Whipped Butter is creamy, light, fluffy, and extra yummy on rolls, pancakes, muffins, and baked potatoes! You only need two ingredients; real butter and milk. The instructions for this recipe are easy too!
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When I was growing up my parents were always on a pretty strict budget, like really strict. One of the places they cut back was buying margarine instead of butter. They did buy one box of butter at Christmas time and my mom even let us eat a tiny slice of cold butter plain! Yep, just a little slab of butter!
After I got married, I bought a couple of boxes of margarine to use in my baking. Um, that was not the right thing to do! I was married to a dairy farmer and margarine wasn’t allowed in our house. I’ve never owned a box of margarine since! Lucky me!
I’m totally in love with butter in all it’s flavors, shapes, and varieties. But, Homemade whipped butter is kind of one of my very favorite ways to enjoy it! It’s soft, spreadable, and fluffy!
what is whipped butter
The ingredients are real sweet butter and milk that’s whipped until it’s fluffy and light. It has lots of air incorporated into it.
Butter vs. Whipped Butter. Whipping adds air to the butter and makes it lighter, so it has fewer calories and fat than regular butter.
Like I said, whipped butter can be used in so many different ways. But, if you’re wondering if you can use it for baking and cooking the answer is NO.
- It melts too fast and is too fluffy to cook with.
- It’s less dense than a stick of regular butter so it can’t be measured the same for baking. Use regular sticks of butter for baking
For this recipe, you can use either salted or unsalted butter. It’s a personal preference. I always buy salted butter because I’m a salt addict!
how to make whipped butter
- Soften Butter. How? The best way to do that is to let it rest at room temperature for 30 minutes.
- Add butter and milk to a mixing bowl. I recommend an electric mixer. A stand mixer is even better! Whole milk, or 2% milk is best.
- Whip milk and butter with a paddle attachment on medium speed for 2 minutes.
- Keep whipping switch to a whipping attachment and beat on medium-high speed for 2-4 more minutes, until fluffy.
how to store whipped butter
- In the fridge – butter will last up to two weeks
- How to make butter soft and spreadable – let it sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving
- How long can butter stay out– I’ve left it out for up to three hours before
- Can I freeze butter– yes! Whipped butter can be frozen for up to three months. Thaw in the refrigerator.
uses for whipped butter
I love making homemade bread, but lately, I just can’t squeeze it into my schedule. My go-to for when I don’t have time to make bread is typically Rhodes frozen dinner rolls. They’re super easy to make and are light and fluffy.
Do you know what’s a game-changer we just learned about? Rhodes Warm & Serv rolls! They have the BEST soft inside and a nice crusty outside! I baked them and then brushed the tops with butter and served them with whipped butter and they were serious heaven! My family LOVED them! And I loved how easy they were! It doesn’t get any easier than taking them from the freezer and taking them straight to the oven! So easy and I’m not even kidding you…they are so good!
We love these recipes topped with whipped butter too!
- Pumpkin Pancakes – fluffy and light, made with whole wheat
- Chocolate Chip Banana Pancakes – great use for ripe bananas
- Marie Callender’s Cornbread Recipe – award-winning cornbread
- Banana Bread with Coconut – love this flavor combo, PLUS perfect texture
- Peanut Butter Banana Muffins – a great snack of breakfast
- Baked potatoes – add the rest of your favorite toppings
- On steaks – it’s divine!
- Waffles – whipped butter makes syrup even better!
- French toast – a gorgeous addition
flavored whipped butter
Making DIY whipped butter is fun. Adding flavors to it takes it up another notch! Here are some things to do with it after it’s all airy and light!
- Texas Roadhouse Butter – uses sweetened condensed milk…divine!
- Cranberry Butter – perfect for Thanksgiving
- Garlic Herb Butter – try it on steaks, potatoes, or toss it on veggies
- Herbed Steak Butter – it’s amazing on filets
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You guys! It’s so easy to make your own whipped butter at home, it really beats buying it from the store. I think you’ll find a million more ways to use it than you think!
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Homemade Whipped Butter
- 1/2 cup butter must be real butter, room temperature
- 2 Tbsp milk whole or 2%
- Make sure butter is room temperature. The best way to soften butter is to let it sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.
- Add butter and milk to a stand mixer, or a mixing bowl.
- Using a paddle attachment mix butter on medium speed for 2 minutes. Scrape sides of the bowl.
- Using a wire whisk attachment, turn the mixer to medium-high speed and continue mixing for 2-4more minutes or until light and fluffy.