Whipped Strawberry Butter

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Whipped Strawberry Butter is fluffy, creamy, sweet, and buttery goodness in a pretty pink package. This is amazing on toast, scones, pancakes, popovers, muffins, breads, and just about anything else you might want to butter!

Whipped Strawberry Honey Butter is a dreamy spread for toast, muffins, croissants, rolls, and more! get the recipe at barefeetinthekitchen.com

Strawberry Butter

I’ve been a big fan of Vanilla Bean Whipped Honey Butter and Maple Butter for years, but this strawberry loveliness just plain puts it to shame. Slathered on toast, on biscuits, on scones, or even on a graham cracker, this Strawberry Butter is pure heaven.

Real strawberries mashed to release their delicious juice get whipped into real honey butter for a spread that’s as delightful to taste as it is to look at. I was inspired to make strawberry butter in my own kitchen after a trip I took a while back.

Scottsdale Getaway

Several years ago, I spent a long weekend playing in the sun and enjoying some fun and relaxing downtime with two of the best friends a girl could ask for. We stayed at the gorgeous Phoenician resort in Scottsdale, ate as much amazing food as we were able, and greatly enjoyed being waited on and pampered all weekend!

On Saturday, we wandered out to Scottsdale Fashion Square and finished our morning with lunch at NM Cafe in Neiman Marcus. I hadn’t eaten there before, and in case you haven’t either, I’ll tell you that it is worth a visit.

Whipped Strawberry Honey Butter

By far, our favorite part of the meal was the little dish of strawberry butter and the popovers that they brought out while we waited for our meal. I probably would have been completely happy to just continue noshing on bread with strawberry butter for my lunch.

Even after our meal, I kept thinking about that whipped strawberry butter. I knew that amazing butter would need to be re-created in my kitchen just as soon as I got back home. On our way home on Sunday night, we stopped at the store for strawberries.

Before I even unpacked, I’d made three different batches of butter. I wanted to get just the right balance of fresh strawberry flavor and sweetness, just like the butter I’d had at the cafe.

The recipe I’m sharing was hands-down our favorite. I loved the difference the honey and the fresh berries made!

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Strawberry Butter Recipe

After a little trial and error, I am confident in saying that this is the very best strawberry butter you will ever taste. Not only is it borderline addictive, but it’s also extremely easy to make and requires just a handful of ingredients.

Soft butter is whipped with water to get light and fluffy. Mashed strawberries get whipped into the butter, followed by a generous drizzle of honey. The resulting spread is fluffy and perfectly sweet with the tiniest hint of tartness from the strawberries.

If you prefer, you can also make this with white sugar instead of honey. To make that version, add a quarter cup of white sugar slowly, tasting as you go until you reach your desired sweetness level. That variation was a closer match to the strawberry butter from the NM Cafe but I personally prefer the flavor of the honey.

To make an even easier “cheater” strawberry butter, you can make a quick jam version by mixing two parts butter with one part strawberry jam.

It tastes good in a pinch–but if you can get your hands on some strawberries, this version with real berries and honey is totally worth the few minutes of effort!

Whipped Strawberry Honey Butter is a dreamy spread for toast, muffins, croissants, rolls, and more! get the recipe at barefeetinthekitchen.com

This is a delicious spread every which way. It’s amazing on bagels, toasted slices of English Muffin Bread, and all kinds of homemade rolls, like these Copycat Texas Roadhouse Rolls. I’ve been known to enjoy a pat of this butter on top of a warm Blueberry Bran Muffin too.

Next time I share a pot of tea with a friend, I’m excited to put a cute little dish of pretty pink strawberry butter out on the table next to a platter of scones.

This will keep nicely in the fridge for about a week. I like to bring it to room temperature before serving but it spreads well even when a little cooler, thanks to all that whipping!

Whipped Butter Recipes

If you love the pots of fancy Whipped Butter you get at many restaurants, you’ll be so excited to discover how easy they are to make at home.

For a sweet and spicy spin on whipped butter just begging to be spread across your cornbread, don’t forget to try my Jalapeño Honey Butter. We also love the flavor of this simple Vanilla Bean Whipped Honey Butter.

Kitchen Tip: I use this mixer, these bowls, and this jar to make this recipe.

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Whipped Strawberry Honey Butter is a dreamy spread for toast, muffins, croissants, rolls, and more! get the recipe at barefeetinthekitchen.com

Whipped Strawberry Honey Butter

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Whipped Strawberry Honey Butter is fluffy, creamy, sweet, and buttery goodness in a pretty pink package.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 16 About 2 cups


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 8 strawberries chopped and mashed, ½ cups worth of liquid and puree
  • 1/4 cup honey


  • Place the butter and the water in a mixing bowl and beat on high speed until well combined and fluffy, at least 3 minutes. Scrape the sides as needed.
  • Add the smashed strawberries and their liquid to the butter and beat again until combined, about 2 minutes. Add the honey and beat until light and fluffy, about 2-3 more minutes.
  • Transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate until needed. Let soften at room temperature for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy!


If you’d like a shortcut version, we made a strawberry jam butter (2 parts butter to 1 part jam) and it was delicious as well. For the flavor closest to NM Cafe’s strawberry butter, whip the butter and berries and then add white sugar slowly, tasting as you add it, until it is as sweet as you like. How’s that for giving you plenty of options?
I use salted butter when making this recipe. Feel free to use unsalted and add a pinch of fine sea salt as needed.


Calories: 120kcal · Carbohydrates: 5g · Protein: 1g · Fat: 12g · Saturated Fat: 7g · Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g · Monounsaturated Fat: 3g · Trans Fat: 1g · Cholesterol: 31mg · Sodium: 92mg · Potassium: 15mg · Fiber: 1g · Sugar: 5g · Vitamin A: 355IU · Vitamin C: 4mg · Calcium: 5mg · Iron: 1mg
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{originally published 8/26/2014 – recipe notes and photos updated 4/14/22}

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Mary Younkin

Hi, I’m Mary. I’m the author, cook, photographer, and travel lover behind the scenes here at Barefeet In The Kitchen. I'm also the author of three cookbooks dedicated to making cooking from scratch as simple as possible.

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  1. Christina says

    The butter never really whipped, I used room temp butter (left out all day). The water seemed to prevent the butter from coming together with the other ingredients.

    Any ideas?2 stars

    • Mary Younkin says

      I’m drawing a blank here, Christina. You whipped just the butter and water for a few minutes and it didn’t incorporate at all? I’ve never seen that happen.