This Easy Honey Butter Tastes Amazing And Makes A Great Gift

The recipe I’ll be sharing today is technically a honey butter recipe—but it’s not your grandma’s honey butter! After I made this delightful concoction for the first time, I immediately decided that simply calling it “honey butter” didn’t really do it justice. I eventually settled on the name “Honey Butter Ambrosia,” because this decadent spread truly feels like a food that’s fit for the gods! :-)

Honey Butter

It tastes incredible on toast, dinner rolls, tortillas, and any type of bread really. Not only is this honey butter recipe quick and easy to make, but it also makes a lot of it! You can keep a jar for yourself and still have plenty left to give away as Christmas gifts! I like to pair it with a freshly baked loaf of my mom’s English Muffin Bread to give to friends and neighbors. It’s a gift that is almost guaranteed to earn you friends and admirers! ;-)

“Honey Butter Ambrosia” Spread

Honey Butter

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup honey
  • 3/4 lb (3 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
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Directions:

Combine the sugar, cream, and honey in a saucepan, then place over medium-high heat on your stovetop.

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Cook the mixture, stirring regularly, until it comes to a boil. Boil for 1 minute, then remove from heat.

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Place the softened butter in your blender or food processor. Pour the hot sugar and cream mixture over the butter, then blend or pulse until well-mixed.

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Add the vanilla extract, then blend again.

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Pour the finished honey butter spread into airtight containers. (The amount fills two pint-sized mason jars plus one half-pint jar almost exactly.)

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Keep refrigerated. The honey butter will stay fresh in the fridge for about 6 weeks, or a few months if stored in the freezer.

“Honey Butter Ambrosia” Gift Labels

Gifting this honey butter is as simple as adding a label and a bit of ribbon or twine! I’ve included a couple of useful files of pre-made honey butter tags that you can download for free! The first file is a PDF, which you can download and print at home. They fit perfectly on top of jar lids, so all you have to do is cut them out and stick them on your jar lids with a bit of tape!

Printable Honey Butter Labels!
Click the button below to download a printable PDF file of Honey Butter Ambrosia spread labels.

The next file is specifically for use with the Silhouette craft machine. For those with a Silhouette machine, you can download this file and then open it in Silhouette Studio to print and cut the labels.

Honey Butter Labels For Silhouette!
Click the button below to download a Silhouette Studio file of my Honey Butter Ambrosia spread labels.

No matter what kind of label you use, whoever you give this spread to will be praising your name for weeks! (Or at least until the jar is empty—then they’ll be asking you for the recipe!)

Do you give any homemade treats as gifts during the holidays?

Honey Butter

“Ambrosia” Honey Butter Recipe

Jill Nystul
This is technically a honey butter recipe – but it’s not your grandma’s honey butter! After I made this delightful concoction for the first time, I decided on the name “Honey Butter Ambrosia,” because this decadent spread truly feels like a food that’s fit for the gods!
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 30
Calories 169 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup honey
  • 3/4 lb 3 sticks butter softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • Combine the sugar, cream, and honey in a saucepan, then place over medium-high heat on your stovetop.
  • Cook the mixture, stirring regularly, until it comes to a boil. Boil for 1 minute, then remove from heat.
  • Place the softened butter in your blender or food processor. Pour the hot sugar and cream mixture over the butter, then blend or pulse until well-mixed. Add the vanilla extract, then blend again.
  • Pour the finished honey butter spread into airtight containers. (The amount fills two pint-sized mason jars plus one half-pint jar almost exactly.)
  • Keep refrigerated. The honey butter will stay fresh in the fridge for about 6 weeks, or a few months if stored in the freezer.

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Nutrition

Calories: 169kcalCarbohydrates: 16gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 84mgPotassium: 14mgSugar: 15gVitamin A: 400IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 9mgIron: 0.1mg

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  • I made this as part of a friend’s gift box along with a small bottle of my home-made sloe gin and some of my sea salt, black pepper and maple syrup pecans and cashews. I love making and giving home-made foods. Your ambrosia is just gorgeous Jillee. I will definitely be making and giving this again. Thankyou! The nuts are just combined in a bowl with some sea salt, black pepper, maple syrup and olive oi, then spread out on a tray and baked for 15 minutes at 180 degrees C. Everyone loves them.

    • Hi Mona Lisa! I have thousands of posts on the website it can sometimes be a challenge to keep up with the comments and questions on all of them. I am so sorry to make you upset, and I’d love to answer your question about the honey settling to the bottom. I have never had that happen and I have this honey butter many times! I wonder if you may have blended the mixture too much, causing it to separate. Next time, try to blend for a shorter amount of time. In the meantime, simply stir your mixture back together and it will still taste wonderful! :-)

  • Please could you help me solve this problem? The ambrosia honey butter is delicious unfortunately, when cooled down, the honey stays at the bottom and the rest of the ingredients (butter) on top. I am puzzled! Can anyone help?

