Fresh flowers and sweet honey make a perfect combination! Learn how to make a rose petal infusion to create rose honey.
With Valentines Day coming up, here’s easy rose-themed DIY that can be used now, or any time of the year.
This rose petal honey would make a perfect gift, addition to your Valentines meal, or an awesome use for your leftover Valentine roses.
But even if you’re not celebrating the day, it’s great to have a little infused honey in the kitchen for a special occasion. And you can try the rose honey recipe below with other herbs as well!
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How to Use Rose Honey
There are so many ways you could use this delicious, botanical treat!
Add a bit to your favorite tea for a natural sweetener.
Drizzle it over cakes or breads to add a sweet, pretty finish.
Use it as a sugar substitute in smoothies or oatmeal recipes.
Or give it as a gift!
DIY Gift Idea
I love the idea of making a large batch of rose honey and packaging it up into little individual gifts.
A little jar of rose honey would be perfect to give to teachers, grandparents, or neighbors for holiday gifts.
You could also add a special sticker or label to the top and create lovely favors for a wedding or shower.
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Supplies You’ll Need
Herbs. I love the idea of dried rose petals, but you can use any herb you love to infuse your honey! This would be lovely with rosemary, sage, cinnamon, or any of your favorites.
Honey. An unflavored honey works well for this recipe so that the honey really picks up the flavor of the herb.
Containers. I like to use a glass mason jar for this project, with a lid that screws on nice and tight. These have a sweet shape and would make great gifts.
How to Make Rose Honey
- 2 tablespoons dried rose petals (you can also dry your own if you prefer)
- 1 cup local honey
- Jar with a nice tight lid
- Stirring stick
- Pour honey into the jar.
- Sprinkle rose petals or herbs over the top.
- Stir gently, combining.
- Seal tightly and allow to set in a cool dry place for 1-2 weeks.
How Long Will It Keep?
For the best quality, you can store your honey in a cool, dry place for up to 12 months.
After that time, it remains safe but the quality may not be as good. Honey can become cloudy, crystallized or solidified but this is not a safety concern.
The honey can be microwaved or heated in a pan of hot water to clarify or soften it.
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