How to Brown Butter

There are so many uses for browned butter -- frosting, baking, sauces -- and even drizzling over popcorn! Get our best tips for browning butter to perfection every time.

Brown butter can be used in so many ways! Add it to sweet or savory recipes, either way, the flavor will be improved! See how to tell when your butter is JUST brown enough.

Browning Butter

In a small saucepan, heat butter over low heat until melted. Continue heating until butter turns a delicate light brown, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and use as desired.

Browned Butter Frosting

For browned butter frosting, brown 3/4 cup butter using the method above. In a large mixing bowl, combine 6 cups powdered sugar, 4 tablespoons milk, and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Add browned butter and beat with an electric mixer on low speed until combined. Beat on medium to high speed, adding additional milk if necessary, to reach spreading consistency.

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