Home > Dressings, Dips, & Sauces > Honey Butter Honey Butter March 31, 2020 | 7 Comments SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. Special thanks to Danish Creamery for making delicious, high-quality butter and for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own. Creamy European-style butter mixed with sweet honey, a touch of cinnamon, dash of sea salt, and splash of vanilla extract all come together to make the ultimate Honey Butter. This unforgettable topping goes well on so many things — rolls, bread, pancakes, waffles, biscuits, and more! Homemade Honey Butter There are few things I love as much as good butter! So, when Danish Creamery®, a company’s butter I’ve used religiously for years, reached out to see if I could create some recipes with their butter, I couldn’t wait to get started. I’ll share more about how much I love this butter in just a minute, but if you’re a long-time reader, you know I’m a huge proponent of using quality butter in all the baking I do (especially cookies)! Good butter makes a tremendous difference. So when we’re making a sweet honey butter, high-quality butter is definitely going to make the recipe stand out. You might think making homemade Honey Butter is complicated, but it couldn’t be easier to do. Whip everything together in a stand mixer and it can be ready in about 10 minutes or less. It makes for such a fun and fancy accompaniment to your dinner table; especially for Easter, which is right around the corner! Serve this homemade Honey Butter with some dinner rolls and you might not need to make much else. Honey Butter ingredients Danish Creamery European Style Butter: We use unsalted to control the amount of salt, but if you do use salted, simply leave out the added salt indicated in the recipe. (More on why I recommend this butter below!) Honey: Honey is a major component of the flavor for this butter and gives it most of the sweetness. Powdered sugar: While the honey does add a good amount of sweetness, it needs a bit more without being overpoweringly “honey” flavored; the powdered sugar also helps to add body and make everything a bit creamier. Vanilla extract: This ingredient is optional, but elevates the flavor. Cinnamon: We love lots of cinnamon in this Honey Butter! Feel free to reduce or omit entirely if you aren’t a cinnamon fan. Alternatively, try pumpkin pie spice or apple pie spice in place of the cinnamon (we’re partial to pumpkin pie spice!). It’s fun to play around with the seasoning in this butter. Fine sea salt: Adding just a little bit of salt balances everything and intensifies each flavor. Danish Creamery Butter I am obsessed with the high-quality butter created by Danish Creamery. Here are a few of the reasons I love this butter and recommend it: Since 1895, the recipe for Danish Creamery Butter hasn’t changed: high–quality cream from pasture-raised cows, and a touch of sea salt. The secret to Danish Creamery’s velvety, rich butter lies in the health of its cows and land. Family farmers ensure that the cream in the butter comes from cows that are humanely raised, munching grass in wide, open spaces just as nature intended. Not only do they stay healthier, but they produce tasty, nutritious milk — the key ingredient to perfect Danish Creamery butter. Danish Creamery’s European Style Butter boasts an 85% butterfat content (much higher than most other European Style butter which comes in at around 82-83%), making it a dream in baking applications, sauces, or for your morning toast! How to use Honey Butter Honey Butter transcends the sweet-and-salty barrier so it can be used in both sweet and savory contexts. Here are some of our favorite ways to use it: Drizzled over: oatmeal fresh berries vanilla ice cream Spread on: toast dinner rolls these healthy banana muffins croissants cornbread or on cornbread muffins hot biscuits homemade pancakes or waffles biscuits (like the base for these strawberry shortcakes) Smeared on: bagels English muffins baked sweet potatoes Does Honey Butter need refrigeration? Honey Butter is best served at room temperature, so store it at room temperature until ready to serve. This butter can be made ahead of time and refrigerated, but it will harden, so allow time to let it sit at room temperature and then remix in the stand mixer to fluff it up again. [quicktips] Honey can crystalize if it isn’t used up promptly. It’s still safe to use and it isn’t difficult to de-crystalize. Simply warm the honey, and it will liquefy again. You need to take care when doing this, though–not for the honey, but for the container it’s in! Many types of honey come in plastic containers, and heating plastic is a precise thing. Too much heat and you’ll have a warped or melted honey bear! The best way to do this is to heat water in a kettle and pour hot water into a bowl that has the honey container sitting in it. Let it sit a few minutes and it’ll be smooth again. Heating a pan of water on the stove is risky, because it can get too hot too quickly–so go with the kettle. Alternatively, you can warm the honey bear in a container of water placed