This super simple and easy homemade Strawberry Butter is such a delicious treat! 

Making homemade strawberry-flavored butter from scratch is not only fun but easy too! This fresh & fruity whipped butter is the perfect way to top everything from pancakes to scones! Deliciously creamy, sweet, and loaded with fresh strawberry flavor, this recipe is definitely a winner.

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Why We Love Strawberry Butter

  • A classic, old-school recipe that every home cook can perfect in minutes!
  • Making this homemade strawberry butter recipe is a quick & easy way to dress up all kinds of foods! Top everything from oatmeal to pancakes to smoothies.
  • Homemade butter in a jar can be shaken or whipped into creamy perfection! A fun activity for the kids!
  • Homemade butter from scratch even dresses up shortcakes, quick bread, and cookies! Mix strawberry butter into scone or biscuit dough for a sweet strawberry infusion!
  • Use store-bought jam or a jar fresh from Grandma’s pantry! 

Strawberry butter on a knife being spread on homemade bread

What’s the Difference Between Jam and Jelly?

Choose jam over jelly because jam is made with the pulp and the juice from the fruit, whereas jelly is simply the juice. Jams will yield a fruitier-looking spread!

Ingredients and Variations

DAIRY: Heavy cream is the only kind of cream that will turn into the best homemade butter because it’s high in fat. Anything but heavy whipping cream simply won’t work. 

JAM: Strawberry jam can be sugar-free or low sugar—let the natural sweetness of the strawberries take center stage! Experiment with different kinds of jam like grape, raspberry, rhubarb, even orange marmalade!

VARIATIONS: No jam? No problem! Simply add an extra ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon to make homemade cinnamon butter! Make pumpkin butter by adding purée and some pumpkin pie spice. Add a spoonful of honey to the original recipe for a sweetened strawberry honey butter. Swirl in some peanut butter for the perfect spread on waffles and muffins! Make apple butter with chopped apples and add some pumpkin pie spice! 

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How to Make Strawberry Butter

It’s quick and easy to make butter from scratch:

  1. Pour whipping cream into a large bowl. Whip (per recipe instructions below) until a ball begins to form.
  2. Drain the liquid (buttermilk) and save it for other uses.
  3. Add jam, cinnamon, and salt and continue to mix until light & fluffy.

PRO TIP: For honey butter strawberry jam, add honey in Step 2. Whip until fluffy.

Tips and Tricks

  • Try using a high-speed blender to turn the whipping cream into butter. However, with this method, there will not be many fruity pieces in the butter unless the jam is added at the very end and pulsed briefly.
  • Try making hostess gifts or holiday presents by putting strawberry butter into small mason jars. Add a pretty label and a ribbon, and keep refrigerated until it’s time to give away! 
  • Add the leftover buttermilk to a smoothie for an extra tangy flavor, or try mixing it into No Knead Bread in place of water! Also delicious added to French Toast.

Fave Baked Goods for Strawberry Butter

Versatile and melt-in-your-mouth delicious! Try it with French Toast, Honey Cornbread Muffins, Pumpkin Cornbread Muffins, Sourdough Scones, some  Sourdough Soda Bread or smear over a big slice of Apple Bundt Cake. Also delicious on Lemon Blueberry Loaf, and it tastes the best on Sourdough Banana Bread or Simple Banana Bread.

Strawberry Butter in jar with a loaf of bread

How to Store Strawberry Butter

Scoop the finished butter into a jar with a tight-fitting lid and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator. Freeze strawberry butter in a plastic-wrapped log shape for up to 3 weeks.

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Strawberry Butter

This homemade strawberry butter recipe is out of this world. Whip up a batch of this fruity, buttery goodness to spread on home-baked delights!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Author Candace


  • 1 cup heavy cream chilled
  • 3 Tablespoons strawberry jam
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • teaspoon salt


  • Add cream to a large bowl or the bowl of an electric mixer. Beat on high for exactly 7 minutes. It will mix until a ball of butter forms. Once ball of butter has formed, drain liquid (buttermilk). Reserve for another use.
  • Add jam, cinnamon, and salt. Mix until combined, about 30 seconds on high.
  • Put butter into a covered jar and refrigerate up to 1 week. Enjoy with fresh bread.


Cover stand mixer to avoid splashing. Use the whisk attachment.
 The cream will turn to whipped cream, then will seem to get liquidy. Right before the 7-minute mark, the cream will come together to form butter (clumps or a ball).
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Nutrition Information

Serving: 17g | Calories: 62 | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 25mg | Potassium: 14mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 219IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information does not include optional ingredients or garnish and is an estimate. It may change based on actual ingredients and cooking methods used.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American

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I am a wife, mother of two, and professional accountant. I love fantastic food, and it is so often the center of our lives, from everyday dinner, to family gatherings, and special evenings at fabulous restaurants. I have always loved cooking and baking, with my mom and grandma, and now, with my daughter and son. I love trying new recipes while enjoying my favorites too. I’m so happy to share them with you.
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