Jars of honey and garlic soaked in honey in a basket with garlic and flowers
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Fermented Garlic Honey Recipe

This simple herbal remedy helps boost immunity levels. 
Prep Time10 mins
Fermenting Time3 d
Total Time10 mins
Course: Condiment, Herbal Remedy
Cuisine: European, Asian
Keyword: Fermented Garlic Honey
Appliance: Glass Jar
Servings: 1 cup
Author: Raksha Hegde



  • To make fermented garlic honey, you will need a clean 1-quart heatproof glass jar. Use one with a wide mouth to have easier access to the garlic cloves. 
  • The garlic cloves can be prepped in the manner you prefer. You can choose to peel it fully or keep the thin papery layer on. Also, you can either use the whole garlic clove, or crush it lightly, or mince it. 
  • Place the garlic in the jar. Pour the honey on the garlic. You can stir it to make sure all the garlic cloves are coated with honey. Close the lid of the jar and let it sit for 3 days. 
  • Remove the lid of the jar and let the gases out. You may see tiny bubbles at this stage. Let it sit for a week. You should open the lid every other day and stir it a bit. 
  • Fermented garlic honey is ready to use. You can store it at room temperature for a month. 


If the honey solidifies, you can bring it to room temperature by warming it in the microwave or in a saucepan over low heat. 
You can use the garlic-flavored honey on grilled chicken or fish, or as a dip for spicy fried chicken.