Embracing Winter Warmth with Manuka Honey Treats

Embracing Winter Warmth with Manuka Honey Treats

Winter's chill meets its match in the warm embrace of Manuka Honey. Amidst the cold breeze, a spoonful of Sunhighlands Manuka Honey can transform your winter days, offering cosy comfort and countering seasonal respiratory ailments like coughs and colds.

Yet, winter isn't just about the cold; it's also a time for celebration, blanketed in snowflakes, with Christmas at its heart - a magical season spreading joy and happiness.

Manuka Honey is particularly beneficial in the winter, providing a delicious and healthy boost to your Christmas festivities. It's an essential ingredient for a warm, spirited celebration, as it adds both health and flavour to your holiday dishes.

Get ready to level up your Christmas with these three exclusive Manuka Honey-infused recipes!

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Manuka Honey Christmas Trifle

Indulge in the festive richness of a Manuka Honey Christmas Trifle. This dessert brings a unique sweetness to your family feast and is surprisingly simple to make.


  • 1 sponge cake
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)
  • 1 tablespoon Sunhighlands Manuka Honey
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • Sliced almonds for garnishing


  1. Custard: Heat milk in a saucepan. Whisk egg yolks, sugar, and flour. Gradually add hot milk, return to the saucepan, and cook until thick. Add vanilla extract and cool.
  2. Berries: Mix berries with Manuka honey and let them macerate.
  3. Whipped Cream: Whip cream to stiff peaks, then fold in Manuka honey.
  4. Assemble: Layer cake, orange juice, custard, and berries in a trifle dish, topped with whipped cream.
  5. Garnish with mint leaves and almonds.
  6. Chill before serving.

Manuka Glazed Roast Ham

Elevate your Christmas dinner with a succulent Manuka Glazed Roast Ham, offering a perfect blend of rich, caramelised flavours.


  • 1 bone-in ham (7-9 pounds)
  • 1 cup Manuka honey
  • ½ cup Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F (163°C). Score ham and mix glaze ingredients in a saucepan.
  2. Brush ham with glaze and roast, basting every 30 minutes.
  3. Rest before serving
  4. Garnish with mint and lemon, over a bed of sliced onions.

Manuka Honey Glazed Herb-Roasted Turkey

Add a citrusy twist to your Christmas with a Manuka Honey-Glazed Herb-Roasted Turkey, rich in essential nutrients.


  • 1 whole turkey (12-15 pounds)
  • Salt, pepper
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • ½ cup Manuka honey
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon each of rosemary, thyme
  • Zest of one orange
  • 1 cup chicken broth


  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F (163°C). Prepare turkey and make honey-herb butter.
  2. Apply butter mixture under the skin and over the surface.
  3. Roast, basting with juices, and glaze in the last 30 minutes.
  4. Rest before serving
  5. Garnish with rosemary and orange slices.

These recipes transform your dining experience into a festive banquet, combining the savoury delights of the ham and turkey with the sweet, citrusy dessert of the trifle. Perfect for the festive feast or as a thoughtful Christmas gift, these Manuka honey dishes are sure to spread warmth and happiness this winter season. Embrace the goodness of Sunhighlands Manuka honey and make this Christmas unforgettable.