Fresh strawberries and softened butter whipped into a creamy, sweet, and delicious spread. It’s delicious on just about anything. I’m partial to slathering it on homemade biscuits straight from the oven.
Homemade strawberry butter always makes me think of my Mamaw. She taught me to take a dollop of margarine and mix it in her homemade strawberry freezer jam with a fork. Then smear it on her hot homemade biscuits.
Each time I taste it, I’m transported back to her living room floor. Sitting at the coffee table, mashing up strawberry jam and margarine. I can feel her. She is part of me. Strawberry butter tastes like love. And hugs. And her.
This is a little more sophisticated than that. But it still evokes the same feelings. In this version, we whip fresh strawberries and butter to create a creamy spread full of little bits of berries. You’ll want to slather it on everything.
If you’re looking for something simple, try Mamaw’s trick of mashing up the strawberry jam and margarine. You won’t regret it.
You’ll love making strawberry butter with fresh-picked strawberries.
Ingredients for strawberry butter
Use the freshest strawberries you can find. They need to be at room temperature so they don’t harden the butter while it is whipping.
Unsalted Butter softened to room temperature gets whipped until smooth and fluffy.
Sugar & salt provide a little sweetness and bring out the flavors. The sugar will also help the strawberries maintain color and freshness.
Make it vegan: Use 1 stick of a vegan butter substitute (½ cup) instead of the butter.
Use strawberry jam: Replace the sugar and fresh strawberries with ¼ cup of strawberry jam.
How to make whipped strawberry butter
Add the strawberries to a bowl and crush them using a potato masher. Set them aside.
Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add the strawberries, sugar, and salt. Continue beating until everything is whipped together. There will still be some small chunks of berry. Scrape down the sides as needed.
Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to use. It will firm up in the fridge.
Frequently Asked Questions
Whipped strawberry butter will stay fresh for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.
Yes. I like to shape it into a log using parchment paper and freeze it. Then you can slice it into rounds when you want to use it.
You may have used ingredients that are too cold. The butter and strawberries should both be at room temperature. If the butter clumps up, try mixing it for longer. It will smooth out as it whips.
How to serve strawberry butter
- Spread it on fresh bread or rolls
- Slather it on biscuits, toast, or English muffins
- Try it on muffins
- Spread it on pancakes, french toast, or waffles
- Try it in oatmeal
Other ways to use fresh strawberries
- Strawberry Daiquiris
- Berry Trifle
- Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries
- Strawberry Puree
- Strawberry & Goat Cheese Salad
If you liked this recipe, let me know in the comments!
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