Easy homemade Whipped Butter recipe made with just two ingredients: butter and whole milk! Now you can make this restaurant staple at home!
This recipe makes thirty-two servings for just $0.04 per serving. The total cost to make the recipe is $1.53.
Whenever I go to a restaurant and my bread, pancakes, meal, etc., is served with whipped butter, I say to myself, “Ohhh, is that whipped butt-a? Oh yes, it is!” get all excited. 🤗
This butter is light, fluffy, and easy to spread. When serving a crowd (think of the holidays or a big brunch), this butter can also be economical. When you whip the butter with a bit of milk, the volume increases by a third.
There is nothing better than spreading butter on a warm slice of homemade white bread. It takes minutes to make a creamy, buttery, spread that makes you feel like you are eating in your favorite restaurant.
Whipped Butter takes regular butter to the next level and leaves you feeling extra fancy at home! It is perfect for making dinner for guests and simple enough to make for a weeknight dinner with the kids.
You will not believe how easy it is to make whipped butter! All you need is butter and milk with a few minutes to whip the butter into a creamy texture that is irresistible.
INGREDIENTS AND ESTIMATED COST
Per Serving Cost: $0.04
Recipe Cost: $1.53
- 1 cup salted butter – $1.50
- ¼ cup whole milk – $0.03
NOTE: The recipe prices are calculated by using grocery store websites. The actual cost of the recipe will vary depending on what ingredients you already have.
HOW TO MAKE WHIPPED BUTTER
- First, set the butter and milk in the bowl of a stand mixer or in a large bowl using a handheld mixer. Whisk on low speed for 1-2 minutes, until the two are combined.
- Finally, mix on high for 2-4 minutes, until the butter is whipped and fluffy.
- Place the butter in a storage container until ready to serve.
***For complete recipe instructions, see the recipe card below.
- For a more decadant whipped butter, you can use half-and-hald instead of whole milk.
- Sometimes for brunch I like to add 1 Tablesppon or orange or lemon zest to the butter. It make it especially delicious on scones, muffins, and pancakes!
- During the fall I like to add 1¾ teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice to the butter.
SERVE: If the butter is kept in the refrigerator, make sure it sits at room temperature for an hour before serving. You can leave the butter out for about two hours before it needs to be refrigerated.
STORE: Store the butter in an airtight container in the refrigerator for ten days.
FREEZE: Place the butter in a freezer-safe container and freeze for 12 months.
DEFROST: Defrost in the refrigerator overnight. You may need to re-whip the butter for a minute in the butter was in the freezer for more than six months.
- Liquid measuring cup
- Stand mixer OR Handheld mixer
Whipped Butter is regular butter taken to the next level. Whisking the butter with some milk creates air pockets in the butter that gives you a light and fluffy texture that spreads smoothly onto bread and rolls.
Whipped Butter has a soft and airy texture that spreads easily. The soft texture is what you will love most about it!
When you whip the butter with some milk, the volume increases by a third. So you will actually have more than a stick of butter. This makes it an extremely affordable condiment to make at home.
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- 1 cup salted butter
- ¼ cup whole milk
- Place the softened butter and milk in a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, or place the butter and milk in a large bowl and use a handheld mixer with a whisk attachment.
- Whip on low speed for 1-2 minutes, or until the butter and milk combine.
- Then, mix on high for 2-4 minutes, or until the butter is whipped and fluffy.
This post first appeared on FFF in June of 2013. I have since updated the pictures, but one of the originals is below.