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Clarified Butter

Step-by-step instructions on how to easily make clarified butter at home.Clarified butter is a must have in the Whole30 diet or any diet that restricts or eliminates dairy. I've provided step-by-step instructions, complete with pictures, on how to easily clarify butter at home. This is definitely a recipe you want to keep on hand! 
Course Side
Cuisine American
Keyword clarified butter, condiment
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 101kcal
Author Trish - Mom On Timeout


  • 8 oz unsalted butter


  • Place butter in a small saucepan. Heat the butter over low heat, allowing the butter to melt and come to a simmer. Don’t stir, just let it melt.
  • Carefully skim the surface with a spoon (I use a soup spoon) and get rid of all – or most- of the white, foamy dairy solids.
  • Strain the remaining butter through a cheesecloth. I recommend at least 5 layers of cheesecloth to get rid of all of the dairy solids.
  • Discard the cheesecloth and milk solids. Let the butter cool to room temperature.
  • Store the clarified butter in a covered glass container. You can store the cooled butter at room temperature for up to three months, or refrigerate up to six months.


Calories: 101kcal | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 3mg | Vitamin A: 355IU | Calcium: 3mg