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Hot honey recipe

Hot Honey Recipe

  • Author: Irena Macri
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x
  • Category: Condiment
  • Method: Cooked
  • Cuisine: Global
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Learn how to make hot honey, the hottest new condiment in town! With its sweet and spicy flavour profile, hot honey adds a perfect kick to any dish. Drizzle it over pizza, glaze roasted vegetables or grilled salmon, or mix it into a marinade for meat.



1 cup honey (runny kind)

3 teaspoons dried chili flakes

1 tablespoon vinegar (apple cider, white wine or red wine, sherry)


  • Add a cup of honey, chilli flakes and vinegar into a small pot or pan and warm them gently over medium heat. Wait until some bubbles start appearing near the edges of the pot but don’t let it come to a boil or it will thicken too much.
  • Remove from heat and let it sit for 5 minutes allowing the honey to infuse with the chili. If the honey is left in the pot for too long and gets too thick, gently reheat it to get a more runny texture.
  • Strain the honey through a fine sieve into a jar. You can leave some of the chili flakes in the honey.


  • If you’re making hot honey for the first time, I recommend trying a small amount. Let’s say my recipe calls for 1 cup of honey and 3 teaspoons of chili flakes, you can try it with 1/2 cup of honey and 1.5 teaspoons of chili. This will also give you a chance to see how much heat your chilli flakes give out. There are so many types of chili flakes with varying heat levels, it’s always better to gradually build up.
  • If you want it a little hotter, add 2 tablespoons of chili flakes to the honey. If you choose not to strain the honey, it will continue to get hotter over time.
  • Don’t let the honey come to a boil or it will start to caramelise and get too thick.


  • Serving Size: 1 tablespoon
  • Calories: 60
  • Sugar: 17 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 17 grams
  • Protein: 0.06

Keywords: Honey, Chili, Chilli, Spicy Honey, Condiments, Hot Honey Sauce

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