Whipped honey butter is smooth, creamy, and adds deliciousness when smoothed over toast, rolls or a hot biscuit. You can also use a dollop of whipped honey butter to flavor waffles, pancakes or hot vegetables. A batch of freshly whipped honey butter only takes a couple of minutes to make and you can store the butter in your refrigerator between uses. Make plenty, because whipped honey butter disappears fast.
Things You'll Need
Allow the butter to warm to room temperature, then place it in a small mixing bowl. You can use salted or unsalted butter, depending on your preference.
Turn an electric mixer on medium to medium-high speed and whip the butter until it reaches a smooth, light consistency. Scrape the sides of the bowl occasionally with a rubber spatula to ensure the butter is evenly blended.
Add the honey to the whipped butter. As a general rule, use 2 parts butter to 1 part honey.
Continue to whip the mixture until the honey butter is fluffy and light in color.
Spoon the whipped honey butter into a glass or plastic container with a tight-fitting lid. Store the container in the refrigerator.
Blend in a small amount of cinnamon to add a warm, spicy flair to your honey butter.
If you like citrus, blend in a bit of grated orange or citrus peel.
You can also flavor the whipped honey butter with a small amount of maple syrup or brown sugar.
Whipped honey butter takes only a few seconds to make in a food processor. Whip room-temperature butter until it is light, then add honey until the mixture is smooth, light and fluffy.
References and ResourcesPillsbury: Whipped Honey Butter
National Honey Board: Whipped Honey Butter
The Bread Lover's Bread Machine Cookbook; Beth Hensperger
Southern Living: 6 Fancy Flavored Butter Recipes
KidsHealth.org: Can I Feed My Baby Honey?