This Hot Honey Takes Less Than 10 Minutes to Make, and You'll Want to Pour It on Everything

POPSUGAR Photography | Emily Weaver
POPSUGAR Photography | Emily Weaver

Chicken and waffles, toast, biscuits (duh), fresh fruit, tea . . . there are very few things honey doesn't pair well with. While honey can be a nice change up to your typical butter or condiment routine, it can also get a little mundane after awhile. Luckily, hot honey is becoming more and more popular, and there's a good reason why: it's absolutely delicious.

To make our own, we used Mike Hultquist's recipe from Chili Pepper Madness. His hot pepper honey is infused with habanero peppers and dried red peppers, and is extremely easy to make (three ingredients and 10 minutes is all it takes). Whether you like to drizzle or dip, this hot honey is sure to kick your condiment game up a notch. Interested? Get the recipe below!

POPSUGAR Photography | Emily Weaver
POPSUGAR Photography | Emily Weaver

Hot Honey

Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Yield72 tablespoons

Chili Pepper Madness by Mike Hultquist


    • 4-5 habanero peppers, roughly chopped (remove seeds if desired)
    • 4-5 small dried peppers, roughly chopped
    • 12 ounces honey


    1. In a small pot, simmer peppers and honey on medium heat for five minutes. This will allow the natural pepper flavor and heat to infuse into the honey.

    2. Remove hot honey from heat and let cool.

    3. Over a mason jar or glass container of your choosing, strain the infused honey through a fine mesh sieve. Toss out the peppers.

    4. Enjoy on biscuits, fried chicken, ice cream, with hot water and lemon, and much more!


    Store hot honey in a sealed glass jar and refrigerate for up to four weeks.