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Hot Honey Recipe Infused with Habanero Peppers
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4.86 from 14 votes

Hot Honey Recipe

This hot honey recipe infuses honey with a mixture of fresh habanero peppers and spicy dried red peppers for a spicy honey you'll love. Works with any chili pepper.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer, hot sauce, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: condiment, habanero, honey, recipe, spicy
Servings: 72 teaspoons
Calories: 14kcal


  • 4-5 habanero peppers roughly chopped (or peppers of your choice)
  • 4-5 small dried peppers rough chopped (I used Hawaiian hots, but try dried Thai chiles or chile de arbol)
  • 12 ounces honey


  • Add the peppers and honey to a small pot. Heat and simmer on medium heat for 5 minutes to infuse them with the pepper flavor and heat.
  • Remove from heat and let cool.
  • Strain the honey through a fine mesh sieve. Toss out the peppers.
  • Store in an airtight glass container in the refrigerator. Use as needed.


Seed the peppers if you’d like, though I usually leave them in. They’re strained out anyway.
Hot honey will last 4 weeks refrigerated. Use it as needed.
Heat Factor: Hot.


Calories: 14kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Potassium: 4mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg