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.
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