When it comes to sweet spreads, honey has always been a popular choice. Its natural sweetness and rich flavor make it a must have addition to any pantry. One variation of honey that has gained popularity in recent years is whipped honey. It is very easy to make at home, and we will show you how.
What is Whipped Honey?
Whipped honey, also known as aerated honey or spun honey, is honey that has been intentionally aerated to create a light and fluffy textured honey. It is a unique form of honey that has been altered to create a creamy and airy texture. Unlike traditional liquid honey, whipped honey is thick and easily spreadable.
Whipping honey involves introducing air into the honey with equipment such as high-speed mixers or blenders. This aeration process gently agitates the honey and creates a light, frothy texture that resembles whipped cream or mousse.
The Benefits of Whipped Honey
Aside from its great taste, aerated or spun honey offers several health benefits. Like traditional honey, it contains natural antioxidants and antibacterial properties. It can help soothe a sore throat, boost your immune system, and provide a natural energy boost.
This honey is also a great alternative to processed sugars. Its natural sweetness makes it a healthier option for those looking to reduce their sugar intake. Additionally, whipped honey has a lower glycemic index compared to refined sugars, meaning it has a slower impact on blood sugar levels. [source: Honey Benefits]
Where to Find Whipped Honey
Whipped honey can be found in specialty food stores, farmers markets, and online stores. When choosing aerated honey, look for high-quality, possibly organic options to ensure you are getting the best flavor and nutritional benefits.
How to Make Whipped Honey
You can easily make your own whipped or spun honey at home. All you need is a jar of honey and a high-speed mixer with a whisk attachment.
Follow these simple instructions and you will have a jar of fluffy, sweet spreadable honey in no time.
- Pure Honey
High speed blender with whisk attachment such as KitchenAid
- Place the honey into the bowl of a high-speed blender.
- Whisk on high speed for 5-6 minutes, or until honey is light and fluffy and light in color.
- Transfer honey into an airtight container.
How to Store Whipped Honey
- Store the honey in a cool and dry place.
- Keep the container tightly sealed to prevent moisture absorption, this will maintain the whipped texture.
- Avoid exposing whipped honey to high temperatures, as this can cause it to become runny and lose its airy consistency.
How to Enjoy Whipped Honey
This honey can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. Its smooth and spreadable texture makes it perfect for spreading on toast, bagels, scones, or biscuits. You can also use it as a topping for pancakes or waffles, or even stir it into your morning oatmeal or yogurt. Try our Roasted Grape Ricotta Toast.
Spun honey can be added to a charcutier board as it pairs extremely well with cheese. The creamy sweetness of the honey complements the savory flavors of different types of cheese, creating a fine contrast.
The honey can also be used as a natural sweetener in beverages. Whether you're adding it to your tea, coffee, or even a cocktail, whipped honey can enhance the flavor profile and add a touch of sweetness. It can also be used to create unique and flavorful salad dressings or marinades.