This Hot Honey Sauce is the condiment of the decade! It is spicy, sweet, and can be used on anything from pizza to ice cream to chicken wings. Not to mention it only requires two ingredients and is super easy to make.
Ingredients in Hot Honey
Honey: I recommend making this with local liquid honey because it offers so many health benefits. In reality any jarred or bottled honey will work though.
Red Pepper Flakes: I used dried red pepper flakes in this recipe because it is a staple pantry ingredient for most. It is also easy to find at any local grocery store.
How To Make The Best Hot Honey Sauce
- Add your ingredients to a small saucepan
- Simmer over medium heat for 10 minutes.
- Remove it from the heat and cover with a lid (allow your hot honey to stand for 30 minutes or until room temperature).
- Sieve the red pepper flakes from the Hot Honey Sauce and store in your pantry at room temperature.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
Can I use fresh chilis? Of course but keep in mind they tend to vary in flavor and spice. You may need to do some taste testing to get the spice just right.
How do I store Hot Honey and how long will it last? It is shelf stable as long as it is stored in an air-tight container. You will also want to make sure it is in a cool, dry place. It should last up to six months (if it lasts that long, ours is gone within a month or two. Ha!).
Can I leave the red pepper flakes in the honey? Yes you can! Doing this will result in an amplified spiciness that increases more and more overtime. So if you can handle the heat, feel free to leave them in.
What do I do if it crystallizes? Crystallization naturally happens with honey over time. All you have to do is heat it in a hot water bath or in the microwave for a few seconds until the crystals dissolve.
Everyday Uses for Hot Honey Sauce
Hot Honey can be used in any recipe that calls for regular honey. You can also use it in place of some sweeteners and syrups. Here are some of my favorite ways to use it:
- Dipping sauce for pepperoni pizza (my absolute favorite!)
- Hot Honey Glazed Carrots
- A part of your charcuterie board or grazing table
- In salad dressings and honey mustard sauce
- Drizzled over vanilla ice cream
- In cocktails or mocktails as a spicy sweetener
- Part of a delicious marinade
- On chicken wings
- Sweet potato fry dipping sauce
The list goes on and on… But I do guarantee it will become a regular part of your food choices!
Hot Honey Sauce Makes A Great Gift
Homemade gifts and party favors are the absolute best, in my opinion. This one does not disappoint because it is so versatile.
All you have to do is package the Hot Honey in cute glass jars, label them, wrap it up with a honey drizzler and a pretty bow. So cute!
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Hot Honey Sauce
- 1 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- In a small saucepan, add the honey and red pepper flakes.
- Heat over medium for about 10 minutes. Stir occasionally and make sure the mixture does not boil, it should only simmer.
- Remove from heat and cover with lid. Allow the hot honey to stand for 30 minutes or until room temperature.
- Sieve the red pepper flakes from the honey into an air-tight glass jar.
- In an air-tight container, stored in a cool, dry place for up to six months.
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