What Is Creamed Honey?

Creamed honey is honey that has been processed to control crystallization.

Is creamed honey the same as regular honey?

Essentially, creamed honey is just honey, in a different state. This means that the nutritional components that are present in regular honey, are just the same in our Creamed Honey.

Is creamed honey healthier?

Creamed honey is just as nutritious as liquid honey. There’s no difference in health benefits, quality, or antibiotic value. The only difference is that creamed honey has a thick and full-bodied texture compared to liquid honey.

What is creamed honey made of?

Creamed honey is made by thoroughly combining finely granulated honey (“seed crystals”) with liquid honey then storing the mixture at a cool temperature. Seed crystals form the basis for the formation of smaller, less coarse crystals than what would develop naturally resulting in a smooth, creamy texture.

What is creamed honey used for?

Creamed honey can be used as a sweetener in drinks and baking, but it’s also great as a spread on toast, crackers, and other treats. Use honey that’s already been creamed. The process of making creamed honey involves adding seed honey to liquid honey.

Should creamed honey be refrigerated?

As a smooth solid, Creamed Honey will remain at a stable consistency at room temperature. Refrigeration of Creamed Honey is not necessary, however exposing Creamed Honey to excessive heat may cause it to liquefy and return to a runny honey state.

Which is better creamed or raw honey?

As for the health benefits of raw honey versus creamed, they will be pretty similar but the raw honey will contain a few more of the natural components of the hive due to less filtration. It is likely that the raw product will result in greater overall health benefits as a result, but only marginally.

Why is creamed honey so hard?

Creamed honey is liquid honey that has already gone through a controlled granulation process. All unpasteurized honey will granulate or crystallize with time. When it granulates, you will see larger crystals and your honey will be quite hard. This is normal and reheating your honey will make it liquid again.

What do you eat creamed honey with?

Its silky-smooth texture makes it the ideal spread for your toast, biscuits, pancakes, waffles, and pastries. Cinnamon honey, lemon honey, and vanilla honey are just a few of the ways to enjoy creamed honey… They taste delicious and do not have a negative impact on your health.

How do you make creamed honey?


  • 1 cup crystalized raw honey OR
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon whipped honey
  • 1 cup liquid raw honey


  1. Put 1 cup crystalized honey into the stand mixer with the attachment and mix on medium speed. You can add up to 1 cup of liquid honey if you want to make a larger amount of creamed honey.
  2. Mix the honey for 20 minutes. You’ll notice that the honey will start to turn a very light creamy white color.
  3. Turn the mixer off and cover it with a clean kitchen towel. Let the honey rest for a couple of hours and then mix again for 20 minutes.
  4. Repeat one or two more times before jarring the honey.
  5. Put the creamed honey in a clean, dry jar for storage.
  6. Store in the refrigerator for two weeks. After two weeks it can be stored at room temperature but might start separating.

How long does creamed honey stay good?

People use from 5 to 20 percent seed, but most add about 10 percent. Once ‘creamed’, the honey will stay this smooth for months – or even years.

Can you put creamed honey in your tea?

Original Creamed Honey: This will taste like fireweed honey, but goes well with everything. Even a cup of tea! This thick spread is perfect for relaxing at the end of the day or great with a peanut butter honey sandwich.

What is the difference between whipped honey and creamed honey?

Whipped honey is known by a few names, so it will be helpful to get clear on some terms: whipped honey, creamed honey and spun honey are really all the same things. These terms reflect the converting of raw honeys, through a churning (and chilling) process, into a thick whipped honey.

Is creamed honey good for tea?

Much like regular honey, creamed honey can be used as a natural sweetener for teas, coffees, and even hot cocoa. It should be noted, however, that creamed honey reverts back to its liquid state when heated.

How do you make creamed honey soft?

This process means that when it ships, the honey is very hard. If you would like to help this process of softening up the honey, you can place the tub above your stove or in a warmer area of your house. It may take a couple of weeks for the product to soften up, giving you the creamy consistency you know and love!

How much cinnamon is in creamed honey?

I use 1 Tablespoon of Saigon Cinnamon per pound of honey. Mix well. I only use the paddle mixer to keep the air bubbles down, and let the mixer run on its lowest setting for about 10 minutes.

Who invented creamed honey?

The first method for producing creamed honey was patented by Elton J. Dyce in 1935.

Can you make creamed honey in a blender?

Once you have got a good starter, homemade creamed honey is super easy to make, using only 2 ingredients, raw honey (90%) and your starter (10%). You just whip it in a blender or stand mixer until creamy and smooth. It creates a really nice spreadable honey that I love to lather on buttered toast.

How long does it take creamed honey to set up?

Add a tight fitting lid and place the containers in a cool place to rest. The ideal temperature for making creamed honey is 50-57° F (14 C). Within a week or 2, the process should be complete and you will have a delicious set honey spread.

Can you microwave creamed honey?

Sometimes when you buy creamed honey, it is too hard to use easily. This is because most of the crystallizing has happened after the jar was filled and it has “set:” hard. If you microwave the jar (around 30 seconds on high for 500 grams) it will soften – and it stays soft!

Is there dairy in creamed honey?

Creamed honey, also known whipped honey or spun honey, is 100% pure honey. Nothing artificial – or dairy – is added. It is the creaming process that transforms regular Australian honey into creamed honey.

Does creamed honey taste different?

Creamed honey is the same flavor in a thicker, richer texture. To produce a thicker honey we don’t add chemicals, but take advantage of a natural process and make it better.

How do you serve creamed honey?

  • Spread on morning toast, bagels, fresh rolls, or muffins (alone or with organic butter).
  • Make peanut butter & creamed honey sandwiches (add banana for something extra delish!).
  • Smear on warm pancakes or waffles.
  • Dollop on top of a granola bowl.
  • Stir into hot tea.
  • Use as a dip for fresh apple slices (instant Apple Pie without the guilt!).
  • Melt into oatmeal (or another warm cereal).
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Written by Kristen Cook

I am a recipe writer, developer and food stylist with almost over 5 years of experience after completing the three term diploma at Leiths School of Food and Wine in 2015.

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