Everything You Need to Know About Honey Butter

Sweet, rich, and versatile—what’s not to love about the combination of honey and butter? Elevate even that basic piece of toast your teen grabs on their way out the door on a busy school morning when you swap your regular (dare we say boring?) butter for honey butter. Keep reading for everything you need to know about honey butter.

What is honey butter?

Besides being a way to feel like you’re indulging in a treat without adding tons of sugar to your meals throughout the day, honey butter is as straightforward as it sounds. European-style butter (82% butterfat) and honey are blended together for a creamy combination that will make your sweet tooth happy. Ours also incorporates a touch of powdered sugar and sea salt for some added depth and complexity. Honey butter is the perfect complement and sweetener for just about anything, but it’s even more likely to be devoured than other flavored butter because it also tastes fantastic on its own.

Honey butter shelf life and storage

How long does honey butter last?

If you make your own honey butter, be sure to use it within two weeks. When you buy Epicurean Butter Honey Flavored Butter, you’re good to go until about five months after production. Just check the dates on your container.

Does honey butter need to be refrigerated?

Honey butter will last longer if you refrigerate it between uses. Just set it on the counter and let the butter get to room temperature when you want to be able to spread it over something easily.

Can you freeze honey butter?

Yes! You can store honey butter for up to two months in the freezer. Pro tip: Put your honey butter on some saran wrap, gently but tightly wrap it up, and place it in your freezer. Be sure to get it cold in the refrigerator before freezing, and begin to thaw in the fridge when you’re ready to use. 

Ways to use honey butter

What is honey butter good on? Let us count the ways you can use this versatile flavored butter.

    1. Spread it on bread: From warm, homemade dinner rolls to fluffy biscuits and seasonal muffins—elevate any bread you can think of by spreading a little honey butter over it. A few of our favorites include banana bread and cornbread (if you like spice, try it on jalapeno cornbread), but you can’t go wrong here.
    2. Sweeten up veggies: Make your savory dinner veggies a bit sweeter by adding some softened or melted honey butter. Drizzle some over-roasted carrots, slather it onto your next corn on the cob, or drop a pat onto your baked potato—bonus points if you swap your traditional potato for a sweet potato.
    3. Serve it for breakfast: Your kids will feel like they’re getting dessert for breakfast when you trade plain butter for honey butter for their French toast, regular toast, waffles, and pancakes. Honey butter is a particularly perfect option if you’re whipping up banana or peanut butter pancakes.
    4. Make a healthy dessert: When you combine melted honey and fruit, you’ve got a dessert that feels decadent but doesn’t pack in all that extra sugar. Our go-to is grilled peaches. Try this simple recipe for a seasonal dessert that will have any crowd heading for seconds and thirds with absolutely no guilt.

Where to buy honey butter

You can buy all the ingredients to make honey butter at home, or you can trust the experts and buy chef-crafted honey butter that’s ready to use. Make memories, not messes. Order Honey Flavored Butter straight from the Epicurean Butter website and have it shipped to your door. We recommend adding Pumpkin Spice Flavored Butter and Cinnamon & Sugar Flavored Butter to your cart for a trio of sweet flavored butter that you can experiment with to find your favorite flavor combinations.


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