Honey Butter

The Abundant Garden: Growing Quality Kids Through Gardening by Kinderfarmhomeschool.com

Honey butter: an activity for children of all ages. Studying about bees is the perfect time to indulge in a little honey butter. It’s also easy to make and fun to surprise someone with a gift of bread and homemade honey butter. In this activity, children will learn how to make honey butter.

*Disclaimer: Children under the age of one should NOT consume honey. If you or your child is a diabetic, please consult your physician before ingesting sugar of any kind.

*This recipe was adapted from a recipe found on savorynothings.com.

  • Supplies:
    • handheld mixer
    • bowl
    • spatula
    • jar with lid
    • a loaf of bread (either store bought or homemade), cornbread, or biscuits
  •  Ingredients: 
    • 1/2 cup butter, softened – You can either churn your own or buy your butter. You can find directions on how to churn your own butter below.
    • 1/3 – 2/3 cup honey (warmed and liquidy) – organic, raw, and local honey is best
  • Wash hands thoroughly.
  • Combine the ingredients and whip them in a small bowl using a handheld mixer.
  • Place in a glass jar and cover.
  • Find a family to bless and play ding, dong, ditch as you leave this butter and bread on their doorstep.
  • Take pictures and tag #theabundantgarden on Instagram to share your fun and for an opportunity to be featured @theabundantgarden.

Churn your own butter: this recipe was adapted from the book Pioneer Farm by Megan O’Hara. You can read this cute little story written about life on a farm in the 1880’s. It’s best when read wearing a prairie dress and bonnet.

  • Supplies:
    • one mason jar with lid (or a real butter churn if you are into antiques)
  • Ingredients:
    • one cup whipping cream
  • Put the whipping cream into the mason jar. Put the lid on, making sure it’s on tight.
  • Shake the jar for 30 minutes. (This is a great way to get some energy out.) You will see the butter separate from the buttermilk.
  • Put the butter in a bowl.
  • Place the buttermilk in a lidded container and use it to drink or in a recipe (like pancakes or apple cider donuts!)
  • Rinse the butter with a little cold water as any buttermilk left on the butter can spoil it.
  • Stir in a pinch of salt to taste (optional).
  • Use the butter for the above honey butter recipe.
  • Take pictures and tag #theabundantgarden on Instagram to share your fun and for an opportunity to be featured @theabundantgarden.