This flavorful incredibly creamy homemade whipped garlic butter is ridiculously easy and a great addition to your dinner rolls, makes great garlic bread and is delicious spread on potatoes and more!
We love whipped butter and this homemade whipped garlic butter is an excellent addition to your spreadable needs. We have provided you with plenty of options of where to use this delicious butter below.
Why You’ll Love This Homemade Whipped Garlic Butter
Additions and Substitutions
Butter – Yes you can use a salted butter. We usually make most of our butters with unsalted so we can add seasoning to the dish as desired, but it can be made with unsalted.
Milk – We don’t usually stray too far from milk, and the only thing we have used instead and can confirm retains the texture and flavor is half and half but we also know that heavy cream and buttermilk would also work – possibly with a richer flavor.
Garlic – You can substitute with minced onion for a totally different flavor. We’ve been asked “Can I substitute garlic powder instead”, and we tried it out to see. The butter is a little dryer so we found adding a little more milk/cream by the teaspoon can help with that.
Herbs – You can use whatever herbs you want in this butter. We just like the nice flavor that Italian Herbs lend, but honestly any herb would be good here.
Whipped butter is best stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container. It stays fresher and is honestly more perishable then your store-bought butter so it’s important. If you opt to use a salted butter rather than unsalted butter it can be stored at room temperature for about 5-7 days because the salt helps to preserve it.
We strongly recommend the refrigerator either way for homemade butter storage. If you want it to be softer, remove it about 30 minutes before you actually need it if spreading on bread or other delicate surface.
Ideas for Using Whipped Garlic Butter
- spread on bread or toast or use to make garlic bread
- melt over steak
- sauté vegetables, rice or anything else you’d sauté
- use in mashed potatoes for more flavor
- goes great in baked potatoes
- use to roast a chicken
- sauté shrimp or other seafood
It really doesn’t matter what you decide to use it for, you will quickly find it goes with almost anything savory! Also butter is often my secret ingredient in many recipes. It adds a richness to many foods that you won’t get from anything else!
More Homemade Recipes
We love to make our own recipes, here are a few suggestions for you to try!
Homemade Whipped Garlic Butter
- 1 cup unsalted butter softened
- 4 tablespoons milk
- 2 Tablespoons garlic minced
- 2 Tablespoons Italian seasoning
- Place the softened butter, milk, garlic and Italian seasonings into a medium size bowl.
- Using a hand mixer, whip the butter on low for about 2 minutes.
- Increase the speed to high speed, and whip for 3 or 4 minutes until the butter is light and creamy.
- Refrigerate in an air tight container until ready to use.