Sometimes life isn't all cookies and cupcakes. Sometimes it's ugly-lasagna-you-can't-take-a-good-photo-of or delicious-but-hideous-misshapen-scones. Sometimes, I have kitchen fails in a BIG WAY.
This week is one of those times. We're leaving for Alaska in less than two weeks, so I've been planning on working ahead a bit. Usually, I do this without even trying! It just happens, and I sometimes have 10 posts ready to go, two weeks early! This is not one of those times. I'm making deliciously ugly, non-photogenic food. Ugh. Sorry folks!
Luckily, I have a big ol' batch of this whipped honey to keep me company! And some english muffins (with ugly pictures), to eat them on! Perhaps you'll see those one day too.
Making this really couldn't be easier: combine honey (high quality honey), and ground vanilla beans. Whip, whip, whip, and eat! These pictures were taken while it was still fresh out of the mixer, so it is somewhat runny; however, once it fully cools back down and settles, it becomes more spreadable. Either way, it's delicious!
Whipped Vanilla Honey
- Cook Time: 10 mins
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- 1 cup honey
- 1-2 teaspoon ground vanilla beans
- If necessary, heat the honey enough to be runny.
- Combine the honey and ground vanilla beans in a stand mixer with the whisk attachment. Whip, on high speed, for at least 8 minutes.
That actually would be a fabulous post- your kitchen fails. You set the bar so high with your stunning food, it would be fun to see a little behind the curtain. Have an amazing time in Alaska!!!
Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl says
Easy and delicious - can't beat it!
Abby @ The Frosted Vegan says
Oh goodness, I never would have thought to try this!
Perfect for homemade waffles/pancakes! Thanks for the recipe!
Don't feel bad - I just realized I left out the baking powder in the shortcakes I made for our strawberry shortcake tonight! We will have to eat them anyway.
Oops! I made shortcakes today, too! (but with cherries!)
Yummmm! That sounds so good!
I have never heard of mixing honey up like this before! Now I must know how it tastes... 🙂
Candace Jones says
What is the shelf life? And does it need to be refrigerated?
Hi Candace! This does not need to be refrigerated, and should have the same shelf life as typical honey!
Do you grind the entire vanilla bean or just use the inside contents of the bean?
Looks so good!
Sara R Perlman says
Will it thicken as it cools?
donna hilkenkamp says
Have you tried making this with a good quality vanilla extract instead of the beans??
I have not tried that, Donna. I'm afraid it would affect the texture too much (liquid vs. dry ground beans).