DONATE: Support our mission to improve childhood nutrition and cooking skills!

Honey Mustard

Honey Mustard

Of course you can buy mustard—but it’s so much fun to make your own, and it makes a special gift. Look for ground mustard in the spice aisle of the supermarket.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

kitchen gear

  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Small pot
  • Wooden spoon or heatproof spatula
  • Pot holders
  • Clean, lidded jars


  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup ground (dry) mustard
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons honey


  • Put the water, mustard, vinegar, and salt in the pot and mix well. Put the pot on the stove and turn the heat to medium-high. Bring just to a boil, then lower the heat to very low.
  • Cook, stirring from time to time, until the mixture thickens to the consistency of runny mustard or yogurt, about 40 minutes, then stir in the honey. Set aside to cool.
  • Cover and refrigerate at least 3 days, so the mustard can mellow and thicken further. (Like store-bought mustard, it will last a long time in the refrigerator.)



• Make it bright yellow! Add 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric before cooking.
• Make it herby: Add 1 teaspoon dried herbs, such as rosemary, thyme, or tarragon, before cooking.
    Your Cart
    Your cart is emptyReturn to Shop