How to Make Ghee in 7 Simple Steps

How to make ghee in 7 simple steps

If you’ve heard about the health benefits of ghee,  you may be getting ready to put on your shoes and head to the grocery store for your own tub of golden magic — but not so fast.

Buying ghee may seem more convenient, but high-quality ghee can be expensive. Not only can you make your own at home for a fraction of the price, it’s also extremely easy to do. And since ghee has a stronger, richer flavor than butter, a little goes a long way. You may find that you don’t need as much ghee as you would normally use with butter when cooking and adding it to your dishes.

Here’s how to make ghee at home in seven simple steps.

Ever wondered how to make ghee at home? We've got you covered with this simple step-by-step photo guide.

What You Will Need

  • 1 pound organic, unsalted butter from grass-fed cows
  • Cheesecloth
  • Medium to large saucepan
  • Sterilized mason jar
  • A 16-ounce measuring cup

How to Make Ghee in 7 Simple Steps

Step #1, Cut butter into small pieces (approximately ½ inch each).

How to make ghee in 7 simple steps - step 1

Step #2, In a medium to large saucepan over medium heat, warm butter until melted.

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Step #3, Allow butter to melt completely, then turn the temperature down to a simmer.

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Step #4, After a couple of minutes, the butter should start to foam and bubble. Cook for approximately 10-15 minutes, or until you see it foam a second time.

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Step #5, Once melted butter has a bright gold hue and milk solids at the bottom of the pan have turned into a red-brown color, take it off the heat.

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Step #6, Allow ghee to stand and cool for a few minutes, then strain through the cheesecloth into a bowl or jar. (You can discard the milk protein, but some people find use for it in other recipes.)

How to make ghee in 7 simple steps - step 6

Step #7, Store in a glass mason jar. Ghee will last 1 year in the refrigerator, or on the countertop for up to 3 months.

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This recipe yields 2 cups of ghee. Enjoy!

Ever wondered how to make ghee at home? We've got you covered with this simple step-by-step photo guide.

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