How to Make Homemade Whipped Butter

Homemade whipped butter

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  • Total: 5 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 jar (8 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
102 Calories
11g Fat
0g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 jar (8 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 102
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 15%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 0g
Calcium 4mg 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.)

Do you crave the creamy whipped butter they serve at your local steak house? It's very easy to make at home and enjoy on all of your homemade breads and warm dinner rolls.

The recipe for homemade whipped butter could not be easier. All you need is a stick of butter and a little milk or water. Within six minutes, you will have delicious and creamy butter that spreads easily over any bread. You can even add flavor and customize the taste to a particular bread of your baking.


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  • 1 stick butter (1/4 pound or 1/2 cup, softened)
  • 2 tablespoons milk (or water)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Butter on a plate
  2. After the butter has softened to room temperature, put it in a small mixing bowl.

    Room temperature butter in a bowl
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  3. Add either milk or water.

    Softened butter in a bowl
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  4. Whip with a hand mixer on low speed for 1 to 2 minutes.

    Whipped butter
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  5. Increase the speed to high speed, and mix for an additional 2 to 4 minutes until the butter is light and creamy.

    Homemade whipped butter
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  6. Serve on bread, waffles, and steak. Or use to rub over a chicken before roasting, and enjoy!


  • Store in the refrigerator when not in use.
  • Make sure that your butter is softened. Ideally, it should be removed from the refrigerator 30 minutes before you begin whipping it. This makes the task much easier because the butter will not get caught in the beaters and it will combine much quicker with the liquid.
  • Milk will make a creamier whipped butter and would be the preferred option. Don't run to the store if you're out, though, water will do just fine.
  • Whipped butter should be stored in the refrigerator in a plastic container with a good lid. Recycling an old butter tub is not a bad idea as long as it's clean.
  • The whipped butter is stable and should be good for up to 10 days though it will get a little harder the longer it sets.

Recipe Variations

  • Add Fresh or Dried Herbs - Basil, chives, oregano, and parsley make great additions to whipped butter. Simply chop fresh herbs or add small amounts of dried herbs while whipping the butter.
  • Creamy Brown Sugar Butter - A sweetened butter, this one's fantastic on heavy grain as well as white bread and it's perfect for fall and winter dinners.
  • Garlic Chive Butter - Add milk to this recipe and whip it up before spreading it on Italian bread or baguettes. 
  • Lemon Butter - Enjoy this zesty butter on white rolls and bread, English muffins, or to top off grilled fish.
  • Roasted Red Pepper - Looking for something that's a little spicy? Roast a red pepper and dice it up before folding it into your whipped butter.
  • Whipped Orange Butter - Sweet citrus comes into play with this whipped butter that can be served on quick bread, muffins, or waffles and pancakes.