Flavorful Variations of Homemade Butter

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Butter, that golden elixir of the culinary world, has a secret. It can transform from a humble condiment into a flavor-packed superstar with just a little bit of love and creativity. Say goodbye to plain butter and prepare to embark on a journey into the world of homemade flavored butter! Let’s learn how to whip up a variety of delightful, aromatic, and utterly delicious flavored kinds of butter that will elevate your meals to the next level.


  • 2 sticks of softened unsalted butter
  • Your choice of flavorings


  • In a mixing bowl, add 1 cup (2 sticks) of softened unsalted butter.
  • If you’re using unsalted butter, add a pinch of salt for flavor.
  • Blend the butter and salt (if using) until smooth and creamy.
  • Now, it’s time to add your chosen flavorings. Get creative with the recipes below!
  • Once your flavored butter is thoroughly mixed, shape it into a log using plastic wrap or parchment paper.
  • Refrigerate until firm, then slice and use as needed.

Flavorful Variations

Garlic Herb Butter

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh herbs (e.g., parsley, rosemary, thyme), finely chopped

Citrus Zest Butter

  • Zest of one lemon, lime, or orange
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Chili Lime Butter

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • Zest of one lime
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped

Sweet Honey Cinnamon Butter

  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • A pinch of nutmeg

Spicy Sriracha Butter

  • 1-2 tablespoons Sriracha sauce (adjust to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • A dash of sesame oil