Hot Honey

This is the most amazing hot honey recipe for guaranteed sweet heat love. It infuses honey with Fresno peppers for the ultimate dip or drizzle.  Hot chicken and other spicy foods have been popular for quite a long time and make a lot of the must taste-test lists for people wanting something new and exciting. Add hot honey to your list and make this recipe soon. It is a great Mike’s Hot Honey copycat recipe that will cost you less when you make it homemade.

It only takes two ingredients to make this easy recipe. With a little bit of slow simmering time, the honey becomes perfectly infused with the Fresno chili peppers. What results is a quick homemade dipping sauce or sweet and spicy drizzle that you will love with some of your favorite foods.  Hot honey is just so much better in so many ways than simply adding cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes onto something – all heat and none of the sweet.

 

Hot Honey the Ultimate Condiment

There is no easier way to add so much flavor to ordinary recipes than by adding a condiment. For the ultimate combination of sticky, sweet, floral, hot, and spicy, make hot honey your next condiment addiction.  I promise you will not be sorry you made this spicy honey recipe.

Hot honey is fantastic on just about anything you like to dip or put a drizzle of extra flavor on.  Some of our favorites to have with this spicy hot honey recipe include more than wings like; pizza, fried chicken, biscuits, cornbread, ice cream, and more.  Honey hot sauce goes on just about anything. There are so many recipes with hot honey including my recipe for GRILLED CHEESE WITH FIGS AND HOT HONEY.  An amazing gourmet grilled cheese sandwich.

 

Hot Honey goes with onion rings and chicken nuggets
Hot Honey dip with onion rings and chicken nuggets

 

 

How Spicy is Hot Honey?

The beauty of making your own hot honey at home is you can make it as mild or hot as you want it to be. It is all about the kind of pepper you choose and how much of the seeds and membranes you use.   For this recipe, I am using and recommending Fresno chili peppers. Fresno peppers offer a heat level between jalapeno and serrano.  This choice not only offers a medium heat but Fresno peppers have a fruity and smokey taste. Plus they are gorgeous red in color.

These peppers will result in a medium heat that doesn’t linger for very long since the sweet honey does complement it. So you get a bit of spicy kick followed by a sugary taste. For my husband and me, this is the perfect level of heat. We both feel it is spicy but also flavorful compared to other hot sauces that sometimes are all about the heat and have no real flavor.

 

Types of Chili Peppers to Use for Hot Honey Recipe

Whether you like things mild, hot, or death my chilis, you can make this recipe exactly to your liking.  Below are what chili peppers are easy to find and would work in this recipe based on the level of heat you wish to have along with the sweet honey. For more varieties, check out this full guide to chili peppers and how hot (Scoville Level) some can get – CHILI PEPPER TYPES. 

  • Jalapeno – mild green chili
  • Fresno – red medium chili
  • Serrano – green hot chili
  • Habanero – many colors and very hot chili

 

Hot Honey Recipe

All you need is honey and the chili peppers of choice.  For this recipe, we are using two Fresno chili peppers for hot honey that will have medium heat.

 

Honey and Fresno peppers
Only 2 Ingredients – honey and Fresno chili peppers

Add Ingredients to Saucepan

To a small saucepan add the honey.    Thinly slice 2 Fresno chili peppers. Do not discard the seeds or membranes to get the full medium heat you will want from this choice in a pepper.

honey into pan before adding peppers
pour honey in a small saucepan

 

 

Chili with the powerful seeds and membranes added to the honey.

add thin sliced chili peppers
add thinly sliced chili peppers

 

 

Simmer the Honey and Fresno Chili Peppers

Over medium heat bring to a slow boil. Once bubbling, reduce to low and simmer for about 30 minutes. It will thicken and the honey will take on the pepper essence and some red hues.

 

Simmer on low to infuse heat into the honey for hot honey
Simmer on low to infuse heat into the honey

 

 

Storing Hot Honey

Serve immediately with your favorite foods or store for later.  I store mine in a glass jar with a tight sealing lid.  Refrigerate for usage later.  This does not last long in our house so I am not sure how long this will last once stored.

You will want to heat the hot honey in a saucepan or microwave to warm up the next time you use it as it will thicken when chilled.   ** as an alternate you can even add a splash of apple cider vinegar to the recipe for an additional pop of acid to the overall flavor and help thin it out.

Pour Hot Honey in Jar
Pour Hot Honey in a jar to store

 

 

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Hot Honey PIN
Hot Honey PIN

 

 

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Hot Honey

Hot Honey

Angela
This is the most amazing hot honey recipe for guaranteed sweet heat love. 
5 from 12 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 1 C honey
  • 2 Fresno Chili Peppers sliced thin

Instructions
 

  • To a small saucepan add the honey.    Thinly slice 2 Fresno chili peppers. Do not discard the seeds or membranes, add them too.
  • Over medium heat bring to a slow boil. Once bubbling, reduce to low and simmer for about 30 minutes. It will thicken and the honey will take on the pepper essence and some red hues.
     
  • Serve immediately with your favorite foods or store for later.  I store mine in a glass jar with a tight sealing lid.  Refrigerate for usage later. 
  • To Reheat or Thin - You will want to heat the hot honey in a saucepan or microwave to warm up the next time you use it as it will thicken when chilled.   ** as an alternate you can even add a splash of apple cider vinegar to the recipe for an additional pop of acid to the overall flavor and help thin it out.
Keyword dip, easy, gluten-free, grain-free, spicy, sweet, vegetarian

 

 

 

 

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