This simple homemade whipped Honey Butter recipe is so easy to make with only three ingredients. It elevates cornbread, biscuits, chicken, and roasted vegetables to another level!
One might say I’m sort of obsessed with flavored butters. But is that such a bad thing? I make no apologies! Ha.
This simple Honey Butter recipe is another love of mine. As much as I rave about my Cinnamon Honey Butter (and omg, so worthy of all the head nods), it’s really ideal for banana muffins, pancakes, and crepes, whereas straight up honey butter is so awesome on those things, but also roasted vegetables or cornbread!
The first time I ever tasted honey butter was years ago while on a business trip in Atlanta – the restaurant served their hush puppies with it and I thought I’d died and gone to Heaven. When I asked the waitress what it was made of, I was shocked it was just salted butter and honey. Yet another example of how two simple ingredients that you have in your kitchen can come together and taste so amazing!
Recipe Notes For Honey Butter
- Salted or unsalted butter can be used. My recipe is written with unsalted butter, but I’ve used both! If you use unsalted, add in 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (not table salt) a little at a time. You might find that 1/4 teaspoon does the job. Either way, salt is a must in bringing out the best flavor.
- Some people think this is very sweet, while others don’t think it’s sweet enough. It’s all personal taste. For me, 3 tablespoons of honey is perfect. If you’re unsure, whip the butter and then start adding in the honey 1 teaspoon at a time until you get the results that suit you.
- Before mixing, make sure your butter is softened to room temperature, not cold and hard as a rock, and not melted. Room temperature butter whips up nice and creamy!
How To Store Honey Butter
This keeps well at room temperature (out of direct sunlight) and covered for up to 2 days. To make it last longer, cover and refrigerate up to 2 weeks. You can even freeze it up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator and bring to room temperature before serving.
What To Serve Honey Butter With
Sweet butter can easily take many foods up a level, or several! These are just some of our favorites to serve it with:
Other Flavored Butters We Love!
Flavored sweet butters are ridiculously expensive when you buy them at the store, so save yourself the money and make it at home. It’s so easy. You could also package it up in a decorated canning jar for a lovely gift!
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter , room temperature
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- Place the butter in a mixing bowl; beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add in the honey and salt; beat until combined and smooth.
- Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula and beat again until perfectly light and fluffy.
- Spoon into a ramekin or a 4 ounce glass jar; leave on the counter, covered, for up to 2 days or transfer to the refrigerator in an airtight container for longer storage (bring to room temperature before serving.)
- This can be stored on the counter, covered, if it will be eaten within a couple days, or in the refrigerator in an airtight container, up to 2 weeks, then allow to come to room temperature before serving. You can also freeze it up to 2 months (thaw overnight in the refrigerator, then set out to reach room temperature.)
- Don’t skip the salt! It brings out the best flavor. If using salted butter, omit the 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt listed. If you use unsalted butter as the recipe is written, add a 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt to start, taste, and adjust to your liking.
- Whip up a batch and put it in a decorative jar for a simply delicious DIY gift.