Homemade spreadable butter is surprisingly easy to make. With only a few ingredients and a bit of time, you can save over half the cost of the tub you get at the grocery store—and control the end quality and taste.
All you need are two sticks of butter (salted or unsalted) and 1/2 cup of Canola oil. Live Pretty’s directions say to whisk these with a stand mixer, but you could instead use a food processor, hand blender, or just a regular kitchen utensil and elbow grease.
If you don’t like Canola oil, substitute with real extra virgin olive oil. That’s one of the benefits of homemade: You know exactly what goes into it and can customize the flavors with herbs, special salts, or other ingredients.
You’ll save a few bucks too. $1.10 for the DIY spreadable butter versus $3.79 for the store kind (your mileage may vary).
You might never need to buy spreadable butter again.