I buy honey by the gallon. It’s real food. It’s natural. And it’s goooood.
Buying honey in bulk from a beekeeper is less expensive than buying from the grocery store. However, a gallon of honey is just a tad – ahem – more expensive than a gallon of white sugar. I’m trying to be a good steward of our resources while also feeding my family healthy, whole foods, so I do my best to get every last drop out of that honey jar!
The problem with buying in bulk is that raw honey tends to crystalize faster than honey from a grocery store. Now I know crystallization is a natural occurrence and doesn’t mean the honey is bad. But the crystals on the glass means less honey in the jar.
Thankfully, it’s a quick fix to get those honey crystals back into edible honey.
What to do When Honey Crystalizes
Uncrystalizing honey is a simple process that only requires a bit of heat.
- If the honey is in a microwave safe jar, you can microwave the opened jar for 30 to 60 seconds.
- If the honey is in another type of container or you’d rather not use the microwave, you can just place the unopened container in a bowl of hot water. Let it warm for a few minutes and then stir.
Good as new! Heating honey revitalizes it after crystallization and helps get every last drop out of the container!
Is honey your sweetener of choice? Or do you prefer another sweetener for your sweet treats?