This easy Strawberry Butter recipe uses fresh strawberries and a touch of agave syrup for a delicious dairy-free spread. Use on toast, biscuits, and bread! Gluten-free and dairy-free option.
There are so many uses for one of the season's best fruits. This particular one is quite simple, yet it will transform your favorite bread and biscuits.
Strawberry butter is just what it sounds like.
In this case, fresh strawberries and the humble spread combine with a touch of agave syrup and vanilla extract to make a little spreadable magic.
Why you'll love this recipe
- Simple ingredients
- Delicious spread for so many things!
- Can be made dairy-free
Ingredients and substitutions
Here are a few quick notes about the basic ingredients in this recipe. You can see a complete list of ingredients and instructions in the recipe card below.
Strawberries - Fresh strawberries and their sweet flavor are the star of this recipe. Frozen strawberries are not recommended.
Butter - Unsalted or vegan butter works great for this fruit spread.
Agave syrup (or honey if not vegan) - Also known as agave nectar, is a vegan-friendly liquid sweetener. You can swap in honey, but keep in mind agave is sweeter than honey. You might need to adjust accordingly to your sweet preference.
Vanilla extract - A little bit of pure vanilla extract goes a long way and rounds out the flavors nicely.
Are all dairy-free butter vegan?
Most dairy-free butter on the market is vegan. Plant-based butter makes it easy to have a dairy-free alternative.
Always check the labels to make sure the plant-based version fits your dietary needs.
The following dairy-free options are also vegan:
Before you start: Get out all ingredients, and allow for butter to be at room temperature.
Step 1: Add soft butter to a medium bowl and beat with an electric hand mixer.
Step 2: Once fluffy, add strawberries and beat until strawberries are incorporated. Add vanilla extract, salt, and agave syrup. Beat once again until combined.
Store your homemade strawberry spread in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
The easiest way to make this whipped strawberry spread is to use an electric mixer.
A food processor works as well but may require more stopping and scraping down on the sides.
How will you use this easy spread? There are so many ways!
Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Hot biscuits, toast, English muffins,
- Pancakes, waffles, French toast
- Muffins or scones
- Banana bread, strawberry bread, or cinnamon roll bread
Homemade strawberry butter should last up to one week when kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Avoid using frozen strawberries as the extra liquid will make it hard to integrate into the butter.
Slice the butter into cubes to quicken the time it takes to get to room temperature.
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- 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature vegan butter for dairy-free
- 1 cup (6-7) strawberries finely chopped
- ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons agave syrup (or honey if not vegan)
- Add butter to a medium bowl and beat with an electric mixer. Once fluffy, add strawberries and beat until strawberries are incorporated. Add vanilla extract, salt, and agave syrup. Beat once again until combined.
- Transfer to an airtight container and place in the refrigerator to firm back up.