Homemade Ghee

Ghee is basically a clarified butter. It is made by removing the milk proteins from the butter and so it is well tolerated by most people, even those who need to avoid dairy.

It is a great source of healthy fat and it tastes amazing. It also has a high smoke point so is excellent for cooking with.

You can use ghee in the same way that you would use butter in cooking, baking and frying and I also love it in homemade bulletproof coffee.

I use it in my date and coconut muffins and my grain free brownies as well as in scrambled eggs, pumpkin and cauliflower soup and mash.

You can buy ghee from health food shops as well as many delis and some supermarkets but it is so easy and satisfying to make your own and so much cheaper too.

Make sure you use grass fed butter for the best health benefits. I like to buy the butter in bulk and store it in the freezer so I never run out of ghee!


Grass fed butter. Unsalted is best.

I usually use 2 blocks at once which gives me about 500 gm of ghee.


Place the butter into a medium sized saucepan on low heat.

First the butter will melt

Butter melting

Then it will foam. At this point I scoop off the foam and then wait for it to foam up again.

Scoop off the foam the second time too. I don’t keep these milk solids but some people use them for various things or feed them to the dog!


After the second foam, leave it a while longer until it looks golden and the remaining milk solids are settled at the bottom.

This is the trickiest part as you want to make sure it has completely separated but don’t let it burn (although you can still use it and it still tastes nice).

making ghee

Now pour the ghee through a piece of muslin into a glass jar to strain out the remaining milk solids.

making ghee

It will look like liquid gold!

Store it in the fridge where it will turn an opaque yellow.



And let me know how you go when you make some.

4 thoughts on “Homemade Ghee

  1. Thanks for posting this! I am so excited to try it. Will post my results when I get around to dabbling 🙂 I loved your bread (Tanias) recipe and am about to try the pop corn. YUM! Keep up the great work

  2. Hello! I was wondering how long ghee keeps for, where you store it and if its safe for the dairy intolerant?
    Thank you 🙂

    • Hi Bea,
      I store mine in the fridge and I have never had it go off before. I use it quite quickly but I think it would keep for a while.

      Most people can tolerate ghee even if they can’t tolerate dairy (like me) because the milk solids are removed but there are some people that it won’t work for. Listen to your body as you test it out.

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