    • I’ve never had this happen – I wonder if you might have blended it too much. You could just stir the mixture back together, it will still taste great! :-)

  • I forgot to tell you that I only use half the sugar when making the Ambrosia honey butter. It tastes very good but the honey stays at the bottom of the jar when cooled down. Why?

  • Made this today and it is delicious! I plan to make your English Muffin Bread tomorrow. Will give to the neighbors for Christmas. Of course I will keep some for myself. Thanks for the recipes.

  • OMG! I made this to give away with my homemade breads. I even printed the little labels, laminated them and tied them on with pretty ribbons. I have had sooo many compliments. I made another batch just for us. This is a total winner!! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe.

  • I made this yesterday to give as gifts to my Bible study group. It is delicious! I will definitely be making more before Christmas – some to give and some to keep for myself.

  • Im sure this is delicious but when you heat the honey to boiling you destroy any benefits of the honey itself. I would definitely use store baught honey to make this rather than my local raw / organic honey. Liquid gold.

  • Thanks for sharing! Sounds yummy. I also clicked on the link for your mom’s bread and saw a pic of her old recipe and it reminded me of a gift my sister gave me last year. She took a pic of my grandmother cornbread dressing recipe that is in her handwriting and made it into a refrigerator magnet for me, my mom and my aunt! It was really special. You should try to do that for some of your moms recipes that are special to you. Before the paper versions get damaged!

  • Looks like the L. R. Rice (new packaging) Raw, Unfiltered Honey bottle that I have in the cupboard. It is the ”Local Hive” version, for the Pacific Northwest. Looks like on the back label they might have one for other areas of the US. I get it locally at the grocery stores. I haven’t looked for it at Costco because it would be way too much at one time for me.

  • I give chocolate cherry Bundt cakes. (don’t tell anyone but they are made in the microwave) Never have found anyone that didn’t love them.

    May have to add this to my list of custom made gifts. Looks like it would be 5 stars even tho I haven’t tried it.

  • I buy- L.R.Rice Pure Unfiltered Honey – from local Washington state apiaries, at Costco. I think this companie sells honey from local beekeepers in various areas. (The bottle is similar to what I buy)

  • So funny! My family sales honey and I just sent a text to my colleague and said I was planning on making honey butter as a hostess gift and teacher’s gifts this year. This recipe looks delicious, but I only mix honey and softened butter. This year I’m playing around with adding some other flavors like lemon and vanilla, but we love it just as it is.

  • I am thinking about trying this recipe, but I have a question. What is the purpose of adding a cup of sugar? Is it just to make the product sweeter or s there another reason for adding it? Thanks.

    • You’re welcome to leave it out, if you’d like! I’ve always made it this way, and I just love the recipe. The sugar does thicken up the texture a bit, but it’s not absolutely necessary. :-)

  • That looks so good. We have a chain restaurant-Texas Roadhouse that when they serve their dinner roll, they come with honey butter. This recipe sounds a lot like recipes I’ve seen for their honey butter. The store I work at recently started selling honey butter and other flavors.

  • Could you please tell me what ‘one serving’ equals.
    I know the recipe makes 2.5 pints and there are 30 servings per recipe. I do apologize, but my math skills have faded over the years. Is this 2 tsp = one serving or…..? Love your , well, everything, Jillee, and feel this missing info is nothing more than on oversight. This recipe sounds awesome, especially on carb balance type/fiber filled tortillas! Yummo! Wouldn’t mind making and taking to Christmas dinner. Rolls always seem ‘blah’ and this will be just the thing!!
    Thanks for all you share with us!! You are wonderful at what you do!!

  • Jillee or anyone else who might have an idea, my mother is 83 (in great shape) lives in CA, me in OH. She has everything she wants cuz she can afford it, me…i live the opposite end. She does so much for me and yet i find it super hard to get her things. Her house has all that she wants in it she says, she has the best clothes, makeup, etc. I have gotten her things for her yard and walkway , charms for car, keyring. I see things i think she might like but then she is picky and usually has higher end products. I bought her a STAR last year and mixed our names for it. She framed it and i thought that was pretty awesome. Im 65 with no grandchildren for her per say. So just wo ndering if anybody has sweet ideas!! Thank you!

    • Hi Victoria,
      Sounds like you have a good relationship with your Mom. How about something money can’t buy? I bet she’d love it if you wrote her a note talking about a favorite memory or something she taught you that you cherish. You could include a picture of the two of you that you like.

    • Movie tickets; museum membership; bookstore gift card, restaurant gift card, journal for her to write about her growing up years for a keepsake for you; postage stamps and/or some nice note cards/stationery if she has the gift of writing to people; ethnic foods basket of a variety she likes; Wolferman’s crumpets/English muffins and jams gift basket (not cheap, but tasty and unique); if she’s a coffee drinker some roasted coffee from (near) your area; garden center gift card.

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