Honey is an amazing sweetener and it’s fun to add flavours to it, like jalapeno; that magical sweet and spicy combo! This jalapeno honey is so easy to make! You simply add sliced jalapenos to honey, bring to a simmer, and enjoy! Store it in the fridge in a sealed container and have it whenever you want! I like jalapeno honey on pancakes, on waffles (with or without fried chicken!), on bagels with cream cheese, in sandwiches, etc.
Spicy jalapeno infused honey!
- 1 cup honey
- 1 jalapeno, sliced
- Place the honey and jalapenos in a small sauce pan and heat over medium until it just starts bubbling before turning off the heat and letting it cool.
Note: I like to use about 4 jalapenos!
What a great recipe! I have to order "Hot Honey" online and now I can make this right in my own kitchen. Thanks for sharing.
I love the concept and love Jalapenos. Kevin, you state you use four jalapenos. Do you increase the amount of honey or keep it the same?
Sherry Lee says
Are you sure about putting honey in the refrigerator? Check on a bee keepers site…
Michael Elliston says
beekeeper here. adding Jalapeños to the honey will increase the moisture content of the honey. at that point refrigeration is needed to prevent spoilage. also, following these directions, you cook the honey, and it is no longer raw honey and loses all the benefits of raw honey.
Unknown: I like it extras spicy so I go for 4 jalapenos for 1 cup of honey.
Sherry Lee: I don't normally store honey in the fridge but with the jalapenos in it I do.
Sounds delicious Not sure what I would use it for – don't eat the things you mentioned.
Kitchen Serf says
This sounds like it might taste similar to hot pepper jelly, which I adore. Going to try this for sure! Thanks
I agree with the notion that honey does not go into the fridge. I simmered the honey with two jalapeños and then forked them out. The honey was plenty warm (but not hot) and i added the peppers to my jar of candied jalapeños which was already opened. Would also make a good contribution to a jar of sweet pickles. This honey i would also add to salad dressings or dips—sometimes a touch of sweetness rounds out the flavors.
OMG! That sounds so good. I can think of lots of goodies to put this on or in. So now I need to go to the store and gets some hot peppers 🙂 Thanks!
I just made this today and it is awesome.. I doubled the recipe so as to have lots on hand but I dont think even double is going to last long.. Cant wait to make jelly.
I do have a question now that i’ve made this.. It’s been in the fridge all night.. Will it stay fairly thin, much thinner than regular honey?
Lisa Barlerin says
Thought I would mention that this makes a kick ass hot toddy during cold and flu season. I have used your jalapeno honey recipe to make a jalapeno honey butter to serve with warm cornbread. So yummy. Next I’m going to try it in a vinaigrette!
Emily Y Rzeplinski says
If you heat the honey you are loosing the healthy enzymes. The honey you buy in the grocery store has probably already been heated so go ahead. It might start to get crystals in the fridge.
Deanna Robshaw says
How long does this last though after you make it dont the jalapenos get gross in the honey?
This lasts for a while in the fridge. I generally make a small amount and use it within a week though. Please lookup proper canning procedures if you want to make some for longer term storage.
If you’re into honey you should buy a refractometer and it should be less than 20%
Carl Smith says
Try this on vanillice cream, if grandma’s around, she gunna get slapped!! AWSOME!!
Why do you need to hear it? I just added some jalapeno to room temp honey and let it sit.
Do you take the peppers out or no????
I leave them in but you can remove them!
Will this last for years just as the garlic honey infusion? I want to make this by itself, but also with the garlic honey for medicinal/immune system health