We love making syrups to add to our carbonated water (thank you Soda Stream!) but you can’t beat an infused honey to spread on toast, add to tea or use as a flavored sweetener for carbonated water.
What are a few that we think are delicious?
- rose petal infused honey
- lavender infused honey
- elderberry infused honey – fresh will infuse nicely, but make sure to remove all the stems and if you wash them, allow them to dry before using them to avoid introducing too much moisture; you can also use dried
- ginger (fresh is best) infused honey
- garlic (fresh is best) infused honey – people either love this or hate it, lol
Making infused honey is a cinch. Are you ready for the instructions?
- Grab a jar (we recommend starting with a small jar so you aren’t using a ton of honey; if you do small batches, you can make several flavors!)
- Fill the jar 1/3 full of berries or herbs, and pour the honey until it just covers the herbs/berries.
- Stir well
- Continue to add honey, stirring as you go, until about 1/2″ from the top
- Shake or stir 1 to 2 times a day over 2 weeks
- Strain and enjoy!
If your honey ferments, no worries! It’s still edible and good for you!
For more herbal preparations and recipes, check out our Herbal Preparations courses