Recipe For Basil and Chive Flavored Homemade Butter


Nope, this is not ice cream. I can’t believe it’s butter! This recipe is ultra simple; all you need is a food processor and heavy cream. I always make butter whenever I have leftover heavy whipping cream from making desserts (usually from making cake frosting).

The flavored butter can be used as a spread for sandwiches, in pasta or as a garnish for a juicy steak; the possibilities are endless. How you flavor the butter is up to you and what you have in your pantry. I had some sweet basil and garlic chives from my garden. You’ll never waste your remaining cream again.

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1. Info for Basil and Chive Flavored Homemade Butter

  • Cook Time: 2 hr 10 min
  • Total Time: 2 hr 50 min
  • Servings: 1
  • Calories: 260 kcal

2. Ingredients for Basil and Chive Flavored Homemade Butter

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4 cups sweet basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons garlic chives, finely snipped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/3 teaspoon green peppercorns, coarsely crushed
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon fleur de sel de Guérande (or regular salt)

3. Directions:

  1. Blanch (dip for 15 seconds in boiling water then transfer in an ice bath) the basil, drain, then pat dry on a paper towel. Roughly chop.
  2. Place the heavy cream in a food processor. Use the fastest speed to churn the butter. Pulse until the cream becomes buttery and creamy. Add the rest of the ingredients. Pulse one more time. Transfer to a butter crock (or a ramekin that you seal with plastic wrap) and chill it for at least 30 minutes before using. You can store this in the refrigerator up to 2-3 days.
  3. Voilà!
  4. I used this butter for my croquette sandwich.

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