfect amount of heat and it will just take so many recipes to another level. You can also double or triple this recipe so you can keep it in your pantry 🫙 and always have it on hand. Its sweet-and-spicy combination is on point and utterly irresistible on a sandwich, over pizza or as a dipping sauce as well. The perfect little 🌶️ kick!

How to Prepare Hot Honey Recipe

🍯 In a small pot on medium-low heat, add honey, chili flakes and hot sauce and then give everything a stir.

🔥 Do not boil, just keep the mixture on a low gentle simmer.

⏲️ Let it gently simmer for 3 to 4 minutes, and then take it off the heat.

🍎 Now, stir in the apple cider vinegar and let it cool.

🫙 Store it in a mason jar in your pantry and enjoy!

Nonna’s Tip 🔥

Remember, we just want to infuse the honey and release the heat from the chili so please do not boil this or take your eyes off of it.

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Variations and Substitutions for Hot Honey Recipe

  1. If you prefer, you can omit the apple cider vinegar in this recipe.
  2. Feel free to use chopped 🌶️ chillies or habanero peppers and strain out the mixture before it goes into a jar.

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Common Questions

how should i store the hot honey?

The hot honey should be stored in a clean glass jar in the pantry. Don’t store it in the fridge because the cool temperature will speed up the crystallization process. If the honey starts to crystalize (which is normal), just warm the jar gently in hot water.

why did you add apple cider vinegar to this hot honey?

I like adding a bit of apple cider vinegar to my Hot Honey Recipe because I find that it helps cut a bit of the sweetness.

Is there a substitute for chili flakes?

If you don’t have chili flakes, you can use crushed red pepper, a pinch of cayenne pepper, or even finely chopped fresh chili peppers as well. Adjust the amount of heat to your preference.

what hot sauce did you use?

I used Frank’s Hot Sauce, but you can use what you like. Sriracha, Tabasco, or Chipotle sauce would all work and will certainly add a unique flavor to the recipe.

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Hot Honey Recipe

This Hot Honey recipe has the perfect amount of heat and will take so many recipes to another level. Its sweet-and-spicy combination is on point and utterly irresistable on a sandwich, over pizza or as a dipping sauce. The perfect little kick!
5 from 3 votes
Course: Tutorials and Hacks
Servings: 16 tablespoons
Author: The Modern Nonna
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 6 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon chilli flakes , to taste
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce, I used Franks Red Hot
  • 3 teaspoons apple cider vinegar

Instructions 

  • In a small pot on medium-low heat, add the first three ingredients and stir everything. Be sure not to let the mixture boil; it should only gently simmer.
  • We want to infuse and release the heat from the chili, so please do not boil it or take your eyes off of it. Let it gently simmer for 3 to 4 minutes, then take it off the heat.
  • Stir in the apple cider vinegar and let it cool. Store it in a mason jar or any jar you have on hand, and leave it in your pantry. This never lasts long in my house because we go through it fairly quickly, but it should last you for months. Enjoy

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Nutrition

Calories: 66kcal, Carbohydrates: 18g, Protein: 0.1g, Fat: 0.1g, Saturated Fat: 0.01g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.04g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02g, Sodium: 31mg, Potassium: 23mg, Fiber: 0.2g, Sugar: 17g, Vitamin A: 150IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 3mg, Iron: 0.2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Tutorials and Hacks
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