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 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 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
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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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. Kau says

    I would not use one cup of butter again…took over the strawberry flavor…remade with half the butter and honey and the consistency and taste were better!!2 stars



  3. Nicole says

    Question… In the video it looks you used 1 stick of butter but the recipe calls for one cup which is actually 2 sticks of butter. Which one is correct? Thanks!

    • Mary says

      I made a half recipe for the video (which I may never do again, as it tends to cause confusion. LOL) Live and learn. It’s one cup of butter for the recipe as written. Enjoy!

  4. Nancy says

    This is so good! If I wanted to make raspberry butter what measurement of raspberries would you recommend?5 stars

  5. Dee Priest says

    Can you please tell me how long the whipped strawberry honey butter will keep in the fridge?

    • Mary Younkin says

      I suppose you could, Lyn. To be honest though, it isn’t going to be the same without the honey. You could try combining the berries and butter and lightly sweetening to taste with the sweetener of your choice.

  6. Erum says

    This sounds delicious…I just made some fresh strawberry preserves…I might make some of this strawberry butter too
    Thank you for the recipe.5 stars

  7. Rose says

    Hi, I tried this recipe and was so disappointed! My butter seemed to separate and the end result looks like zombie brains rather than whipped butter. Any idea why it would do this? There seemed like there was way too much liquid in there even though I followed the recipe. It may still taste good but the look of it doesn’t make me want to put it on my breakfast lol Thanks!2 stars

    • Mary Younkin says

      Hi Rose, how long did you beat it? It always separates and looks weird before it comes together. Did you substitute any ingredients? Or use margarine instead of butter? Sorry it didn’t work out perfectly for you!

  8. Katherine Starling says

    I used unsalted Walmart butter. I ended up having to add 1/4 homemade full fat Greek style yogurt. Original recipe strawberries over powered the butter4 stars

    • Mary Younkin says

      Sandy – I have personally never tried that. I am guessing it will separate, but you should be able to whip it back together after it thaws. If you try it let me know how it works for you.

    • Mary Younkin says

      Hi Bev! I use plain white sugar in this recipe, although powdered sugar would work as well. For future reference, I call confectionary sugar “powdered sugar.”

  9. Keri says

    So glad I wasted a lb of butter. Good thing it’s cheap now……What’s the purpose of the water?!?! It never blended correctly. It was thoroughly melted butter and I blended it for quite a while. So that wouldn’t have been the solution. Found a much better recipe. Strawberries, butter and powdered sugar. No water.

    • Mary Younkin says

      Why on earth were you working with melted butter? The butter should’ve been simply softened to room temp which allows it to blend smoothly with a few tablespoons of water, allowing for a fluffier and wonderfully spreadable texture. I’m glad you found something that worked for you though.