How To Infuse Honey
The rumors are true — LĒVO can infuse your favorite sweet treat, honey! Learn how to infuse honey with the recipe below. While LĒVO makes it super simple, there are a few important things to note about the process. To preserve the nutrients in the honey and avoid burning, the heating process must be carefully controlled. It is best to heat at a lower infusing temperature no higher than 105°F / 41°C. This will allow you to liquefy the honey and still maintain the flavor, aroma, and color. With LĒVO’s precise time and temperature control, infusing honey is as easy as setting and forgetting – set your time and temperature and go on with your day. Your LĒVO will notify you when it is ready for dispensing!
Why We Love Infused Honey:
Herbal honey can be used for natural healing. For example, a lemon sage-infused honey can help soothe a sore throat, while a lavender-infused honey can help boost your immune system. Our Hot Peach Honey has also become a favorite honey infusion of ours!
You can experiment with different flavors! The blend of spiciness and sweetness is a flavor combination that we can’t get enough of. We especially enjoy hot honey on savory dishes like chicken and waffles or even drizzled on pizza.
Infused honey can also be used to make homemade honey gummies!
Here are some items to help you get started:
- LĒVO Lux Machine
- Power Pod (double up to increase the potency and/or flavor of your infusion)
- Herb Press (for squeezing out every last drop of infusion from the pod)
Hacks for Infusing Honey:
Now that you're eager to start your honey-infusing journey with LĒVO, we're here to provide you with some valuable hacks and tips that will elevate your home-infused honey game. Whether you're a seasoned infuser or a complete novice, these hacks will help you achieve the perfect infusion every time.
1. Harness the Power of LĒVO Lux's DRY+ Cycle
One of the key reasons we recommend the LĒVO Lux machine for honey infusion is its innovative DRY+ cycle. This cycle takes your infusion process to the next level by offering an elevated dry cycle, to efficiently dry your fresh herbs prior to infusion. The DRY+ cycle ensures that your herbs are thoroughly dried before the infusion begins, which is essential for optimizing the flavor profile and life expectancy of your finished product.
2. Explore the Versatile Dispense Modes of LĒVO Lux
Another reason why the LĒVO Lux machine stands out for honey infusion is its three dispense modes. One of these modes is specifically designed for dispensing viscous liquids like honey. This makes the process of pouring your infused honey into containers a breeze, without the sticky mess or wastage that can often occur with traditional methods.
The precise control offered by LĒVO Lux's dispensing modes ensures that your infused honey goes exactly where you want it to, and in the perfect quantity. This is particularly useful when you're creating infused honey for culinary purposes or gift-giving.
3. Choose the Right Honey Varietal and Ingredients
While having a top-notch infusion machine is crucial, your choice of honey and additional ingredients can significantly impact the flavor and aroma of your infused honey. Here are some additional hacks to consider:
Selecting the Right Honey Varietal: Different honey varieties have distinct flavors, colors, and aromas. For example, wildflower honey, clover honey, and orange blossom honey each bring their own unique qualities to the infusion process. Experiment with various honey types to discover which one complements your chosen infusion ingredients best.
Complementing Ingredients: Don't be afraid to get creative with your infusions. Experiment with herbs, spices, fruits, or even botanicals like lavender or rose petals to create unique and flavorful honey infusions. Remember that the possibilities are endless, and you can tailor you infusions to your personal taste preferences.
Storage Matters: After infusing your honey, store it properly to maintain its freshness and flavor. Use airtight containers to keep moisture out and protect your infused honey from external flavors and odors. Store it in a cool, dark place to preserve its quality over time.
Lean on Lecithin: When infusing honey with flower specifically, lecithin is the ingredient you need to help the botanicals bind to the honey. Use 1tsp of lecithin per 2 cups of honey. You can learn more about this special ingredient in our Ultimate Lecithin Guide here.
With these hacks in mind and the LĒVO Lux machine by your side, you're well on your way to becoming a master of honey infusion. Whether you're infusing for culinary adventures, health benefits, or thoughtful gifts, these tips will help you create honey infusions that are both delicious and long-lasting. Enjoy your journey into the world of infused honey!
Want an In-Depth Honey Tutorial?
Check out our 1-hour pre-recorded LĒVO Live from Spring 2022 that's all about using LĒVO to infuse honey.
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How To Infuse Honey
Learn how to infuse honey with LĒVO's easy recipe.
- Pack the herb pod using fresh or coarsely ground dried herbs. Too finely ground and your herb will seep through into your infusion, so grind just enough to increase surface area.*
- With the reservoir and stirrer correctly installed inside the LEVO unit, place the herb pod inside the reservoir.
- Measure 16 oz (2 cups) of honey. Make sure you use viscous** honey.
- Scoop the honey into your LEVO reservoir. Make sure all of the contents of your herb pod are submerged and close the lid.
Set your LĒVO to 105°F and infuse for 2-4 hours depending on your herb choice. Use our time and temperature calculator to be precise, or visit the LEVO Love Club private facebook group for specific suggestions.
- While the honey is still warm, dispense your infusion into an airtight container, such as a reusable glass jar. Use your Herb Press to strain as efficiently as possible and ensure you get every last drop of the infusion***.
- Keep your honey infusion in your pantry. Or, for maximum freshness, keep your infusions organized and accessible by pouring them into freezer-safe Herb Blocks.
- For any recipe needing a touch of sweetness, add the flavor and benefits of herbs with LEVO infused honey.
- Share what you make with @LEVO_Oil and be sure to tag it as #LEVOmade.
*For flower, make sure to use the Activate cycle prior to infusing! **Viscosity is the measure of the resistance of a fluid to flow, so the honey you find in the bear bottles work great! Creamed honey- not so much. ***If your honey infusion cools down while still inside the LEVO reservoir, the consistency will thicken up and make it hard to drain. In order to heat it back up to be easier to drain, set the infusion cycle to 105ºF for 30 minutes or so and try again.
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