This simple homemade whipped Honey Butter recipe is so easy to make with only 3 ingredients. It elevates cornbread, biscuits, chicken, and roasted vegetables to another level!
Honey Butter Recipe
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!
Flavored butters can be 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!
How to Make Honey Butter
Making whipped honey butter could not be easier in just 2 steps!
(Don’t miss the printable recipe card below for all the details.)
- Beat butter. Beat the softened butter with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
- Add remaining ingredients. Add in the honey and salt; continue beating until soft and creamy, being sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl.
- Use as desired. Spoon into a ramekin or glass jars. Use as desired.
Tips for Success
- 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.
- Use softened butter. 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!
- Adjust the sweetness. 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.
Honey butter can easily take many foods up a level, or several! These are just some of our favorites to serve it with:
How To Store Honey Butter
This can be stored on the counter , covered, if it will be eaten within a couple days (out of direct sunlight and away from moisture), 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.)
More Flavored Butter Recipes:
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter , softened to 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.)