This may be old news for many, and a couple of quick web searches show plenty of good advice on this matter. Still, I thought it was very cool when I actually tried it out so I thought I’d write it up.
Liquid honey tends to crystallize after a period of time, often much less time than you will be able to consume all of it. The process for fixing this is quite simple:
- Find a container that the honey jar will fit into
- Put the honey jar in the container
- Fill the container with boiling water
- Repeat until you’ve got completely liquid honey
I tend to wait about 10 minutes before repeating the cycle. It usually takes 2 or 3 cycles for me to render the entire honey jar liquid again. If you stop before its done, it will much more quickly re-crystallize (days vs. weeks). Sometimes I turn my jar upside-down to get full coverage. Paper labels probably won’t make it past the first round of this (this explains why my jar is naked).
Here are a series of photos showing the process.
3 thoughts on “How To: Reliquify Honey”
LOL – your drowning honey bear was just the thing I needed to see this morning!
I guess that’s why nuking it has to happen every morning then, I’m not doing a thorough enough job.
They actually recommend against using the microwave. Two problems. 1) plastic bottles and the microwave aren’t a great mix 2) the honey heats unevenly in the microwave and can be scalding hot.
This hot water fix takes a while to do, but the results “stick” for a couple of weeks.
Just googled for “how to reliquify honey” and picked the first promising link. Boggled to find myself on your blog! They say its a small world – but it seem to apply to cyberspace as well. Anyway, thanks for you write-up. I was just about to microwave it.