Hot Honey is honey infused with a mixture of serrano and habanero peppers gives you a sweet, spicy treat that you’re going to want to drizzle over everything.
I’ll come right out and admit that I’m a total wimp when it comes to spicy foods. My mother in law makes chili every year for the first football game of the year, and she ends up making two batches – one is a non-spicy version for me and my two nephews, and then a regular spicy version for everyone else. I just don’t have a taste for heat.
One thing I really do like though is hot honey. I discovered it a few years ago, and absolutely fell in love with it. My only issue is that the spiciness levels vary so much from brand to brand, and even sometimes in the same brand.
I wanted to be able to control the level of spiciness and so the only thing to do was to learn how to make it myself.
Turns out, it’s crazy simple and takes about 5 minutes.
- 2 Serrano Peppers
- 1 Habanero Pepper
- 12 ounces honey
To Make Hot Honey
- Cut peppers in half. You can remove the seeds if you like - I don't.
- Pour the honey into a small saucepan, and add the peppers.
- Heat the honey over medium heat for 5 minutes, watching to make sure it doesn't boil. If it starts to, reduce the heat slightly.
- Strain the honey through a fine mesh sieve into a a heatproof container and discard the peppers.
- Cover and story in the fridge for up to three months.
- If using very spicy peppers, use gloves when cutting them, and make sure to wash your hands thoroughly afterwards.
- Hot Honey will last up to three months in the fridge.