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 acerola cherry 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 acerola cherry powder (natural vitamin C powder)*
  • 2 teaspoons rose hip powder
  • 3 cups of runny, raw, mild honey


  1. Combine the cayenne, pitaya, hibiscus, acerola cherry powder, 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!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Serves 96


Makes 3 cups of honey.