The Perfect Strawberry Butter Recipe for Any Occasion

Hey there foodies! Are you looking for a delicious and healthy spread to bring some flavor to your breakfast or snack? Then you’re in luck because today I’ll be sharing my recipe for strawberry butter – a dairy-free and vegan alternative that is perfect for those who are lactose intolerant or avoiding dairy.

This strawberry butter recipe uses fresh strawberries and coconut oil, giving the spread an all-natural fruity sweetness and a smooth, creamy texture. And the best part is, it’s incredibly easy to make!

I’ve always been a big believer in using whole foods and natural ingredients to create satisfying and nourishing meals. This recipe does just that – it showcases how simple, wholesome ingredients can be transformed into something truly delicious.

Whether you’re spreading it on toast or using it as a filling for a cake, this strawberry butter will add a burst of summer flavor to any dish. So let’s get started on making this delicious and healthy spread – your taste buds will thank you!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Strawberry Butter - Dairy Free
Strawberry Butter – Dairy Free

Are you seeking a healthy butter alternative that is also dairy-free and gluten-free? Well, look no further because this Strawberry Butter recipe is going to change the way you make buttery spreads!

First of all, who doesn’t love strawberries? These juicy fruits not only add a burst of flavor but are also packed with vitamin C and antioxidants. This recipe uses fresh strawberries, freeze-dried strawberries, and even frozen strawberries; meaning this recipe is adaptable to every season.

Not only is this recipe delicious for those avoiding dairy or following a vegan lifestyle, but it’s also perfect for gluten-sensitive individuals. This recipe eliminates wheat flour or any other gluten-containing ingredients making it a great option for anyone looking for a new fruit spread.

Lastly, this butter is incredibly easy to make. Unlike regular butter, that may require lengthy preparation times and complicated steps, strawberry butter comes together in 15 minutes with simple ingredients like coconut oil and powdered sugar.

So next time you crave creamy strawberry goodness on your toast or pancakes, don’t hesitate to make this amazing Strawberry Butter!

Ingredient List

 A dollop of sunshine on your morning toast
A dollop of sunshine on your morning toast

Let’s gather all the ingredients we need to make this delicious Strawberry Butter. This recipe uses fresh strawberries that give the butter a fresh and tangy flavor plus a lovely pink color, making it perfect for a spring brunch spread. The strawberry flavor is enhanced by adding freeze-dried strawberries, which also give it a crunch. If you don’t have fresh strawberries, frozen ones that have been thawed will do just fine. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, vegan butter, or coconut butter at room temperature.
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries (or frozen strawberries that have been thawed.)
  • 2 tablespoons freeze-dried strawberries
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup powdered sugar
  • Pinch of sea salt

The sea salt is optional, but it’s recommended because it helps balance out the sweetness of the strawberries and powdered sugar. The vanilla extract adds warmth to the taste, while giving off a beautiful aroma while cooking. The powdered sugar gives our Strawberry Butter a slight sweetness without overpowering the natural tangy-sweet flavor of the strawberries.

The Recipe How-To

 Spread happiness with this fruity butter
Spread happiness with this fruity butter

Now that we have gathered all of our ingredients, it’s time to start making our delicious strawberry butter. Follow the simple steps below and get ready to be amazed by the final product.

Step 1: Prep Work

To start, make sure that your ingredients are at room temperature. This will not only make the mixing process easier but will also ensure that the ingredients mix well together. If your coconut oil is solid due to cold temperatures, simply warm it up for a few seconds in the microwave or on the stove.

Step 2: Mixing the Ingredients

In a mixing bowl, mix 1 cup of coconut butter (room temperature) with 2 cups of powdered sugar. Beat these two ingredients together until they are perfectly combined and there are no lumps left. You can use an electric mixer or do this manually using a whisker; either way works well.

Step 3: Adding the Strawberries

Once you have mixed your coconut butter and powdered sugar, chop up your fresh strawberries into small pieces and add them into the mixture. Mix everything well since you don’t want any clumps of strawberry in your butter. You can also use frozen strawberries or freeze-dried strawberries if fresh strawberries aren’t available.

Step 4: Seasoning & Flavoring

Add in a teaspoon of vanilla extract to flavor your strawberry butter . While you’re at it, add 2 teaspoons of sea salt to enhance its taste.

Step 5: Almost Done!

Mix everything again until all the flavors blend together as desired. The consistency should be smooth like buttery spread.

