We are often asked by our customers, “What is the difference between regular and creamed honey?” “How do you make it?” “What is it for?” This article explains all.
What is creamed honey made from?
Creamed honey, also known whipped honey or spun honey, is 100% pure honey. Nothing artificial – or dairy – is added. It is the creaming process that transforms regular Australian honey into creamed honey.
The natural crystallisation process of honey is precisely controlled, and the varieties of honey used for creaming carefully selected.
How is Creamed Honey Made?
Just like whipping cream traps bubbles of air and produces a fluffier consistency, whipping honey does similar. In the end, the honey is filled with tiny bubbles of air that enhance the texture and flavour.
The honey we use
AB’s Honey pure Ironbark honey is creamed in small batches using a traditional method. We choose to use Ironbark Honey in our creaming process because it has a natural tendency to quickly crytallise.
The traditional creaming process involves carefully maintaining the natural raw honey at a low temperature and using paddles to gently stir the mixture. A low temperature is essential to slow the crystallisation process and prevent any damage to the honey.
Check out AB’s Creamed Honey!
If you haven’t tried creamed honey before you are missing out! Creamed honey has a mild flavour, spreads like butter and, unlike liquid honey, doesn’t drip! Pure creamed honey also tends to have a more delicate and consistent texture than runny honey. It is absolutely wonderful on warm toast and sourdough bread, or straight from the jar!
AB’s Honey offers three types of creamed honey; our traditional Creamed Ironbark Honey and our very special blends of Creamed Honey with Ginger and Creamed Honey with Cinnamon. The added ginger and cinnamon spices makes our pure Australian creamed honeys unique and totally delicious. They are also a wonderful spreadable addition to a cheese platter.
Honey for your sandwiches
If your children love honey sandwiches in their lunchboxes, but hate what it does to the bread, creamed honey will provide the flavour they love, without sacrificing the bread!