As we shift into fall and holiday season my brain is starting to think about cozy cups of tea, hosting and holiday giftin’ to come. This DIY infused honey is such an easy way to take something that is pretty ordinary and instantly make it gourmet, after all- chili infused honey on your holiday cheese spread? Or how about some orange clove honey sprinkled on some fresh pears for your next morning breakfast? These little pots of gold are SO easy to make and would also make for the perfect favor or holiday gift to pair with a little basket of home goods. All you need is an old jar washed clean and some of your favorite basic honey. I love to use local honey to really get all those great allergy pollen benefits. There are SO many combos you can come up with for your infused honey, here are a few to get your wheels turning….
Infused Honey Ideas:
- Star Anise
- Orange clove
- Red Chili Pepper
- Dark roast coffee beans
- Vanilla Beans (no straining for this one)
Start by placing a tablespoon or so of your dried ingredients in a jar. You will want to make sure they are dried because we don’t want to introduce any moisture to your honey, this could create mold!
After pouring your honey over your dried ingredients and filling your jar, give it a good stir to make sure all ingredients are fully submerged in honey.
You can place the lid on and give it a few upside down turns to continue this mixing process. The ingredients will naturally want to float to the top so I suggest flipping your jar upside down every day.
You will see that within 3 to 6 days your honey is infused! You can taste the honey daily to see if the flavor is to your liking. Once you have achieved this, simply grab a small strainer and sift out the ingredients.
Time to top your honey on cheese, toast, yogurt, tea, granola, peaches, etc!!
Now that is one sweet and easy DIY!