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A glass filled with vanilla butter, with a sliced baguette on a cutting board with butter smeared on the slices.

The Best Whipped Vanilla Butter

  • Author: Pate Giltner
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup butter 1x
  • Category: Condiment
  • Method: whipped
  • Cuisine: American


This sweet and salty homemade whipped vanilla butter combines good butter with sweet vanilla seeds, flakey sea salt, and a little powdered sugar.


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  1. 1 cup good unsalted butter like Kerry Gold
  2. 2 vanilla pods
  3. 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  4. 1/2 tsp flakey sea salt


  1. Let the butter come to room temperature.
  2. Using a knife, cut the vanilla pods in half lengthwise, exposing the seeds. Then use the knife to scrape out the seeds.
  3. Add the butter, vanilla seeds, sugar, and salt to a mixing bowl and beat with an electric hand mixer until smooth!
  4. Serve with biscuits, cornbread, or fried chicken!