Chipotle Honey Mustard - spicy homemade mustard with chipotle chili powder and a bit of honey to offset the heat.

Excite Your Taste Buds with Spicy Sweet Chipotle Honey Mustard

Have you ever made your own mustard? To celebrate National Mustard Day (the first Saturday in August according to the National Mustard Museum) I decided to give it a whirl. Oh my! Could it be any easier? And you can make it in small batches and customize it anyway you’d like. I went spicy sweet with this Chipotle Honey Mustard.

Chipotle Honey Mustard - spicy homemade mustard with chipotle chili powder and a bit of honey to offset the heat.

I made a chunky style using whole mustard seed, but you can use mustard powder for a smoother product. For the liquid, I chose a mild rice wine vinegar so it would not detract from the mustard, honey and chipotle. But I saw recipes using everything from beer to grapefruit juice to cognac!

I only had yellow mustard seeds in the house which are not quite as spicy as the brown. But, it’s not the “yellow” mustard seeds that makes traditional American mustard bright yellow. It actually makes a grayish brown color when pureed. When it was first mass produced someone got the bright idea to add turmeric to turn it yellow in order to differentiate it from prepared horseradish. Turmeric is the yellow brown powder in the photo above. It’s a wonderful spice with many health benefits. Not that you are going to get a huge dose from mustard, but it adds a lovely color and subtle taste.

The red powder in the photo above is the chipotle chili powder. What was I thinking when I added all of that in from the start? WAY too much for me. My advice based on painful experience is to add a little, then add more if you feel it needs it after sitting overnight.

Chipotle Honey Mustard

Prep time12 hours, 5 minutes
Dietary Diabetic, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Condiment


  • 1oz mustard seeds (yellow, brown or a mix of both)
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle chili powder (more or less to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • pinch salt


Add all ingredients to a blender, starting with about 1/8 teaspoon of chipotle chili powder. Puree until smooth but still a bit chunky.
Put in a glass jar and refrigerate over night to allow flavors to deepen. Taste, add additional chipotle powder if desired. If the mustard seems too thick you can thin it with a little more vinegar or water.



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6 thoughts on “Excite Your Taste Buds with Spicy Sweet Chipotle Honey Mustard”

  1. I couldn’t wait to try making my own mustard. Considering all the DIY stuff I make, it is amazing I haven’t already made it. Thank you for sharing a great recipe and inspiring me to try something new.

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