Our 4-ingredient hot honey sauce is hot, sticky and a little sweet. It’s the perfect sauce to drizzle over chicken, seafood, pizza, roasted veggies and more!
The Best Hot Honey Sauce
Say hello to our hot honey sauce that you can put on anything! It’s spicy, sticky, a little sweet and garlic-forward and so delicious.
What is Hot Honey?
Hot honey is a honey-based sauce that’s been infused with spicy peppers to create a sweet and spicy sauce that people just love.
What to use hot honey on
This hot honey sauce can be used as a dip, spread, or drizzle on top of any and everything. Try it with:
Air Fryer Crispy Coconut Chicken Tenders
Hot Honey Sauce Ingredients
All you need to make your own hot honey is the following 4 ingredients. That’s right, just 4 ingredients!
- Red pepper flakes or Thai chiles
- Apple cider vinegar
- Garlic cloves
Hot Honey Chicken
Use this hot honey on our air fryer hot honey chicken. It’s hot and crispy and so delish!
How to Make Hot Honey
Making hot honey is as easy as 1-2-3 in 5 minutes flat!
Bring ingredients to a boil
Add the honey, red pepper flakes or chiles, apple cider vinegar, and garlic to a small saucepan and mix. Heat the honey over medium/high heat and bring to a gentle boil.
Remove from heat
Remove the honey from the heat and pour the honey into a mason jar.
Store or Use
Set aside to cool and either use immediately or cover and store in a cool, dark place for up t o 2 weeks.
Use clear filtered honey: raw honey will solidify faster, so we don’t recommend using it for this hot honey recipe.
Shop local: we love to buy local honey with no additives — it truly makes a difference in the taste!
Choose your variety of spicy pepper: we used red pepper flakes and Thai chilis to make our hot honey sauce spicy, but you can also use jalapeños, cayenne pepper, or any spicy pepper or spice that your heart desires.
Make a large batch: triple this recipe and use it as a topping, marinade, or add it to dressings all week long.
Hot honey is a honey sauce infused with spicy peppers. The spice level and taste will vary based on the amount and type of spicy pepper that is used.
Hot honey sauce tastes spicy and sweet with the spiciness coming from the peppers and sweetness from the honey.
Anything! We love pairing our hot honey with chicken, pizza, charcuterie, sandwiches and more.
Store your hot honey sauce in a jar with a lid in a cool dark place for up to 2 weeks.
To use: Drizzle, toss or or pour over chicken, salmon, pizza — anything your heart desires!
Hot Honey Sauce
- 1 cup honey not raw honey
- 4 teaspoons red pepper flakes or 6 thai chiles minced with seeds
- 1.5 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 2 garlic cloves sliced
- Add the honey, red pepper flakes or chiles, apple cider vinegar, and garlic to a small saucepan and mix. Heat the honey over medium/high heat and bring to a gentle boil.
- Remove the honey from the heat and pour the honey into a mason jar. Set aside to cool.
- Cover the mason jar and store in a cool dark place for up to 2 weeks.