Garlic Herb Butter

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5 from 1 vote
Garlic Herb Butter is one of those chef secrets that make everything over the top good. This butter takes everything to the next level, so rich and decadent and so easy!
Prep: 20 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Garlic Herb Butter on a wooden board with garlic in the background.

Garlic Herb Butter is one of those chef secrets that make everything over the top good. This butter takes everything to the next level, so rich and decadent and so easy!

Garlic Herb Butter on a wooden board with garlic in the background.

This Garlic Herb Butter is great on anything and everything, honestly, I would eat it on a spoon by itself. All you need is a mixer and a few ingredients and you are good to go.

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  • 20 Minutes: The mixer really does all the work.
  • Easy Ingredients: All handy and easy.
  • Family Friendly: It just makes everything better.
  • Adaptable: Can make so many different combinations.
Garlic Herb Butter from the top.

What You Need to Make Compound Butter

Ingredients

  • Heavy whipping cream: This recipe makes the butter from scratch using heavy cream. However, you can easily shortcut this but using unsalted butter instead.
  • House Seasoning Blend
  • Fresh thyme: You really should use fresh thyme for this recipe. While dried thyme will work in a pinch, the flavor will be much better if it’s fresh.
  • Fresh Rosemary: Just like the thyme, fresh Rosemary works best in this recipe.
Milk and herbs to create butter.

Equipment

How to Make Garlic Herb Butter

Ingredients in a bowl before and after mixing.
  • In Blender: First, place the heavy cream in a stand mixer and whisk on medium speed for 3 minutes. Once thickened, increase the speed to high and whisk for 5 minutes out until butter form in the whisk and separates from the buttermilk.
  • Next Step Here: Second, once butter is formed strain away from buttermilk using cheese cloth. Form the butter into a ball and drain the butter milk. Discard or use the butter milk and then add butter, garlic, House Seasoning Blend, minced thyme and minced Rosemary back into the mixture; Mix together for 2 minutes.
  • Use: Finally, use immediately or form into a log and refrigerate for 1-2 weeks.
Butter with herbs and garlic added. Then mixed and then the final butter wrapped in parchment.

Common Questions About Garlic Herb Butter

HOW DO I STORE GARLIC HERB BUTTER?

In an airtight container is best. If you are forming it into a log wrap in wax or parchment paper until ready to use.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE DIFFERENT HERBS AND SEASONINGS?

Of course, use what your family enjoys but this recipe is particularly good.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Indeed this recipe can be halved for small gatherings or increased for party entertaining.

RECIPE BE FROZEN?

It is great to freeze for up to 6 months. Freeze in pieces and just take out what you need.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE MADE AHEAD OF TIME?

Yes! It is recommended, it gives all the flavors a chance to meld together.

WHAT TO SERVE WITH GARLIC HERB COMPOUND BUTTER?

This is technically a finishing butter, the cherry on top of the cake, but it is also very versatile. So use for such things as:
>On top of vegetables, like corn on the cob.
>No Knead Easy Dinner Rolls
>On Steak or other meats to finish off the flavor
> Pasta
>Perfect Brown Rice

side view of Garlic Herb Butter with slices taken out.

Expert Tips for Making Garlic Herb Butter

  • Add Heat: Do not be afraid to add a dash of hot sauce or red pepper flake.
  • Short cut tip: Feel free to use unsalted store bought butter.
  • Variation tip: Organic ingredients can be used for a healthier option.
  • Zing: A little lemon zest or juice adds a nice fresh burst of flavor.
  • Herbs: Experiment with different herbs like dill or chives.

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Garlic Herb Butter on a wooden board with garlic in the background.

Garlic Herb Butter

5 from 1 vote
Garlic Herb Butter is one of those chef secrets that make everything over the top good. This butter takes everything to the next level, so rich and decadent and so easy!
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Servings: 2 cups
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons garlic minced
  • 4 teaspoons House Seasoning Blend
  • 4 teaspoons fresh thyme minced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh Rosemary minced

Instructions

  • Place the heavy cream in a stand mixer and whisk on medium speed for 3 minutes. Cream will start to whip and thicken.
  • Once thickened, increase the speed to high and whisk for 5 minutes out until butter form in the whisk and separates from the buttermilk. You’ll want to cover the bowl to avoid splashing.
  • Once butter is formed strain away from buttermilk using cheese cloth. Form the butter into a ball and drain the butter milk. Discard or use the butter milk.
  • Add butter, garlic, House Seasoning Blend, minced thyme and minced Rosemary back into the mixture; Mix together for 2 minutes.
  • Use immediately or form into a log and refrigerate for 1-2 weeks.

Expert Tips

 
  • Add Heat: Do not be afraid to add a dash of hot sauce or red pepper flake.
  • Short cut tip: Feel free to use unsalted store bought butter.
  • Variation tip: Organic ingredients can be used for a healthier option.
  • Zing: A little lemon zest or juice adds a nice fresh burst of flavor.
  • Herbs: Experiment with different herbs like dill or chives.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 1658kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 176g | Saturated Fat: 110g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 51g | Cholesterol: 652mg | Sodium: 4834mg | Potassium: 415mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 7191IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 343mg | Iron: 1mg

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