Whipped Honey {What Is It Wednesday- Item Twenty-Six}

Wow, I could not believe that several of you knew exactly what last week’s What Is It Wednesday item was. And for those of you that did not know, it was whipped honey.

Whipped honey is also known as spun honey or creamed honey and it is really good!

The whipped honey that I bought a few weeks ago though, and is the one pictured above, was not the best whipped honey that I have had. Honey can really vary by region, by year, and by what crops and trees the bees were near. Some honey is really good. Some honey is okay. And some honey is pretty awful.

I would rate the whipped honey I bought as okay. It was not really good, but it was not awful. But because I have had whipped honey before, I know that not all whipped honey tastes like this one did. You can get some really good whipped honey.

And really good whipped honey spread on bread is so good!

Now, whipped honey is one of those things that many people do not realize what it is. Whipped honey is not honey that has been whipped by mixing it or adding air. Whipped honey is actually made in a very controlled environment with a bit of a scientific process. Whipping honey in a mixer for a long time, will get you a similar texture, but it is not the same thing.

For those of you that have had whipped or spun honey before, what are your thoughts?

Lynn's Kitchen Adventures

Comments

  1. loved eating it as a child, usually with peanut butter on bread–yum! or straight off the spoon. now I just eat my dad’s raw honey from his apiary.

  2. We get our honey from here: http://desertcreekhoney.com/store/#ecwid:category=314926&mode=category&offset=0&sort=normal and it’s so good. So far we’ve tried the raspberry, strawberry, cinnamon and jalapeno. The best so far has been on top of toaster waffles when we’re running out the door in the morning, or in place of jam on PB sandwiches.

  3. I don’t think I had ever heard of whipped honey before. Interesting! I love clover honey and enjoyed honey we bought years ago in Florida that was gotten from hives in the orange groves. We love to buy honey from some local beekeepers back in our home state of AR.

    Love your posts! I don’t comment much since I keep my two young grandchildren full time now. Thanks for your work on your blog!

  4. I found this page searching for “what is whipped honey.” I bought it at the store recently because I didn’t know what it was, and the only ingredient listed is honey. I’m actually trying to figure out what it is used for (I’ve been adding it to yogurt and cottage cheese).

  5. Delilah says:

    You said: “Whipped honey is actually made in a very controlled environment with a bit of a scientific process. ”

    Here I thought I was going to find out what whipped honey is. I love whipped honey and would like to know what the scientific process is. I always assumed it was honey with a little of the beeswax in it which was thoroughly incorporated through the heating process.

    Does anyone really know what it is?

  6. Delilah says:

    Okay, I did some research. Here is a way to make your own whipped honey.

    1. Take a jar of liquid honey
    2. Buy some spreadable or whipped honey
    3. Remove 1/10 of a jar of honey and replace it with the whipped honey
    4. Stir it up and let it stand in a room around 56 degrees (F) for a week.

    What happens is that the whipped honey you placed in the jar, duplicates itself and keeps the original size of the crystals that were introduced. That’s how you keep the crystals small.

    The entire explanation is at
    http://basicbeekeeping.blogspot.com/2008/11/lesson-43-how-to-make-whipped-honey.html

Share Your Thoughts

*