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How To Make Ghee In Slow Cooker

Louise Hendon | March 23
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What Is Ghee?

Ghee is clarified butter (i.e., the oil that’s left after removing the milk solids from butter). Ghee is very commonly used in Indian cooking, but you’ll also find many French chefs using clarified butter.

And if you want to know more about the benefits of ghee, then check out our article here.

If making your own ghee is too much hassle, then I highly recommend this delicious brand made with grass-fed butter and cultured so that pretty much all the lactose and casein is removed.

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How To Make Ghee In Slow Cooker

It’s pretty simple and quick, and you can make ghee yourself in the slow cooker (or crockpot) in a couple of hours. If you don’t have a slow cooker or crockpot, then you can use a regular pot on a stove (I recommend one with high sides to minimize the splattering).

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Equipment for making ghee in slow cooker:

how to make ghee clarified butter in slow cooker crockpot

The equipment is pretty simple:

1. Cheesecloth (for straining the milk solids out)

A very fine strainer would work too.
cheesecloth for making ghee in slow cooker crockpot

2. Funnel (recommended but not essential)

You can pour directly through the cheesecloth or strainer into the jar, but I find it’s a bit easier with a funnel.
funnel for making ghee in slow cooker crockpot

3. Mason Jars (for storing the ghee)

Choose a wide-mouth jar so it’s easier to spoon the ghee out. Make sure you use a mason jar (or mason jars) large enough to store all the ghee. For 16oz of butter, I used two 8oz mason jars. I would clean the mason jars first (pour boiling water into them to sanitize).
mason jar how to make ghee in slow cooker crockpot

4. Slow Cooker or Crockpot

slow cooker how to make ghee crockpot

5. Oven Mitts (to hold the slow cooker up when pouring the ghee out)

oven mitts how to make ghee in slow cooker crockpot

How To Make Ghee In Slow Cooker

step 1 - how to make ghee clarified butter in slow cooker crockpotSTEP 1. Place the butter into the slow cooker (I used a 16oz block of butter) – better quality butter is definitely better, but if you’re worried about trying this for the first time, using cheap butter will work too. You will make around the same amount of ghee as the amount of butter you use.


how to make ghee in slow cooker crockpot

 

step 2 - how to make ghee clarified butter in slow cooker crockpotSTEP 2. Turn the slow cooker on low heat and cook for 2-3 hours (depends on your slow cooker) with the lid slightly ajar so that the steam can escape. The milk solids will brown and fall to the bottom of the slow cooker and stick to the sides a bit. There will also be foaming and bubbling as water in the butter bubbles off (that’s why the lid needs to be open so the steam can escape).

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step 3 - how to make ghee clarified butter in slow cooker crockpotSTEP 3. Position the cheesecloth in the top of the funnel, and place the funnel into the mouth of the mason jar. Pour the ghee from the slow cooker using the oven mitts through the cheesecloth, funnel, and into the mason jar.

how to make ghee in slow cooker crockpot

 

step 4 - how to make ghee clarified butter in slow cooker crockpotSTEP 4. Let the ghee cool and then place the mason jars into the fridge to store. You shouldn’t have to refrigerate them, but I prefer to just in case there are any milk solids left.

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If You Don’t Want To Make Your Own Ghee

If you don’t want to make your own ghee, then try this brand of ghee made with grass-fed butter and cultured.
paleo cultured ghee

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How To Make Ghee In Slow Cooker


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  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours
  • Category: condiment
  • Cuisine: Indian, French

Instructions

  1. Place butter into slow cooker and place lid on (slightly ajar so that the steam escapes).
  2. Turn slow cooker on low for 2-3 hours until milk solids brown and fall to the bottom and bubbles slow down.
  3. Place the cheesecloth at the top of the funnel and the funnel end into the mason jar.
  4. Pour ghee through the cheesecloth through the funnel into the mason jar.
  5. Keep in fridge just in case.

 

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