4 Winter Warmer Manuka Honey Hot Drink Recipes


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Essential Takeaways

Manuka honey is a fantastic addition to hot drinks because it’s delicious and packed full of antibacterial properties.

Add sweetness and wellness to stave off those allergies and colds as the seasons change with these manuka honey hot drink recipes.

Welcome to the delightful world of manuka honey-infused hot drinks.

If you're a fan of cosy beverages that not only warm your heart but also boost your wellness, you're in for a treat.

In this article, we'll explore fantastic recipes that incorporate the golden goodness of manuka honey into some of your favourite hot drinks.

Perfect for the autumn and winter seasons!

So, grab your best mug and let's get brewing.

In this manuka honey hot drink recipes article, you’ll find:

  • Why make manuka honey drinks

  • Recipe #1: matcha latte with manuka honey

  • Recipe #2: turmeric latte with manuka honey

  • Recipe #3: soy vanilla chai with manuka honey

  • Recipe #4: caramel pumpkin spice latte with manuka honey

  • How to choose your manuka honey

  • Get your manuka honey from New Zealand Honey Co.


Why Use Manuka Honey in Hot Drinks

Before we dive into the recipes, let's take a moment to appreciate the star of the show: manuka honey.

Hailing from the pristine landscapes of New Zealand, manuka honey is renowned for its earthy flavour and exceptional health benefits.

With its uniquely high antibacterial properties, manuka honey is used in everything from foods to skincare, wound healing, easing infections and even for working out!

It’s particularly great for warding off coughs, colds and allergies, which often signal the beginning of autumn and winter.

It's no wonder it's considered liquid gold!

And it’s perfect to add to your warming hot drinks to stay well as the seasons change.

Here are some of our favourite manuka honey hot drink recipes.

Matcha Latte with Manuka Honey

Start your day with a burst of energy by combining the earthy goodness of matcha with the sweet notes of manuka honey.

Here's how.



  1. Heat the milk in a saucepan until hot but not boiling.

  2. Whisk in the matcha powder until smooth.

  3. Remove from heat and once cooled slightly, add manuka honey.

  4. Stir until the honey is fully dissolved.

  5. Pour into your favourite mug and enjoy!

Turmeric Latte with Manuka Honey

Like manuka honey, turmeric is packed full of antibacterial properties. Double-up these wellness powerhouses for an extra strong wellness boost.



  1. Warm the milk in a saucepan.

  2. Stir in the turmeric powder and black pepper.

  3. Once heated, remove from the heat source and once cooled slightly, add manuka honey.

  4. Stir until the honey is completely mixed in.

  5. Pour into your favourite mug and savour the comforting warmth.

Soy Vanilla Chai with Manuka Honey

Indulge in the aromatic embrace of vanilla chai, made even better with the addition of manuka honey.



  1. Heat the soy milk until hot but not boiling.

  2. Steep the chai tea bag in the hot milk for 5-7 minutes.

  3. Remove the tea bag and stir in Manuka honey and vanilla extract.

  4. Mix until the honey is fully dissolved.

  5. Transfer to your favorite mug and savor the sweet and spicy goodness.

Caramel Pumpkin Spice Latte with Manuka Honey

Embrace the flavours of fall with this delightful twist on a classic favourite:


  • 1 cup brewed coffee or espresso

  • 1/2 cup milk (your choice)

  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree

  • 2 tablespoons caramel syrup

  • 1 tablespoon New Zealand Honey Co. manuka honey

  • A pinch of pumpkin spice


  1. In a saucepan, combine the milk, pumpkin puree, caramel syrup, and pumpkin spice.

  2. Heat until hot but not boiling, stirring constantly.

  3. Remove from heat and add Manuka honey. Stir until well blended.

  4. Pour the brewed coffee or espresso into your favorite mug and top it with the creamy pumpkin caramel mixture.


How to Choose Your Manuka Honey for Hot Drinks

The most rigorous testing for genuine manuka honey is the Unique Manuka Factor (UMF™) grading system.

Since honey is one of the most faked foods there is and manuka specifically is packed full of great benefits, opting for UMF™-graded manuka honey gets you the best stuff guaranteed.

But which grade is right for you?

For a general, daily wellness boost, opt for the lower grades: 

For more antibacterial properties and easing medical complaints, opt for the middle grades:

For the best antibacterial effects and for addressing more significant medical issues, aim higher:

Still unsure what’s right for you?

Easy, take our fun quiz to find out.

Get Your UMF™ Manuka Honey from New Zealand Honey Co.

All our manuka honeys are independently tested to the highest UMF™ standards, so you know you’re getting the real deal.

Check out our accreditations here.

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