5 minutes & 1 ingredient is all you really need to make an amazing whipped butter. Add some salt and lemon juice and your have an elegant version you'll be coming back to over and over again. Spread it on bread, dip artichokes in it, or melt on top of fish or meat - either way, this butter is a winner.
Pour the melted butter in your food processor bowl and add in a few pieces of the solid butter. Cover and start the food proessor, and add more solid butter as you go, when the previous ones have been merged with the melted butter, until you've added all of the butter.
⅓ cup salted butter
Season with lemon juice and salt, or the seasoning of your choice, according to taste.
1 tablespoon lemon juice, ¼ teaspoon salt
Serve topped with sea salt flakes, in one dish or in individual dishes.
sea salt flakes*
Herbs: mix in finely chopped dill, basil, rosemary... any herb you enjoy. Pro tip: match the seasoning of your food for a real flavor bomb!
Garlic: add 1 minced garlic clove, and finish with a squeeze of lemon or a touch of Worcestershire sauce
Capers: chop them finely and skip the salt, but add a squeeze of lemon
Browned butter: instead of the melted butter
Honey or maple syrup: make a sweeter version with 1 tablespoon of either
Sriracha: make a spicy version with 1 tablespoon of Sriracha sauce - or add more to make it even spicier
Orangejuice: for a sweet but still zesty version
Sun-dried tomatoes: chop a few finely and add to the butter
Ingredient notes & substitutions
Butter is the only required ingredient for this recipe. I always use salted butter, if you're using unsalted I recommend adding at least a pinch of salt as well.
Melted butter can be swapped for olive oil, coconut oil, milk, heavy cream or even water, but the texture and melting properties will change a bit
Salt can be skipped, and any type can be used
Fresh lemon juice can be skipped or switched for another seasoning - but if you're using lemon juice, it needs to be fresh pressed
Tips & tricks
Use a food processor or covered stand mixer if you can, to minimize splatter
Avoid splatter if using a hand mixer or immersion blender by using bowl with high sides and placing it in the sink
Is your whipped butter too thin? Add more solid butter.
Is your whipped butter too thick? Add a dash of milk or water.
Taste test and season to your liking - add more or less salt, lemon or other seasonings as desired
Store in room temperature for a few hours - to keep the consistency the same
Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks - the butter will revert to the hard butter consistency, but if you bring it out 30 minutes before using it will soften again. And while it won't be as fluffy as it once was, the flavor will still be amazing.
Freeze leftovers to keep them for up to 3 months - make a roll of butter and wrap it in parchment paper, then freeze this roll in a plastic bag