Homemade Creamy Brown Sugar Butter

Brown Sugar Butter
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Prep: 8 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 8 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Yield: 1/2 cup
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
119 Calories
13g Fat
1g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 119
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 8g 41%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 92mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 7mg 1%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 9mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Butter seems like such a simple ingredient, yet it can be improved and enhanced to create custom butter flavors. This recipe is for a sweet, whipped butter with brown sugar and it is a pure delight for many types of bread.

Flavored butters are known as compound butters in the culinary world and they're extremely easy to make. The trick is to allow your butter to reach room temperature so it becomes nice and soft. From there, it's as simple as whipping the ingredients with your electric mixer until the butter is creamy.

This brown sugar butter recipe adds more cream to the butter. It can be heavy cream, milk, or anything in between. Because it's just a couple of tablespoons, feel free to use the dairy option you have in the fridge. There's no need to buy a specific cream just for this recipe if you're not going to use the rest of it. 


  • 4 ounces (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened

  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream, or milk

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar, packed

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. After the butter has softened to room temperature, place it in a small mixing bowl.

  3. Add the cream or milk and the brown sugar.

  4. Begin beating the butter with your mixer on a slow speed and build up to a faster speed. Whip the butter until it is nice and creamy.

  5. Keep the butter in a covered bowl or plastic container. Store in the refrigerator when not in use.

Using Your Brown Sugar Butter

The finished brown sugar butter is light and sweet and once you taste it, you'll want to add it to almost everything. It tastes great on white bread as well as heavy grain bread and works well with dinner. Sweetbreads, muffins, pancakes, and waffles can also be enhanced with it.

Pair it with other bread spreads as well. It's fantastic with raspberry jam, orange marmalade, and many other fruit spreads.