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30 Apr 2015

Herbal Honey Recipes For Kids

Do you love honey? Believe it or not you can make honey even more tasty by infusing it with your favorite herbs. Making your own delightful herbal honey is great to try out with kids and share with family and friends.

Herbal honey this is one of the most delectable ways to preserve and enjoy herbs. And did you know that honey is a wonderful healing substance? When you infuse herbs in honey you add the healing properties of the herbs to the healing properties of the honey! Herbal honeys are absolutely delicious and are a great way to enjoy herbs in your life. They can be very soothing to a sore throat or dry cough. You can make herbal honey from dried herbs or fresh herbs.

Honey Bee On Purple Flower

Herbs For Making Herbal Honey

These are just a few of the herbs that would make delicious honey for you and your family! You can forage for these herbs yourself or pick them up at a local herb shop or online.

  • Rose petal
  • Lavender blossom
  • Lemon balm
  • Sage
  • Violet flower
  • Dandelion blossom
  • Chamomile flower
  • Cinnamon chip
  • Peppermint, spearmint and chocolate mint
  • Anise hyssop
  • Ginger
  • Thyme
  • Garlic

How to make your own Herbal Honey using Herbs

How To Make Herbal Honey With Dried Herbs

Are you ready to make your own herbal honey? You won’t believe how easy it is and how delicious it tastes!
Ingredients

Dried herb of your choice (we get our herbs here)
Honey
Clean, sterile and dry jar with a tight fitting lid

Directions
  • First, make sure you have adult help or permission before making your honey!
  • Next you need to make sure your jar is sterile by either placing it in hot, boiled water or sanitizing it in the dishwasher. Be sure to let it dry all the way before making your honey because water can cause your honey to spoil which would be sad!
  • Next fill your dry, clean jar about ¼ of the way with dry herb.
  • Fill the jar the rest of the way with honey. Watch carefully as you may see some funny, slow moving honey bubbles journey to the top of the jar and pop!
  • The herbs may absorb some of the honey (or was it the fairies visiting for a snack that made your honey level go down?) and you might need to add more honey to the jar. Once your jar is full, put the lid on top.
  • Next is the hard part, waiting! It is best to wait at least a week for the herbs to infuse into the honey before you eat it. Try and flip your jar over a couple of times a day to keep the herbs covered in honey. You might want to place the jar on a plate for this so that honey doesn’t get all over the place, should the jar leak.
  • When you feel your honey has infused for long enough you have two options. You can either strain the herbs out of the honey. (I like to make a big pot of tea with the leftover herbs!) Or you can eat the honey with the herbs still mixed in! Yummy!
  • Be sure to label your herbal honey with the herb you used and the date you made your honey.

Making your own Herbal Honey

How To Make Herbal Honey With Fresh Herbs

You can make lip smacking tasty honey with fresh herbs right from your garden or even when you go wildcrafting. Making herbal honey from fresh herbs is basically the same as making it with dried herbs except that you will need to be extra careful not to get any moisture in your jar. Here is how to do it!

Ingredients

Fresh herbs
Honey
Clean, sterile and dry jar with a tight fitting lid

Directions
  • First, make sure you have adult help or permission before making your honey!
  • Just like with the dried herb version you will first want make sure your jar is sterile by either placing it in hot, boiled water or sanitizing it in the dishwasher. Be sure to let it dry all the way before making your honey because water can cause spoil your honey!
  • Depending on where you harvested the herb you are going to be using you may or may not want to wash it. If you want to wash it, they by all means do so. However, you will need to allow the water to evaporate off of the herbs before you mix them in with the honey. So after you wash the herbs spread them out on a clean towel and let them sit for a few hours or until all the water is gone.
  • Next you can fill your clean, dry jar with fresh herbs. Fill it all the way to the top if you want!
  • Fill the jar the rest of the way with honey. Watch for those silly honey bubbles to rise to the top!
  • Check back on your honey in an hour or so to see if the fairies took a sip and add more honey if you need too.
  • Once your jar is full, put the lid on top.
  • Next is, you guessed it! The hard part, waiting! If you can wait at least a week for the herbs to infuse into the honey before you eat it.
  • Try and flip your jar over a couple of times a day to keep the herbs covered in honey. Keep the jar on a plate incase the jar of honey leaks.
  • When you feel your honey has infused for long enough either strain out the herbs or start using it right away! It is up to you!
  • Be sure to label your herbal honey with the herb you used and the date you made your honey.

Please note: It is important to remember that anytime you choose to make an herbal honey with fresh herbs, you will need to keep the herbs fully covered with honey. If the herbs have access to air they may spoil your honey because the water inside the herbs can cause the honey to rot. When the herbs stay covered with honey, the honey helps to preserve the herbs. Doing the honey jar flip everyday will help keep the herbs under the honey. So be sure to flip your honey jar everyday!

Honey bee in honey comb

What To Do With Your Herbal Honey

You can use your delicious herbal honey just like you would use regular honey, it makes everything extra special.

  • Add to teas and infusions
  • Spread it on toast, pancakes and muffins
  • Use it in baking & cooking
  • Lick it from the spoon

Herbal honey is great for easing sore throats. Honey is also wonderful put right on the skin for healing skin irritations and burns. You herbal honey has the magic of herbs to add to that special skin healing ability. Simply spread on the skin and relax while the herbal honey works its magic.

Enjoy your tasty new treat!

If you enjoyed this post, visit our Introduction To Herbs For Kids series to learn more about herbs for kids!

 

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