Homemade Honey Butter

Sweet and creamy butter with honey and a pinch of sea salt. Unbelievable on just about anything.

honey butter in a colorful bowl with a knife

It really is the best thing ever.

Take butter.

sliced butter in a glass bowl

Beat it until smooth.

Add honey.

wood honey dipper with honey on it

And a little confectioners’ sugar and sea salt.

(The sugar makes it so creamy!)

honey butter in a colorful bowl

Yup. That is all.

Honey butter is one of life’s greatest experiences. Because yes, when you spread this lovely indulgence onto a piece of toast, it truly is an experience.

If toast isn’t your thing, maybe strawberry buttermilk pancakes are? Or biscuits, honey oat bread, cinnamon raisin bread, and obviously chocolate chip scones.

I’m pretty sure honey butter goes with everything. For proof, see below.

honey butter in a colorful bowl with a knife

Lusciously divine.

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honey butter in a colorful bowl with a knife

Homemade Honey Butter

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: just over 1 cup
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Cuisine: American


Sweet and creamy butter with honey and a pinch of sea salt. Unbelievable on just about anything.


  • 1 cup (230g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature*
  • 1/3 cup (113g) honey
  • 3 Tablespoons (23g) confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/41/2 teaspoon sea salt*


  1. In a large bowl using a hand-held mixer or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter for 1 minute on medium speed until completely smooth and creamy. Beat in the remaining ingredients, starting with only 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Beat on medium speed until completely smooth. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula as needed. Taste. Add more salt (up to 1/4 teaspoon) if desired.
  2. Serve with a drizzle of honey and/or a sprinkle of sea salt. Cover leftovers tightly and store in the refrigerator for up to a week or so.


  1. Freezing Instructions: For longer storage, you can freeze the honey butter. To do so, chill the honey butter in the refrigerator and then spoon onto a piece of plastic wrap. Then wrap it up tightly with a couple layers of plastic wrap. Freeze for up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator.
  2. Butter: Salted butter works too– you can leave out the sea salt. Or keep it in for a more profound salty/sweet flavor.
  3. Salt: Start with 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt and add more as you please.
  4. Try adding a pinch of cinnamon! Mmm…

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Vehicles on Which to Eat Your Honey Butter

Really. It goes with everything.


  1. Kayla Johnson says:

    This is AMAZING!!!!!! Where I live there is a restaurant that has honey butter but lately it hasn’t been good. So we went to another restaurant and when i got home i was craving honey butter. I went online I saw your recipe. Never regret it! I will definitely use this again! Thank you!:)

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