Hot honey is a flavor game-changer!

This quick and easy condiment is sweet and spicy, perfect for drizzling over ever everything from fried chicken to pizza.

Once you try it, you’ll want to keep it on hand for dipping, dunking, and drizzling!

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Homemade Hot Honey

  • Hot honey is the ultimate all-purpose sauce or glaze!
  • Hot or mild – add a little or a lot to tailor the honey to your liking
  • Double up the recipe and gift this uniquely spicy condiment to friends!
honey , sriracha , cider vinegar and cayenne pepper with labels to make Hot Honey

Ingredients for Homemade Hot Honey

Honey – Plain regular honey or creamy honey will work in this recipe.

Spice- There are many ways to add spice to hot honey. I use sriracha as I always have it on hand, and there is no need to heat or strain the honey. You you can experiment with other varieties of hot sauce to change the flavor – try Tabasco. While it’s optional, a little bit of apple cider vinegar balances the sweetness.

Variations

This hot honey recipe is simple, but feel free to get creative and make your own version!

  • Replace the sriracha with red pepper flakes (if doing this, I would suggest heating the honey and let it simmer for a minute or so to infuse the flavor and then strain the honey).
  • Stir in a bit of garlic powder.

How to Make Hot Honey

Make hot honey in minutes and use it on anything from wings to pizza!

  1. Blend ingredients until well combined.
  2. Transfer to a jar or other container and enjoy.
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Ways to Use Homemade Hot Honey

Storing Hot Honey

Honey virtually lasts forever, or until you run out! Store this spicy honey mixture at room temperature in a jar with a tight-fitting lid. If it crystallizes, simply warm it in the microwave; this will not affect the flavor or the shelf life.

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Hot Honey

Hot honey sauce puts a sweet and spicy twist on all your favorite dishes!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 5
Author Holly Nilsson

Ingredients  

  • ½ cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons sriracha
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • teaspoon cayenne or more to taste

Instructions 

  • Stir all ingredients together until well combined.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
  • Enjoy over pizza, chicken wings, or cheese or crackers – or whatever else you would like!

Notes

Store hot honey in an airtight container at room temperature in the cupboard or the pantry. 
5 from 3 votes

Nutrition Information

Calories: 104 | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 0.01g | Saturated Fat: 0.002g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.002g | Sodium: 44mg | Potassium: 22mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 23IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 0.2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Dip, Sauce
Cuisine American
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  1. Our family is having a Hot Honey Moment! Last week I put together a batch of hot honey following your recipe, except that I used half the sriracha and no cayenne. It is perfect for me! I put some in a small jar for my daughter —- she loves it! I shared your recipe with my sisters —- they love it! We currently LOVE it drizzled on plain Greek yogurt.5 stars

  2. Hot honey —- I made this last week, without the cayenne, and it is quite good. This morning I drizzled some on my plain Greek yogurt, and it was delicious! This will definitely be one of my new pantry staples.5 stars