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How to Make Ghee

This simple recipe for making ghee can be accomplished on the stovetop in just a few minutes.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Calories 126 kcal
Author Sarah Pope



  1. Place pound of butter in a medium sized pot or stove safe glass bowl. Turn heat on low and allow the butter to gently liquefy.

  2. Turn heat to medium-low and gently remove foam that comes to the top of the melted butter with a slotted spoon.

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  3. After removing the foam, allow the melted butter to simmer on medium-low heat for 5-10 minutes longer to allow all the milk solids to settle out on the bottom of the bowl. You will know when the separation process is complete as the solids will be slightly brown on the bottom and the clarified butter will be completely clear and transparent.

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  4. Line a funnel placed into the open end of a wide mouthed mason jar with a fine mesh cheesecloth. 

  5. Pour the clarified butter into the funnel so that it is strained through the cheesecloth as it enters the mason jar.

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  6. Allow the finished ghee to cool in the mason jar. When room temperature, fasten the lid on tightly and store in the pantry as a convenient and incredibly healthy cooking oil for all your kitchen needs.

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Nutrition Facts
How to Make Ghee
Amount Per Serving (1 Tbl)
Calories 126 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 8.5g43%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.5g
Cholesterol 40mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.