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Sous Vide Hot Honey

  • Author: Chelsea Cole
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x
  • Category: Condiments
  • Method: Sous Vide
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Hot honey is everyone’s new favorite condiment for pizza, fried chicken, and more. Did you know you can make this sous vide hot honey recipe in just two hours with your immersion circulator? I teach you how to do it two ways: one with habanero, one with chili flakes!


  • 1 cup honey
  • 2 roughly chopped habanero peppers OR 1 tsp red pepper flakes


  1. Start by preheating a water bath with your immersion circulator to 155 degrees F. Tip: Fill your water bath with the hottest tap water you can to make the preheat go faster!

  2. Add 1 cup of honey to a pint sized canning jar, then stir in either 1 tsp red pepper flakes OR 2 roughly chopped habanero peppers. Put the lid on the jar using just your fingertips – you want the lid only to be closed to “fingertip tight” so air can escape while it cooks.

  3. Cook for 2 hours in the preheated water bath, remove, and let cool on the counter for 20 minutes before refrigerating.


You can get fancy honey if you’d like, or just get some regular ol’ honey!

Red pepper flakes will give the honey a “cleaner” flavor – just a hint of spice. Habanero peppers add a vegetal pepper flavor and the heat is a little stronger. My husband liked the red pepper flake version, and I liked the habanero pepper version!

If you use habanero peppers, you can strain them off if you want or leave them in for extra spicy bites.

Keywords: sous vide hot honey