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How to Make Ghee
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How To Make Ghee

Learn about ghee and how to make it at home!
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: condiment
Cuisine: Wellness
Keyword: butter
Servings: 1 1/2 cups
Author: Lindsey Johnson
Cost: $8


  • 3- to 4-quart pan
  • Strainer
  • Cheesecloth


  • 1 pound unsalted butter (grass fed and pastured is best)
  • flavor infusions (optional)


  • Melt the butter in the pan over medium heat. Over time, the milk solids will begin to separate and rise to the top.
  • Continue cooking the butter, skimming the milk solids from the top. The water will also start to evaporate.
  • As the butter is closer to being completely clarified, the bubbles will become larger as it "boils," and it will continue to separate from the remaining milk solids.
  • When the butter is nice and deep golden yellow, remove from the heat.
  • Pour it through a fine mesh sieve lined with cheesecloth to remove any of the remaining milk solids. Some will be stuck to the bottom of the pan.
  • The ghee will be very, very hot. Use extreme caution. Let the jar cool, undisturbed, until it reaches room temperature.


Top with a lid and store in a cool, dark cupboard or in the refrigerator.