Making ghee is simple. Eating it is beneficial for your health, which is why this ghee recipe could become your best friend.
Ghee, sometimes known as clarified, unsalted butter, offers some pretty righteous health benefits. It’s abundant in antioxidants, vitamins A and E, and medium chain fatty acids. This means the body uses it as fuel immediately rather than storing it. People with digestive sensitivities (like me) also benefit from the butyric acid present in ghee, which strengthens the intestinal walls and supports the production of T-cells in the gut. In addition, ghee has anti-inflammatory qualities. When ghee is made from grass-fed, unsalted butter (see image below for my choice), it has anti-viral properties. In addition, it has a decadent taste and velvety texture and . . . (insert picture of Home Simpson drooling here).
Now onto the ghee recipe . . .
1. Melt two sticks or 8 ounces of butter over medium to medium-low heat.
2. Cook the butter for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally and watching to ensure it the liquid doesn’t turn brown.
3. The butter will bubble and foam as it melts. Small solids will collect on the bottom of the pan and turn brown. When the melted butter foams a second time and is golden in color, remove from heat. Let cool 2-3 minutes.
4. Strain through cheesecloth (I use a colander lined with cheesecloth).
5. Store in an airtight container on your counter in a dark corner (ghee doesn’t like moisture or light). Ghee will keep for up to three months if stored properly.
Ghee Fun Facts
- In Ayurveda, ghee is a sattvic food. Satvic foods foster positivity, purity, and goodness.
- Cooking spices in ghee bring out additional essences in the spices and add a new layer of yum to food.
- Many people with casein or lactose intolerance can eat ghee.
- Ghee has a high smoke point, making it an ideal oil for cooking.
- Alkaline bodies tend to be healthier, and ghee helps alkalize the system and reduce inflammation. This is why I use plenty of ghee in my Soul Candy Retreat farm-to-table experience.
Do you love ghee? Whether you try this recipe for the first time or have been using ghee for years, share your favorite recipe or experience with me on Instagram or on Facebook. I love to learn from you!