Hard, crystallized honey, though perfectly safe to eat, probably isn’t what you’re looking for to sweeten your cup of tea. If you prefer your honey runny, try this trick to bring the sweetener back to a luscious, drizzly state:
Place the container in a bowl of hot water until the honey is smooth and runny, 5 to 10 minutes.
Alternatively, remove the lid, then microwave the jar in 30-second intervals. (If you’re running low on the sticky ingredient, this trick will also help get every last drop of honey out of the jar since warm honey tends to flow faster.)
To prevent crystals from forming again, store the honey in a cool, dry place (not the refrigerator) and avoid introducing moisture. You know what that means: No double-dipping once your spoon hits your tea.
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