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Small jars of homemade ghee.

How to Make Ghee

Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Servings 1 ½ cups
Author Marissa


  • 1 pound unsalted grass-fed butter*


  • Add butter to a medium size pot over medium heat. Chopping the butter into cubes is optional, but not necessary.
  • Once the butter's melted, you'll see some foaming at the top. This is the start of the fat separating from the milk solids.
  • Once it starts bubbling, set the heat to medium-low and continue to simmer. You don't need to stir it or anything. Just keep an eye on it!
  • As the butter continues to simmer, the foam will begin to disappear and for a short while, the butter will be clear. You may end up with browned bits on the side of the pan during this process; those are the milk solids (this is totally normal).
  • The butter will start to foam a second time. At that point, remove from heat!
  • Strain the butter into a bowl through a triple-layer of cheesecloth.
  • Discard the brown bits and pour the ghee into a jar.
  • Once the ghee is cooled, you'll have a velvety smooth cooking fat.


For top quality ghee, be sure to go with grass-fed! Don't settle for the cheap stuff.