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Honey is a delicious and beneficial natural sweetener that can be added to enhance a wide variety of foods and dishes. It’s mild flavor profile can also easily take on the delightful and welcome flavor of most herbs, spices, flowers, and fruit peels through the process of infusion. Infused honey also makes a great homemade gift for the friends and families in your life.

This Instructable will detail two ways to infuse your honey. The first technique is a “fast” infusion method utilizing heat. The second method is a “slow” infusion that uses time instead of heat. Each has it’s own benefits, use whichever you feel more comfortable with. No matter which method you use, steps 1-5 are the same and should be followed for both fast and slow methods.

You’ll need the following:

  • Honey
  • Herbs and Spices to Flavor*
  • Tea Bags
  • Honey Dipper**
  • Double Boiler
  • Glass Jars with Lids
  • Zester/Grater
  • Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Measuring Cups

*NOTE: You can choose any herbs and spices that you’d like to infuse your honey with. For this Instructable I infused three different honey batches with Vanilla & Orange, Rosemary, and Hot Chili. Other combinations could include: Green Tea, Thyme, Lemon Zest, Sage, Allspice, Mint, Ginger, or any combination of the above. As always, get created. I would avoid fruit and stick to fruit zest if possible.



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