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How To Make Ghee
Cook Time: 40 mins
Cooling Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
 

This easy step by step tutorial will teach you How to Make Ghee at home. Stop spending a fortune on packaged Ghee and make your own in no time!

Course: Condiments
Cuisine: American, Indian, Mediterranean
Keyword: ghee tutorial, homemade ghee, how to make ghee
Servings: 32 servings
Calories: 101 kcal
Author: Alyssa Brantley
4.91 from 53 votes
glass jar of liquid ghee on a wood cutting board with a blueish yellow napkin
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Heat a wide-bottomed pot with high sides (for splashing/bubbling) over medium-low heat. Once hot, add cubed butter. I usully cut into 8 or 10 pieces.

  2. Use a wooden spoon or spatula to stir the butter and speed along the melting process. After 5 minutes (almost melted).

    large soup pot with melted butter for making homemade ghee
  3. Once butter is completely melted and begins to bubble, very slightly lower the light. You want a steady bubble but not so much that butter is jumping out of the pan or spraying on the stove top. Cook for 25 to 30 minutes or until the milk protein has completely separated and there is a layer on the top and bits on the bottom of the pan. 

    Next are a series of photos showing the process.

    large pot of metled butter bubbling to make homemade ghee
  4. bubbling butter to in a stainless steel pot to make homemade ghee
  5. bubbling butter to in a stainless steel pot to make homemade ghee
  6. skimming a large pot of metled butter to make homemade ghee or clarified butter
  7. skimming melted butter to make ghee
  8. Begin carefully skimming the top layer off until Ghee looks clean (except for bits on the very bottom) and discard.

    using a fine mesh skimmer to skim clarified butter to make homemade ghee
  9. using a fine mesh skimmer to skim clarified butter to make homemade ghee
  10. Slightly raise the heat back up to medium low and continue cooking another 5 to 10 minutes until most of the bubbling stops and the milk protein bits on the bottom of the pan begin to brown. Do not let them burn! Immediately remove the Ghee from the stove top and set somewhere to cool. 

    bubbling pot of melted butter to make homemade ghee
  11. Once cool, strain through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth. Discard the toasted bits from the bottom of the pan. Store Ghee at room temperature in a glass container or mason jar and use as needed.

    vintage mason jar filled with liquid ghee on a blue napkin and wood cutting board
  12. That's it. I included a lot of pictures because while it sounds simple, it took me a couple of tries to get it perfect and I thought for this one, more info was better. Enjoy!

NOTES:
Nutrition Facts
How To Make Ghee
Amount Per Serving (1 Tablespoon)
Calories 101 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 3mg0%
Vitamin A 355IU7%
Calcium 3mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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