in the microwave. Heat on medium heat until the honey liquified, again, taking care not to overheat it. [/quicktip] Freezing Honey Butter For longer storage, freeze the Honey Butter. Transfer butter from the bowl onto parchment paper or plastic wrap. Roll into a log, wrap in wax/parchment/plastic paper, and refrigerate for 2 hours. Transfer to an airtight (freezer-safe) container and label. Freeze for up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge. Quick tips Make sure the butter is at room temperature before starting. If the butter is melted, it won’t fluff up well. Alternatively, if it is too cold or hard, it won’t mix well either. Experiment! Have fun changing up the flavors; try adding a tablespoon of seedless raspberry jam or the zest of an orange. Make sure to taste the butter. Adjust it to your personal preference as you’re making it — you may like more or less cinnamon, honey, etc. Whip the honey butter. Beat the mixture in a stand mixer (with whisk attachment) for 5-10 minutes or until light and airy. Simply stirring with a spoon or even a hand mixer won’t give you the results you’re seeking. More ways to use Danish Creamery Butter Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Homemade Buttermilk Syrup Peanut Butter Blossoms Foil Pack Garlic Butter Sausage & Veggies Scotcheroos FOLLOW ALONG! Subscribe to my newsletter and follow along on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for the latest updates, recipes and content. Honey Butter 5 from 6 votes - Review this recipe Creamy European-style butter mixed with sweet honey, a touch of cinnamon, dash of sea salt, and a splash of vanilla extract all come together to make the ultimate Honey Butter. This unforgettable topping goes well on so many things -- rolls, bread, pancakes, waffles, biscuits, and more! SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Honey Butter 5 from 6 votes - Review this recipe SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Creamy European-style butter mixed with sweet honey, a touch of cinnamon, dash of sea salt, and a splash of vanilla extract all come together to make the ultimate Honey Butter. This unforgettable topping goes well on so many things -- rolls, bread, pancakes, waffles, biscuits, and more! Course Breakfast, Dessert, Side Dish, Snack Cuisine American Keyword honey butter Prep Time 10 minutes Total Time 10 minutes Servings 8 -10 servings Calories 95kcal Author Chelsea Lords Cost $2.03 EquipmentStand Mixer and whisk attachment Ingredients▢ 1/2 cup Danish Creamery European Style Butter (unsalted), at room temperature (See Note 1)▢ 1/4 cup powdered sugar▢ 1 and 1/2 tablespoons honey▢ 3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract, optional▢ 1 and 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (or use pumpkin pie spice or apple pie spice)▢ 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt (omit if you use salted butter)US - Metric USMetric InstructionsPREPARE: Add the room-temperature 1/2 cup butter, 1/4 cup powdered sugar, 1 and 1/2 tablespoons honey, 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1/8 teaspoon sea salt to the bowl of a stand mixer that has been fitted with the whisk attachment. Beat on slow speed until combined. Increase the speed to medium and beat for 2-3 more minutes or until smooth and combined.SERVE: Serve immediately by transferring to a small dish. Drizzle additional honey over the butter as a garnish, if desired. Alternatively, refrigerate. To refrigerate, transfer the honey butter from the bowl onto parchment paper or plastic wrap. Roll into a log and place in the fridge. Place leftovers in the fridge and when ready to eat again, let stand out for 30 minutes to an hour.STORAGE: Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one month, or at room temperature for up to 1 week. FREEZING: To freeze, transfer butter from bowl onto parchment paper or plastic wrap. Roll into a log and refrigerate for 2 hours. Transfer to an airtight (freezer safe) container and label. Freeze for up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge. Video Recipe NotesNote 1: Perfectly softened butter should still be slightly cool to the touch and should hold its shape when lightly poked. I like to set the butter out about 45 minutes to an 1 hour in advance. Don't microwave the butter because if it's melted at all, it won't mix up properly. To speed up softening butter, cut into cubes and place on a plate. Nutrition FactsCalories: 95kcal | Carbohydrates: 7.6g | Protein: 2.9g | Fat: 6.6g | Sodium: 2.3mg | Fiber: 0.6g | Sugar: 6g We do our best to provide accurate nutritional analysis for our recipes. Our nutritional data is calculated using a third-party algorithm and may vary, based on individual cooking styles, measurements, and ingredient sizes. Please use this information for comparison purposes and consult a health professional for nutrition guidance as needed. DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? I love hearing from you when you've made one of my recipes! Tag me on Instagram at @ChelseasMessyApron or leave me a comment below.