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How to Make Homemade Ghee | Frugal Nutrition

How to Make Ghee

  • Author: Caitlin Self, MS, CNS, LDN
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 12 1x


In just a few steps make your own ghee at home. A less expensive way to add this ingredient to your recipes.


  • 8 oz organic and grass-fed butter (more or less)
  • 1 small sauce pan
  • fine mesh strainer
  • 1-cup jar


  1. Cut butter into cubes and place in small pan.
  2. Warm over medium heat until melted, then reduce to low-medium heat.
  3. Simmer for 15-25 minutes, until milk solids have dropped to the bottom and started to brown.
  4. Using a fine mesh strainer of some kind (sometimes I use a nut milk bag or a tea strainer, but you can use 4-layer cheese cloth also), strain the butterfat into a glass jar or container, removing the milk solids.
  5. Discard the solids.
  6. Store the ghee in a covered jar or container at room temperature for 3 months, and then refrigerate for up to 1 year. (Though it is highly unlikely to last that long!)
  7. Enjoy this delicious fat with a high smoke for cooking meat and vegetables, or on toast, sweet potatoes, and in desserts!
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Indian

Keywords: how to your own ghee, homemade ghee

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