Thermomix Butter Recipe Spreadable Easy

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Silky, salty spreadable Thermomix butter. This super easy butter recipe uses regular fresh pouring cream to produce delicious, rich no additive butter.

A bowl of homemade butter on white background with a striped napkin and old fashioned knife.

There is something extremely decadent in serving and devouring homemade butter. Especially if that butter is being lavishly spread over freshly baked scones.

Making your own homemade butter is really easy. Chances are you have accidentally made butter when you have over whipped cream! I know when I was a child when it was my job to whip the cream for dessert I was always so worried about over beating it!

How do you make butter from cream?

  • The first step in making butter is to choose a pure cream with no added thickeners. Thickeners can inhibit the separation of the buttermilk and butter.
  • Whip the cream in a Thermomix, food processer, or stand mixer.
  • Continue to whip the cream beyond soft peaks until the mixture splits and separates.
  • Pour off the liquid and reserve. This is Buttermilk and can be used in other ingredients such as my perfect scone recipe.
  • Wash the butter in ice-cold water to remove any remaining buttermilk. Residual buttermilk can cause the butter to become rancid.

How do you make spreadable butter?

Butter used directly from the fridge is notoriously difficult to spread. However when we purchase commercially prepared spreadable butters from the supermarket they can have more ingredients added than we may expect.

Making homemade butter easier to spread naturally is really simple. Just add some oil. There is no need for anything artificial in our butter.

Which oil to use in spreadable butter?

Choosing an oil to add to your butter is very much a personal choice. Things you may wish to consider:

  • cost of the oil
  • taste
  • health issues
  • ethical or sustainability of the oil production

I prefer to use a flavorless oil or lightly flavoured oils when I make spreadable butter as I LOVE the taste of butter. If you’re not fussy about the type of oil you consume you could use any vegetable oil to make your butter spreadable. This is a cheap option and it won’t change the taste of the butter.

If you would prefer an oil with healthy properties but still a light flavour you could choose macadamia oil, almond oil, avocado, safflower oil, cold-pressed sunflower oil or a very light olive oil. Please note that some of these oils will impart some flavour or colour to the butter.

How much oil to use in spreadable butter?

When deciding how much oil to add to your homemade butter it will depend on whether you would like it to spread like margarine or if you would just like it to be a little more manageable.

I’ve added only 50g of oil to my butter because I prefer not to taste the oil.

Use this as a starting point when you’re making spreadable butter. You can add more oil if you would prefer a softer butter or less if you find the taste of the oil affects the finished flavour of the butter.

How do you make salted butter?

The first step of this recipe produces unsalted butter which is ideal for making sweet baked goods. If you would prefer salted butter continue on and add 1/2 tsp of salt, as per the recipe.

Homemade butter pictured with homemade buttermilk on a table setting

How long does homemade butter last in the fridge?

The length of time homemade butter will last in the fridge depends on how thoroughly you wash the butter to remove buttermilk. It’s the buttermilk component that will sour over time. If you wash the buttermilk out thoroughly with two washes your butter should last 2-3 weeks.

The buttermilk will start to sour after 4-5 days, especially if the cream you used to make butter was near it’s used by date.

Because it’s the buttermilk component that spoils over time, you can purchase a cream that is “on special” and nearing the used by date to make butter. Simply be extra careful to wash out all the buttermilk when making butter.

Is making Thermomix butter cheaper than buying it?

To answer this question I browsed my local supermarket. I found that a good quality butter cost about $1.65 per 100g.

A 600ml carton of cream costs $4.50.

600ml of cream will yield 310g of butter at a cost of $4.50

To purchase 310g of quality butter @ $1.65 per 100g = $5.12

So it is cheaper to make your own butter. It’s really good value to make your own homemade butter when you find cream on sale! I’ve seen cream marked down as low as 50c for 600ml. Now that’s a huge saving!

Step by Step Thermomix Homemade Butter

Take a look below at these images for step-by-step instructions on how to make homemade butter in the Thermomix.

Grid showing the 8 steps to making homemade butter

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Homemade butter pictured with homemade buttermilk on a table setting

Homemade Spreadable Butter Thermomix

Julie Carlyle
Silky, salty spreadable homemade butter. This super easy butter recipe uses regular fresh pouring cream to produce delicious, rich no additive butter. Thermomix recipe or make in your food processor or mixer.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Basic
Cuisine American, Australian
Servings 35 servings
Calories 72 kcal



  • 600 ml fresh cream
  • 1000 ml ice cold water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 50 g oil see note about oil choices*


  • Pour cream into TM Bowl
  • Secure the butterfly into position. Whip 2 min/Speed 4
  • Check that the cream has split and butter has seperated from the buttermilk. If not repeat.
  • Remove the butterfly and place the internal steam basket into the TM Bowl.
  • Pour off all the buttermilk into a container and reserve.
  • remove the internal steam basket and add 500ml cold water.
  • Whip the butter and the water. 5 sec/Speed 4
  • Discard the liquid from the bowl.
  • Add the remaining cold water and repeat to completely wash the butter.
  • Wash 5 sec/Speed 4.
  • Discard the liquid from the bowl.
  • Place the butterfly in the TM bowl.
  • Add salt and oil to the butter. Whip 15sec/Speed 4.
  • Place in a container in the fridge.


  • Please see note about oil
Thoroughly washing the butter twice will extend the life of the butter.


Serving: 10gCalories: 72kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 40mgPotassium: 13mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 252IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 11mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Butter, Homemade butter
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2 thoughts on “Thermomix Butter Recipe Spreadable Easy”

  1. Yuri Crowe says:

    5 stars
    Really yummy butter and simple to follow recipe. Very happy

  2. Erin Franklin says:

    5 stars
    I was really surprised how easy it is to make butter. Great recipe that Ive used a few times now

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