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(dairy-free) Homemade ghee is easy to make and cheaper than what you can buy in the store. Watch the tutorial video to see how to make ghee.
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How to Make Ghee

Ghee is delicious and nutty with an aromatic smell. It's perfect for those who are dairy-sensitive and easy to make at home. Just watch the tutorial video above! 
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: sauce
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Ghee, Ghee Butter, Ghee Recipe, Homemade Ghee, How to Make Ghee, What is Ghee
Servings: 32 servings
Author: Lisa Bryan


  • 1 pound unsalted butter


  • Slice it up. Slice the butter into cubes and place in a small pot on low heat. 
  • Melt and skim. Melt the butter and bring to a simmer. After several minutes, foam will form on top and it may sputter a bit. Use a spoon to skim off the top foam. You'll need to repeat this a few times. 
  • Cook. Continue cooking the ghee on low for another 20 to 25 minutes, or until the middle layer is translucent and the smell is fragrant. You should also start to see some milk solids at the bottom of the pan. 
  • Strain and store. When the ghee is done, turn off the heat and let it cool for a few minutes. Then strain the ghee through a nut milk bag, cheesecloth or coffee filter into a glass storage container. 



  • The recipe makes approximately 2 cups of ghee.


Calories: 124kcal | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 36mg