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Whipped Strawberry Butter

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. You’ll love making strawberry butter with fresh-picked strawberries. 

Homemade strawberry butter smeared on a hot biscuit.

I love making flavored butters. They’re so easy and versatile. Sweet butters like whipped honey butter are always good to have around. When strawberries are in season, our go-to is whipped strawberry butter.

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. 

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. 

Fresh strawberries, butter, sugar, and salt on a wooden cutting board.


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

You will need a hand mixer and something to mash the strawberries. I love this handy little masher. 

Add the strawberries to a bowl and crush them using a potato masher. Set them aside. 

Crushed strawberries in a glass measuring cup.

Add the butter to a mixing bowl. Using a hand mixer with the beater attachment, beat on high until smooth and fluffy. 

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. 

A jar of strawberry butter with biscuits.

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 

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Strawberry Butter

Strawberry butter smeared on a biscuit.

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Fresh strawberries and softened butter are whipped together to create a delicious spread. You’ll want to put it on everything.

  • Author: Mandi
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes (plus about 30 minutes to soften the butter)
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: about 1 cup 1x
  • Category: Spread
  • Method: Whip
  • Cuisine: American


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  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries, room temperature
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to use. It will firm up in the fridge.


Store in the fridge for up to 3 days or freeze for later use.


Make it vegan: Use 1 stick of a vegan butter substitute (½ cup) instead of the butter.

Make it with strawberry jam: Replace the sugar and fresh strawberries with ¼ cup of strawberry jam.



  • Serving Size: 1 tablespoon
  • Calories: 58
  • Sugar: 1.8 g
  • Sodium: 20.2 mg
  • Fat: 5.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 1.9 g
  • Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Protein: 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 15.2 mg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long will it last? 

Whipped strawberry butter will stay fresh for up to 3 days in the refrigerator. 

Can I freeze it? 

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. 

Why is my strawberry butter lumpy?

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. 

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