What is Creamed Honey?
Creamed honey, Spun honey, Whipped honey – are all names for the same thing. In fact, creamed honey does not necessarily contain cream or any other additives. It is pure raw honey that has been allowed to granulate to a smooth consistency. It is the most popular type of honey in the UK and is growing in popularity in the US. Creamed honey has a unique butter-like texture and is ideal for spreading on toast or adding to hot teas.
Elton J. Dyce patented a method for creaming honey in 1935. Today most creamed honey is created using a variation of this original method with unheated raw honey. In this modern method, microscopic seed crystals are added to the honey at a ratio of 1:10. Paddles are used to stir the honey mixture while it is kept between 55–70 °F. Under these conditions, a batch of creamed honey can be created in about 80 hours. The resulting honey from this process stays in its creamy consistency indefinitely as long as it is stored at room temperature. If it gets too hot it may start to become runny again. Properly granulated honey has an even longer shelf life than liquid honey when properly stored.
Whipped honey comes in many varieties. Because of the mixing process involved, it is an ideal vehicle for adding or infusing different ingredients or flavors. The most popular varieties are cinnamon and chocolate infusions. The cinnamon variety is said to help soothe an upset stomach. The dark chocolate infusion is rich in antioxidants. So the healthy nature of raw honey is boosted by these added ingredients.
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In the mood for something sweet? Our whipped Italian Mandarin Honey has you covered.
For the ultimate creamed honey try Kiawe Honey from the Kona Coast of Hawaii. This Limited Edition honey is exceptionally smooth, light, and creamy.
Check out the video below to learn more details about making soft-set honey.