Here’s a way to strengthen your immune system and add a burst of flavor to your culinary creations. This Fermented Garlic Honey recipe is a simple yet potent elixir combining the natural goodness of honey and garlic, while harnessing their amazing health benefits.  

With a 1:1 ratio of honey to garlic cloves, you can easily scale this recipe up to fit your needs and mason jar. Remember, the number of cloves in one cup may vary depending on their size.

Though this process is straightforward, patience is the key as it takes a few weeks for the magic of fermentation to work its wonders. But the wait is well worth it!

Now, let’s talk health perks. Garlic is renowned for its immune-supporting properties and its potential to combat colds and flu. Honey, with its antibacterial and soothing qualities, complements garlic perfectly. Together, they create a dynamic duo that can help keep you feeling your best.

When it comes to enjoying this creation, you have options.  If you’re a garlic connoisseur, you can enjoy one honey-soaked clove each day as a preventative measure. Or start incorporating one a day at the first sign of a cold and continue throughout its duration. Another idea is to add some garlic-infused drippy honey to a cup of soothing tea for an extra dose of comfort and wellness.

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Fermented Garlic Honey

This Fermented Garlic Honey recipe is a simple yet potent elixir combining the natural goodness of honey and garlic, while harnessing their amazing health benefits.
Servings: 48 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 21 days 5 minutes


  • 1 cup garlic cloves, papery skin removed
  • 1 cup raw honey


  • Place peeled cloves in a mason jar. Add the honey (it should be enough to cover all the cloves, and ideally the honey should settle 2 inches above the top garlic cloves).
  • Cover tightly with lid and turn upside down to ensure all of the cloves are well-coated in honey.
  • Keep in a cool dark place for 3 to 4 weeks to allow for fermentation. During the fermentation process, gasses will be emitted, so it’s important to unscrew the lid and open the jar slightly 1 time per day to release these gasses.
  • Then reseal the jar. You don’t have worry about tightly resealing the jar, as a looser fit will allow the gasses to naturally escape as well.
  • You can eat a clove a day with some honey as a preventative method or start to eat once you feel a cold coming on and for the duration of your cold. You can also add some of the garlic-infused honey to a cup of soothing tea when you’re feeling under the weather.
  • Fermented Garlic Honey can last up to a year if stored in a sealed jar in a cool, dark place (cabinet).


Nutrition provided for 1 honey-coated garlic clove.
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American

Nutrition Information per serving

Calories: 15Carbohydrates: 4gProtein: 0gTotal Fat: 0g— Unsaturated Fat: 0g— Saturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgFiber: 0gTotal Sugar: 3g— Natural Sugar: 0g— Added Sugar: 3g
Nutrition information is calculated using a leading industry software. That being said, brands can vary, and there may be slight fluctuations in the numbers.
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