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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!

Key Takeaways

  1. Optimal Infusion Conditions: To achieve the best results when infusing honey, maintain a controlled heating temperature of no higher than 105°F (41°C). This careful management ensures that the honey retains its flavor, aroma, and color while liquefying adequately for infusion. The LĒVO machine's precise temperature control makes this process a breeze, allowing you to "set and forget" until your infusion is ready.

  2. Creative and Therapeutic Uses: Infused honey isn't just delicious—it's versatile. Whether it's soothing a sore throat with lemon sage honey or boosting your immune system with lavender honey, the possibilities are endless. You can experiment with various flavors and even use your infused honey in culinary delights like drizzling over chicken and waffles or creating homemade honey gummies.

  3. Advanced Technology for Simple Infusion: The LĒVO Lux machine, equipped with innovative features like the DRY+ cycle, optimizes the drying of herbs before infusion, enhancing both the flavor and shelf life of your honey. The machine's versatile dispense modes handle viscous liquids like honey effortlessly, ensuring a smooth transfer into storage containers without the mess.

  4. Choosing Ingredients and Storage: The type of honey and the ingredients you choose to infuse can significantly influence the final product. Opt for high-quality, viscous honey varieties and pair them with complementary herbs or botanicals. Post-infusion, store your honey in airtight containers in a cool, dark place to preserve its quality. Adding lecithin can enhance the binding of botanicals in the honey, perfecting the consistency and boosting infusion effectiveness.

Why We Love Infused Honey: 

  • hot peach honeyHerbal 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:

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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.

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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.

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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. 

 Ready to learn how to infuse honey? Let's go!

FAQ

What is the best temperature to infuse honey in the LĒVO machine?

To preserve the nutrients and flavor of your honey, it's crucial to control the heating process carefully. The optimal temperature for infusing honey in the LĒVO is no higher than 105°F (41°C). This temperature allows the honey to liquefy while maintaining its natural aroma, color, and properties.

Can I use any type of honey for infusion in the LĒVO?

Yes, you can use various types of honey, but the choice of honey can affect the flavor of your infusion. Opt for natural, viscous honeys like those typically found in bear-shaped bottles for best results. Creamed honey is less suitable due to its texture, which can make the infusion process challenging.

How can I enhance the flavor and potency of my honey infusion?

To enhance the flavor and potency, consider using the double power pod to increase the quantity of herbs. Additionally, experiment with a variety of herbs, spices, or botanicals like lavender and rose petals. Ensure the herbs are dry and coarsely ground for optimal infusion, and consider adding lecithin (1 tsp per 2 cups of honey) to help bind the infusion more effectively.

What should I do if my honey becomes too thick to dispense after infusion?

If the honey thickens and is hard to dispense, you can reheat it in the LĒVO at 105°F for about 30 minutes to soften it. Always dispense the honey while it's warm to ensure it flows easily and fully extracts from the reservoir.

 

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Glenn calendar_today

I have tried to infuse my dried peppers into honey at 115° for 5 hours and still doesn’t take on any heat. My olive oil came out fantastic. Any suggestions.
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LEVO Oil Infusion, Inc. replied:
Hi Glenn. Some things to keep in mind for best transfer during infusion are keeping the temp low & slow, your herbs dried (both it seems you’ve got covered!), as well as ensuring your peppers are finely chopped. There can be many factors, including type of pepper & even honey. We recommend visiting our LEVO Love Club <https://www.facebook.com/groups/levoloveclub> facebook group for specific suggestions from other LĒVO users doing similar!

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Barb Bradley calendar_today

I had to wait months to receive my machine. It was DEFINITELY worth the wait!!! It has been the best investment yet!!

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Rukiya calendar_today

Can I infuse honey with ground flower and lavender at the same time, or should I infuse with lavender and them with ground flower?
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LEVO Oil Infusion, Inc. replied:
If you are decarbing your flower first, do that without the lavender. Then, you can add the lavender in for the infuse cycle if you choose!

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Mitchell, Jeannie calendar_today

What is the dry button for?
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LEVO Oil Infusion, Inc. replied:
The Dry cycle is for removing excess moisture from your herbs! You can read more about it here: https://help.levooil.com/article/5eqbslgu6x-dry-mode.

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Stacey L Yoder calendar_today

Do you recommend adding lecithin for certain herbs? Curious due to the lack of fat in honey.
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LEVO Oil Infusion, Inc. replied:
Lecithin is a good option for an emulsifier. You can also infuse a fat-soluble liquid such as coconut oil and then add it to your honey!

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