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Learn to make your own clarified butter at home.

How To Make Clarified Butter At Home

Markus Mueller
Learning how to make clarified butter at home couldn't be easier. A great staple to have on hand. With an extended shelf life clarified butter makes an ideal cooking fat, and is used in many traditional recipes.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Cooking Skill
Cuisine French
Servings 2 pound clarified butter
Calories 3591.6 kcal


  • 2 lb Butter


  • Start by placing a few pounds of butter in a deep pot or other heat proof container.¬†Using a tall metal container, or very deep pot will make skimming the butter easier.
  • Place the pot of butter on the stove or other heat source, (the back of a grill works great as well), and keep the heat on very low. It should be just hot enough to melt the butter.
  • Once the butter is fully melted and hot, you'll see the butter fat start to separate out naturally with the milk solids rising to the top and form a foam. Skim The foam off (these are the milk solids), as they form, and discard them.
  • When fully clarified and clear, the pure butter fat is ladled out and stored in glass jars for future use.
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