☰ menu   

Weekend DIY Project: Homemade Ghee

Also known as clarified butter, ghee is a versatile oil you can use all over the kitchen. Its high smoke point makes it great for frying, sautéing, and baking, and when you make your own ghee at home, you can control what type of butter its made of. Ready to get started? Check out the tutorial from My New Roots below.

Ghee is essentially clarified butter, made by heating regular butter until the proteins (casein) and sugars (lactose) separate from the pure butterfat. Simple.
Depending on the source of the butter used, ghee can be very high in antioxidants, in additions to helping the body absorb vitamins and minerals from other foods, namely vitamins A, D, E, and K.

Read more on My New Roots

Photo by My New Roots

Rebecca Haley-Park

Rebecca Haley-Park is culture's senior editor and resident stinky cheese cheerleader. A native New Englander, she now lives and works in Boston.

Sign up for cheese

Receive updates on all things cheese when you sign up for our newsletter.