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1½ cups honey
4 egg whites
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/8 tsp cream of tarter

In a small saucepan with tall sides over medium heat, add honey.  Cook, until honey reaches 240˚, which is known as a soft-ball stage.  The honey will spin a thread when dripped from a spoon.

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In the bowl of a standing mixer, combine egg whites, sea salt and cream of tarter. While the mixer is running on high speed, pour the hot honey mixture slowly into the egg whites.  Beat the mixture for approximately 5 minutes, until the mixture is stiff, but still soft.

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  • Katie Fox

    Hi! Just wondering – when do we add the cream of tartar? I don’t see it in the instructions.

    April 14, 2014
    • Molly Chester

      Hi Katie! It goes in with the egg whites. Thanks for catching this and sharing! I updated the recipe.

      April 18, 2014
  • Sandy Schrec

    What a gracious way to love on a bruised soul.

    April 14, 2014
  • Annie Jones

    I’m assuming you add the cream of tartar before you add the hot honey?

    April 14, 2014
    • Molly Chester

      Whoops! I added Cream of Tarter into the instructions. It goes in with the egg whites and sea salt. Sorry about that! Molly

      April 18, 2014
  • This aptly named frosting looks fabulous – must give it a try soon! Just discovered your site today and I’m looking forward to reading more!

    April 17, 2014
  • Katherine Horton

    Great recipe! Can I add vanilla or cocoa to give it different flavors? Thank you.

    May 5, 2014
    • Molly Chester

      I would think so… haven’t tried it, but let us know how it goes…

      May 9, 2014
  • Barbara

    How long will it hold up? Looks great and will try it this weekend!

    June 28, 2014
    • Molly Chester

      I always have made it same day, but let us know if you find out!

      July 4, 2014
  • Dee

    So do the egg whites get cooked by the hot honey? I don’t understand how it is safe to eat.

    September 16, 2014
  • Rhonda

    Do you have the cake recipe on here somewhere :)

    October 11, 2014
    • Molly Chester

      I don’t, yet! Try Carrie Vitt of Deliciously Organic, as she’s got great cake recipes.

      December 11, 2014
  • I’m going to be baking cookies that require a butter cream frosting on the top of the cookie.
    Would this your resipe work for the buttercream frosting required?

    November 24, 2014
    • Molly Chester

      It is not a buttercream frosting, but it would be a delicious substitute for one.

      December 11, 2014

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