You will never want to use regular butter again once you try this, trust me! This whipped honey butter recipe is creamy, lightly sweetened, and so delicious. Using just three simple ingredients, it’s ready in 5 minutes and pairs perfectly with toast, muffins, dinner rolls, and so much more.
It’s creamy, sweet, takes less than 5 minutes to make, and elevates everything from cornbread, to banana carrot muffins, to fluffy dinner rolls, homemade beer bread, toasted English muffins…and so much more. It’s Whipped Honey Butter and it’s about to become your new go-to butter!
Y’all know we are lovers of whipped recipes around here – they’re light, fluffy, and so easy to make. For easy vegetarian appetizers, the whipped ricotta recipe and whipped feta recipe are winners, and this whipped butter can squeeze into that appetizer category, along with breakfast, lunch, and dinner because it is so versatile! All those delicious vehicles to spread it on…
What are we waiting for, let’s make this easy recipe already!
How to Make Whipped Butter
This might be the easiest recipe to date. When whipped butter is served at restaurants it takes the experience to another level and completely elevates that basket of complimentary bread, doesn’t it? Now you can have that experience at home with just three simple ingredients and less than 5 minutes!
The ingredients you’ll need to make whipped honey butter are:
- High-quality Unsalted Butter – I prefer using unsalted so I can add my own amount of salt, however, you can absolutely use salted if you prefer! High-quality butter will yield the most flavorful whipped butter.
- Honey – the honey flavor will shine through, so use your favorite kind!
- Salt – again, with so few ingredients, quality matters! I prefer a high-quality sea salt.
Step 1: simply take room temperature butter and use the mixer to whip it until it is light and fluffy. The easiest way to make whipped butter is using an electric mixer. You can use either a hand mixer or a stand mixer – either will work!
It is important that your butter is at room temperature so it can whip up to the perfect texture. When pressed with medium pressure from your finger, the butter should indent, but not sink in. If it is too soft, it won’t whip properly. Place it back in the fridge for 5-10 minutes if it’s too soft.
Step 2: Add the honey. Of course, this is how we make honey butter – the honey! I find the texture is best when the butter is first whipped, and then the honey can be combined fully throughout.
Add the honey into the already whipped butter, continuing to beat it until fully combined, light, and airy. Add the salt at this point too, if you haven’t already when whipping the butter (either will work!).
Whipped Butter can be kept at room temperature for a few days, and then should be stored in the fridge. Similar to regular butter storage, the general rule is that yes, butter can eventually go bad at room temperature so it’s better to be safe than sorry. Use your best judgment and read more about butter storage from The Kitchn.
Store it in an airtight container for both room temperature and fridge storage. I like to keep it in a small mason jar that is easy to scoop out of using a knife or spoon.
Honey Butter is best served at room temperature for easy spreading, so if you’ve stored it in the fridge, let it come to room temperature before using it for best results.
How long will it last?
Whipped Honey Butter will last quite a long time if stored properly in the fridge. It’s important to note the expiration date on the butter you’re using, but overall the butter should last for several months in the fridge. It’s guaranteed to be gone before then, though!
Flavor Addition Ideas
There are so many ways to add flavor to this homemade sweet butter! Adapt it to your favorite flavors or one that will complement a specific recipe. Here are a few ideas for you to whisk in with the honey:
- Pumpkin Spice
- Vanilla Bean Paste or Extract
- Seedless Jam
Ways to Use Honey Butter
Spread honey butter on anything that you would add butter to that would benefit from a hint of sweetness, too. From sweet to savory recipes – breakfast to dinner – here are a few favorite ways to use whipped honey butter.
- Skillet Cornbread
- Banana Carrot Muffins
- Beer Bread
- Homemade Bread
- English Muffin Bread or English Muffins
- Pear Muffins
- Pumpkin Spice Muffins
- Dinner Rolls
- Thyme Parmesan Biscuits
- Pancakes or Waffles
5-Minute Whipped Honey Butter Recipe
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 3 Tablespoons honey
- Pinch sea salt
- Soften the butter to room temperature if it is not already. This is important for it to whip properly. It should be soft enough to leave an indent when pressed with your finger, but not so soft it deeply pushes down.
- Using an electric mixer, begin to beat the butter until it is smooth. Drizzle in honey and salt while continuing to beat for 2-3 minutes until light, creamy, and smooth.
- Store in an air-tight container at room temperature for 1-2 days, then place in the fridge for longer storage. Let come to room temperature before serving so it will easily spread.
Disclaimer: The nutritional information provided for this recipe is only an estimate. The accuracy of the facts listed is not and cannot be guaranteed.
My mom and I make this every time we make homemade bread together— but we add a little cinnamon in for some extra flavor! So freakin’ good!
The addition of cinnamon sounds aaamazing!
Does it need to be refrigerated??
I generally leave it out for a day or so when I plan to use it. Then to store, I’ll refrigerate it and take it out a few minutes before using so it softens up and is spreadable again. You could probably leave it out a day or two longer – it just never lasts that long around here 😉 enjoy!