This Strawberry Basil Butter is super easy to make, but is such a fun and fancy summer treat!
I predict that as the summer wears on both my patience and the length of my infrequent blog posts will dwindle.
Three kids is no joke, man. I’m pretty sure this post will read exactly the same as the last seven I’ve written, but holy hell my kids eat a lot! And they talk a lot too. Sometimes I encourage them to eat more, just so there is slightly less talking.
Diaper changes, huge spit ups, making snacks, nursing, ripped library books, bug bites, fighting, time outs, tantrums, melted popsicles, and dirty. underwear. all. over. my. house. These are the things my summer is made of. (PS That was just a one hour sliver of my weekend.)
But you didn’t come here to listen to me bellyache. You came here for Strawberry Basil Butter! (And feeling better about your own life is just an added bonus :) )
This butter is super simple to make, and it is so fun! I love the combo of strawberry and basil together, and this does it just perfectly. Whip this up on a Sunday morning and serve it with some fresh muffins. Doesn’t that sound like a civilized brunch?? #sonotmylife
I served this butter on some Lemon Pudding Quick Bread (recipe coming soon!), and it was the absolutely perfect combo! You can serve this right after making it, with the butter room temperature and soft, or you can wrap it up in some wax paper and save it for another day.
Note: If your strawberries aren’t particularly sweet and you have a sweet tooth, you may want to throw in a teaspoon or two of sugar.
Strawberry Basil Butter
- 1 stick of butter at room temperature
- 1/2 cup diced strawberries
- 2 TBSPs chopped basil
- In a food processor, blend together all the ingredients until smooth.
- Serve, or wrap in wax paper and refrigerate until ready to eat.
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Strawberry Basil Butter
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This sounds AMAZING! I’m so obsessed with strawberry and basil right now! Thanks for the link love too :) Pinned!
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says
I can’t even imagine summer with an infant. You’re my hero, also since you made this butter. Genius!
Julianne @ Beyond Frosting says
Oh I love the idea of this butter! Plus that quick bread sounds awesome-tactic
Heather @ French Press says
love love love the strawberry basil combo, and well butter that’s a given
Consuelo - Honey & Figs says
Ohhhh that strawberry + basil combo is one of my favorites! Bonus points for the fact that this involves butter! ;)
Heather C says
Thanks for the butter recipe, making it today. Believe it or not, one day you will look back and realize these were the best years, so get some rest and enjoy.
My friend’s dad’s remark on having three kids was “We looked around there were kids everywhere!”
Karen @ Lushious Eats says
This looks amazing! I love the strawberry basil combo! Great idea!
I have made all kinds of compound butters, but never thought to use strawberries and basil together – genius!
Thanks so much for linking up on Cook it! Craft it! Share! last week – hope to see you again this week, too :)
PS – pinned this to the party board :)