Hot honey butter is sweet yet spicy. You will want to add this compound butter to everything. An easy 3 ingredient recipe that goes great on biscuits or cornbread.
I love honey butter and hot honey why not make a hot honey butter! It’s only 3 ingredients and such an easy recipe. Spread the hot honey butter on a biscuit and it will blow your mind. Making cornbread and chili? Hot honey butter on cornbread is delicious.
Hot honey is the best of both worlds being both sweet and spicy. A touch of sweetness with just a little bit of spiciness adds a complex flavor to such a simple ingredient.
Don’t want the spice but still want a honey butter? Try this cinnamon honey butter it tastes just like Texas Roadhouse’s cinnamon honey butter.
What is compound butter?
Compound butter is seasoned or flavored butter. It’s usually unsalted butter creamed together with other ingredients such as herbs, spices or fruits. From sweet compound butters to enjoy with baked goods or savory compound butter for meats and vegetables. The key to compound butter is simple ingredients.
Hot Honey Butter Ingredients
- Softened Unsalted Butter (room temperature)
- Hot Honey
Why use unsalted butter?
With a compound butter or flavored butter you want to be able to control the amount of salt. Since we are making a cinnamon honey recipe which is on the sweet side unsalted butter is a better choice. All butter is delicious butter but unsalted is preferred.
How to make hot honey butter
Add softened butter to a small bowl. Mix until smooth. Add in hot honey and salt. Mix until combined.
Once combined lay out a piece of plastic wrap on a cutting board. Shape your butter into a log or tube like shape in the center of the plastic wrap. Wrap the plastic wrap tightly around it and twist the ends like a tootsie roll. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight until it firms up.
Slice butter and serve with baked goods. Hot honey compound butter is great on cornbread, biscuits, waffles, fresh bread, english muffins and so much more.
- 1/2 Cup of Unsalted Butter (1 stick)
- 2 Tablespoons of Honey
- 1/4 Teaspoon of Himalayan Sea Salt
- Add softened butter to a small bowl. Mix until smooth.
- Add in honey, salt and mix. You can also use a hand mixer or stand mixer and whip on high speed for a whipped butter.
- Once combined lay out a piece of plastic wrap on a cutting board. Shape your butter into a log shape in the center of the plastic wrap. Wrap the plastic wrap tightly around it and twist the ends like a tootsie roll.
- Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight until it firms up.
How to store hot honey butter
You can store homemade hot honey butter for up to 7 days. Store in an airtight container
Can your freeze compound butter?
Yes you can freeze compound butter. Butter freezes surprisingly well. It will keep up to 2 months in an airtight container. Tightly wrap the butter in plastic wrap and then store it in a freezer bag.