This Easy Homemade Whipped Honey Butter is amazing!
As I mentioned earlier this week, I tried my hand at making Homemade Honey Whipped Butter and was so pleased with how it turned out.
Seriously, I can’t believe that I waited this long to try this idea!
I was inspired by my younger sister, Olivia. She made dinner for us the week my book launched (wasn’t that sweet of her?) and one of the things she made was fresh rolls and Whipped Honey Butter.
What is honey butter?
Honey butter is a type of sweetened butter that — as its name implies — combines honey and butter. It is popular with both kids and adults and tastes fantastic on almost any type of bread, roll, bagel, muffin, or toast.
Whipped honey butter takes everything to the next level by using a mixer to beat a bunch of air into the mixture until it’s light and fluffy — almost like a dense whipped cream!
Why we love this Honey Butter Spread
Jesse loved the Honey Butter so much that I knew I had to try my hand at making it. And it was so, so easy and delicious!
What I loved about this idea is that it not only stretches butter a little farther, but it also makes it much easier to spread the butter.
And, you can easily mix up the flavor combinations by adding various seasonings (savory or sweet), maple syrup, cinnamon, or even leaving out the honey and enjoying plain whipped butter.
The possibilities are endless — and you’ll definitely wow your dinner guests with this easy condiment!
Ingredients For Honey Whipped Butter
- 1 cup butter (2 sticks) salted or unsalted is fine
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4-1/2 cup milk
Whipped Honey Butter Recipe substitutions and variations
As I mentioned above, you could use maple syrup or even a bit of brown sugar instead of honey. Or you could omit the sweetener completely and just enjoy the lightness of whipped butter (butter + milk).
Breakfast foods would be extra delicious with a little cinnamon added in.
Or you could take a totally different route, omitting the sweetener and creating a savory whipped butter with garlic powder, onion powder, chives, or any of your other favorite herbs (fresh or dried).
Try swapping the milk for cream or even sour cream to give the butter a little extra thickness.
How to make Whipped Honey Butter
1. Soften the butter to room temperature.
2. In a medium size bowl, whip the butter with a handheld mixer (or stand mixer).
3. Add in the honey and milk and continue whipping until the mixture is smooth.
4. Use immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a couple of weeks.
Honey Whipped Butter is good with…
Everything — LOL!
Seriously though, anything you’d normally use butter on can be instantly elevated to the next level by swapping whipped honey butter.
Storing Honey Butter Spread
We recommend storing your honey butter in an airtight container in the refrigerator. However, it can easily sit at room temperature for a while if you’re serving it at a potluck, dinner party, or holiday gathering.
How long does honey butter last?
It should last a couple of months in the fridge, however, the “whipped” consistency might diminish over time as it sits.
We don’t recommend freezing whipped butter as it’s not as light after freezing.
Does honey butter need to be refrigerated?
It is OK to leave honey butter out for a few hours, but for longer-term storage, we recommend keeping it tightly sealed in the refrigerator.
Does homemade honey butter go bad?
Yes, it can go bad — after all, it’s a dairy product — however, it would take quite a while and you’ll most likely eat it all first!
Whipped Honey Butter FAQs
Nope. Whipped honey is simply honey that has been whipped to prevent the formation of large crystals. It makes the honey smoother and more spreadable.
It’s delicious, but it contains no dairy products so it’s not the same as honey butter.
“Creamed honey” is actually just another term for “whipped honey” — neither of which contains butter or any other form of dairy. So neither is the same as honey butter.
Easy Honey Butter Recipe
- 1 cup butter salted or unsalted is fine
- ¼ cup honey
- ¼ cup milk you may need up to a 1/2 cup
- Bring butter to room tempurature.
- In a medium bowl, whip butter until light and fluffy with an electric hand mixer or stand mixer.
- Add in honey and milk and whip until combined.
- Refrigerate butter in an airtight container for up to 2 months.
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