Sit tight! This is one of my very favorite recipes. It's a boosted wellness honey - bright rosy pink, vitamin C packed, and bursting with flavor. This honey tastes like a thousand Sweet Tart candies were crushed up and dissolved into it. It's tangy, sweet and sour, and ups your honey game immediately.
I tend to make a big container of this Vitamin C Honey a few times a year with whatever powdery Vitamin C ingredient magic I have on hand. This batch has rose hips and hibiscus, and some echinacea. It's an electuary of sorts.
Little jars of it make the best gifts. Or a little spoonful after a meal to satisfy a sweet tooth. If you love PB&J sandwiches. Make one with this honey in place of the jelly.
I'll note this in the recipe down below, but use my recipe as a jumping off point. Play around! If you can't find one of the ingredients I call for, no big deal. Leave it out, or add another spice or powder you like! Pitaya powder is tricky to source (and pricey), you can totally leave it out, and maybe crush up some freeze-dried strawberries or raspberries instead!
Tangy Delicious Vitamin C Honey
I buy nearly all of the ingredients here in bulk at my local natural foods co-op. They're also readily available online. If you can't find one of the ingredients I call for, no big deal. Leave it out, or add another spice or powder you like! Pitaya powder is tricky to source (and can be pricey!), you can totally leave it out, and maybe crush up some freeze-dried strawberries instead. You might use ginger in place of the cayenne. This is a favorite version, and the ratio I tend to like, but use it as a jumping off point! *The vitamin C powder really brings the tang here, you might also experiment with camu camu powder - also super tangy, also vitamin C rich (start with a lot less, and add to taste). Have fun!
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne powder
- 1 tablespoon pitaya (dragonfruit) powder
- 2 teaspoons hibiscus powder
- 2 teaspoons vitamin C powder (ascorbic acid)*
- 2 teaspoons echinacea root powder
- 2 teaspoons rose hip powder
- 3 cups of runny, raw, mild honey
Combine the cayenne, pitaya, hibiscus, vitamin C powder, echinacea, and rose hip powder in a small bowl. Add the powders to the honey and stir, stir, stir. Stir until the honey becomes uniform in color. Place in a dark spot, and leave overnight. Stir again the next morning, taste, and adjust with more cayenne, vitamin c powder, hibiscus power, or pitaya. Store in a dark place. Enjoy!
Makes 3 cups of honey.