This whipped honey butter is smooth, creamy, and irresistibly sweet. It is easy to whip up at home with only 3 simple ingredients. Once your loved ones try this sweet spread, they’ll beg for it all the time!
I love all sorts of flavored butter or compound butter. The possibilities of infusing butter with other flavors are endless. You can make something for just about any meal you can think of! In June, when strawberries are in season, we make strawberry butter. The rest of the year, we rely on this tried and true whipped honey butter.
This sweet spread is one of my favorite ways to make flavored butter. All you need is a jar of honey, a cup of butter, and a little salt. Sometimes, simple things are the best.
This recipe is easy to whip up. But there are a few tricks to getting the flavor right and achieving that smooth and fluffy texture! In this post, I’ll show you everything you need to know. I’ve included notes on the ingredients, step-by-step photos, a Q&A, and serving suggestions. The printable recipe card has the exact quantities and instructions.
Pure honey: Use the highest quality honey for this. You do not need to heat or cook this. So, the flavor and benefits of raw honey shine in this sweet honey butter recipe. I like using locally sourced raw honey.
Unsalted butter: Use real unsalted butter for this honey butter. It needs to soften at room temperature. If the butter is too cold, it won’t whip up smoothly. If the butter is too warm, the honey butter will be flat and runny. Don’t try to speed this up in the microwave. Set the butter out to soften, and it will whip up into a luxurious, smooth, and fluffy spread.
Salt: Don’t skip the salt! It enhances the butter and honey flavors and makes this taste perfect. Without salt, it will taste flat. With a bit of salt, it’s pure bliss. If you use salted butter, you will only need a pinch of salt in this recipe.
Honey Butter Variations
How to Make Honey Cinnamon Butter: Add ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon with the honey. This makes a delicious honey cinnamon butter. Think Texas Roadhouse. Yum!
You’ll need a hand mixer with a medium mixing bowl. Or a stand mixer.
How to Make Whipped Honey Butter
First, soften the butter to room temperature. It needs to be left out to soften. If you try to speed it up in the microwave, the butter won’t get fluffy.
You’ll need to use the beater attachments on a hand mixer or the paddle on a stand mixer. Don’t use the whisk attachment!
Beat the butter and salt on medium speed until it’s light and fluffy. It will take about 3 minutes. Make sure to scrape down the sides to get all the butter mixed in.
Now, drizzle in the honey and continue to mix until a smooth, fluffy spread forms. You’ll need to scrape down the sides a couple more times.
If you want to make the honey cinnamon butter variation, add the cinnamon with the sugar.
All whipped up!
Serve it at room temperature with your favorite breads, breakfast foods, or fried chicken!
What to do with Whipped Honey Butter
This honey butter is so good you won’t have any trouble using it! You’ll want to spread it on everything! Some of my favorite ways to eat honey butter are:
- Smear it on bread: It’s great on homemade yeasted bread, cornbread, biscuits, and rolls.
- Enjoy it with sweet quick breads: Spread whipped honey butter on banana bread, pumpkin bread, or muffins.
- Serve it for breakfast or brunch: Honey butter adds a special touch to breakfast. Use it in place of regular butter on pancakes and waffles. It’s particularly good as a sweet butter sauce served with chicken and waffles!
- Add it to your holiday table: A dish of whipped honey butter is a welcome addition to any special occasion with bread! Plan to add it to your Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter menus. Fair warning. Once you serve this honey butter to your family and friends, they’ll beg for it every holiday! You better be ready to commit!
Frequently Asked Questions
If honey butter is lumpy, the butter may have been too cold. Let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes, then try whipping again.
If honey butter is too thin, you may have used warm butter. Let the butter soften to room temperature. Do not try to soften or melt in the microwave. If it gets too warm, put it in the fridge for 15 minutes to firm up and whip it again.
Yes! If honey butter loses its fluffy texture, you can re-whip it with a hand mixer or stand mixer.
Keep whipped honey butter in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. If it separates, you can re-whip it.
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Whipped Honey Butter
The best fluffy and sweet 3-ingredient whipped honey butter. Spread it on bread, biscuits, rolls, muffins, waffles, and fried chicken.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 1.5 cups 1x
- Category: Spread
- Method: Whip
- Cuisine: American
- 2 sticks of butter (1 cup), softened to room temperature
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Add the softened butter and salt to a medium-sized mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer.
- Use the beater attachments on a hand mixer or the paddle on a stand mixer to whip the butter until light and fluffy. About 3 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as you mix to make sure all the butter gets whipped.
- Add the honey and continue mixing until smooth and fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the mixing bowl a couple of times to make sure the butter gets whipped and mixed with honey.
Refrigerate any leftovers.
- Use room-temperature butter. Do not try to speed up the softening in the microwave. It will not get fluffy.
- If you use salted butter, only use a pinch of salt in the recipe.
Make Honey Cinnamon Butter: Add ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon with the honey. It tastes just like the Texas Roadhouse butter.
- Serving Size: 1 tablespoon
- Calories: 89
- Sugar: 5.8 g
- Sodium: 49.8 mg
- Fat: 7.6 g
- Carbohydrates: 5.8 g
- Fiber: 0 g
- Protein: 0.1 g
- Cholesterol: 20.2 mg
Keywords: honey compound butter