Ambrosia Honey Butter Spread

Honey butter spread spread over sliced bread.

A luscious mixture of honey, cream, and butter with a touch of vanilla and sea salt…such a sweet and creamy topping for rolls, sliced bread, biscuits, pancakes and more. You can whip up a fresh batch of honey butter in 10 minutes or less.

Ambrosia Honey Butter Spread Recipe

A spreader full of honey butter spread.

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There’s nothing better than a slice of warm homemade bread or a tender biscuit that’s slathered with creamy honey butter spread. It’s a simple treat that tastes sweet and feels indulgent….heavenly!

What to love about this fast and easy recipe

  1. Honey butter is fantastically sweet, rich, and yummy…so good you’ll want to eat it by the spoonful.
  2. I love to give honey butter spread as a gift – people just love it. (And they always ask for the recipe!)
  3. All you need are typically on-hand ingredients for making honey butter.

Here are the ingredients you need to make honey butter

  • Granulated sugar
  • Whipping cream
  • Honey
  • Butter
  • Vanilla extract
  • Sea salt, may substitute kosher salt

An open jar of creamy honey butter spread beside a slide of bread.

How to make honey butter spread in just a few simple steps

**Print the full recipe from the RECIPE CARD at the bottom of this post

Place the softened butter into the bowl of a food processor; sprinkle with salt.

In a saucepan over medium high heat, bring the sugar, cream, and honey to a boil; cook one minute, stirring often.

Pour the hot honey butter mixture over the butter in the food processor; process until well combined. Add vanilla, then process once more until smooth.

Pour the honey butter spread into jars; let cool. Seal jars tightly with a lid. Store in refrigeration.

Honey butter spread will keep 6 weeks in the fridge and up to 6 months in the freezer. **If freezing, be sure to leave at least 1/2-inch head space when filling jars.

Honey butter spread on a slice of bread next to a loaf of homemade bread.

Answers to Common Questions Asked About This Recipe

How should I serve honey butter spread?

Honey butter spread is yummy served on warm toast or English Muffin Bread, as well as biscuits and hot rolls. It’s also delicious spread on sheet pan pancakes and crispy Belgian waffles.

How should honey butter be stored?

Because it’s a perishable, store honey butter in refrigeration for up to 6 weeks or in the freezer for up to 6 months. **If you are planning to freeze the honey butter once it’s poured into the jars, be sure to leave at least 1/2-inch head space since the honey butter will expand as it freezes.

Honey bread can be stored in any type of container, but I prefer glass jars with tight fitting lids.

Does honey butter spread make a nice gift?

I love to give honey butter as a hostess gift or as a gift for people that provide services for me, such as the UPS man, my nail lady, and my hair stylist – they are love special (surprise!) treats, especially when they are homemade.

Honey butter spread is also a fun gift to give during the holiday season, along with a load of homemade bread. It’s as delicious as it is useful for a family….who doesn’t love good food to eat?

Another way that’s fun to give Ambrosia honey butter spread as a gift is to include a set of spreaders along with it. These white porcelain spreaders are inexpensive and so are these colorful European-style spreaders.

Honey butter spread in a jar with slices of honey butter bread.

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Printable Recipe for Ambrosia Honey Butter Spread

Honey butter spread spread over sliced bread.

Ambrosia Honey Butter Spread

A creamy mixture of honey, cream, and butter with a touch of vanilla and sea salt…such a sweet topping for rolls, sliced bread, biscuits, pancakes and more. You can whip up a batch of honey butter in 10 minutes or less.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 24 servings
Calories: 211kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 cup honey
  • 3/4 lb unsalted butter, softened
  • tiny pinch sea salt or kosher salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Place the softened butter into the bowl of a food processor; sprinkle with salt.
  • In a saucepan over medium high heat, bring the sugar, cream, and honey to a boil; cook one minute, stirring often.
  • Pour the hot honey butter mixture over the butter in the food processor; process until well combined. Add vanilla, then process once more.
  • Pour the honey butter spread into jars; let cool. Seal jars tightly with a lid. Store in refrigeration.
  • Honey butter spread will keep 6 weeks in the fridge and up to 6 months in the freezer. **If freezing, be sure to leave at least 1/2-inch head space when filling jars.
  • One recipe makes approx 5 cups.
  • How to make honey butter spread
  • Place the softened butter into the bowl of a food processor; sprinkle with salt.
  • In a saucepan over medium high heat, bring the sugar, cream, and honey to a boil; cook one minute, stirring often.
  • Pour the hot honey mixture over the butter in the food processor; process until well combined and smooth. Add vanilla, then process once more.
  • While still very warm, pour the honey butter spread into jars; let cool. Seal jars tightly with a lid. Store in refrigeration.
  • Honey butter spread will keep 6 weeks in the fridge and up to 6 months in the freezer. **If freezing, be sure to leave at least 1/2-inch head space when filling the jars since the honey butter will expand as it freezes.

Notes

**Be sure to check the blog post for tips and tricks, specific instructions, recommended tools, and FAQ’s for making this recipe.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: biscuits, butter, food gifts, honey, hot rolls

Nutrition

Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 21mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 500IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg

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