Step 6: Storing

Once done, store your strawberry butter in an airtight container and transfer it to the refrigerator for about half an hour to allow it to cool down and become firm enough to become spreadable as desired.

That’s it! A quick recipe that yields a rich, creamy, and sweet strawberry butter. You can use it as a replacement butter on your gluten-free bread or over your freshly baked cake recipe. This addictive fruit spread is perfect for breakfast, snacks, and desserts!

Substitutions and Variations

 Perfectly pink and irresistibly delicious
Perfectly pink and irresistibly delicious

If you’re not a fan of dairy-free butter or coconut oil, there are plenty of substitutes you can use to make this recipe your own.

– Olive Oil: Substitute the coconut oil with olive oil for a milder flavor. Earth Balance and cashew butter can also be used as replacements.

– Granulated Sugar: Feel free to experiment with different types of sugar like brown or coconut sugar. Honey, maple syrup, or agave nectar are great alternatives if you are looking for a healthier option.

– Frozen Strawberries: Fresh strawberries work incredibly well in this recipe, but if they aren’t available, go ahead and use freeze-dried strawberries instead of frozen ones.

– Compound Butter: You can make a compound butter with added flavors like vanilla extract, honey or cinnamon. This will add an extra layer of taste and aroma to your strawberry butter.

– Chopped Strawberries: If you want to up the ante on texture, stir in chopped fresh (or thawed frozen) strawberries after making the butter. Delicious!

– Fruit Spread: Turn this into a fruit spread by using fresh fruit puree and cooking it down over medium heat until thick. Then mix the puree with your dairy-free butter or substitute ingredient of your choice for a sweet fruit-based spread that will go great on toast or scones.

Remember, there is no right or wrong way to prepare this dairy-free strawberry butter recipe – it’s all about what makes you feel happy and healthy. Experiment with different ingredients that suit your taste buds!

Serving and Pairing

 The taste of summer, all year round
The taste of summer, all year round

Now that you have learned how to make this delightful dairy-free strawberry butter, it’s time to think about serving and pairing it with other dishes. This buttery spread is versatile, making it a great addition to your breakfast, brunch, or even dessert tables.

For breakfast, try spreading the strawberry butter on toasted bread, waffles or pancakes. It will add a fruity sweetness that will elevate your morning ritual.

You can also pair it with savory dishes, like grilled vegetables, roasted chicken, or seared salmon. The sweetness of the strawberries paired with the saltiness of these dishes result in a perfect balance of flavors.

For dessert, serve this butter with a slice of pound cake or use it as frosting for cupcakes. You can also mix a dollop of it into your favorite non-dairy ice cream and create a delicious strawberry ice cream. Your taste buds will be delighted!

An ideal pairing for this strawberry butter is lightly toasted bread accompanied by fresh strawberries. The freshness of the fruits complements the rich sweetness of the butter giving you a perfect mouthful of fruity flavor.

Make sure to store the extra in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks to have it handy whenever needed.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Let the berries do the talking in this game-changing butter
Let the berries do the talking in this game-changing butter

Making strawberry butter involves fewer steps, meaning that it’s quick to prepare. Nevertheless, it is common to have some leftovers, and it’s important to prepare the butter with the leftovers in mind. You could use your recipe for a gathering or a final-minute brunch, but you’ll need to keep the leftovers somewhere that’s safe and fresh.

After preparing the strawberry butter according to my instructions, you can let it cool to room temperature before storing it. I recommend refrigerating the butter in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks since there is no dairy in this recipe. During storage, note that some separation may occur on the surface of the butter due to its coconut oil content. However, this can be easily rectified by mixing until it reaches a creamy consistency.

In terms of reheating, I wouldn’t suggest heating strawberry butter in the microwave because melty fruit parts might spoil the texture of your warming spread. Instead, simply take out your strawberry butter from the refrigerator and let stand at room temperature long enough to soften before spreading onto toast or muffin. Once softened at room temperature, stir gently and relish its velvety texture.

Furthermore, if you find yourself with an abundance of strawberries and freeze-dried fruits’ supplies than your household can handle, remember that this recipe will freeze fabulously as well! I highly recommend freezing this butter recipe in small containers for a delightful sweetener for granola or smoothie bowls whenever you crave one. Just place them in airtight ziplock bags once frozen and store them in the freezer for up to two months.

Remember to twist things up creatively while taking the culinary wheel! From strawberry ice creams and cakes to muffins filled with strawberry compound butter – This recipe opens up many doors for culinary experimentation. Use avocado oil instead of coconut oil or use freeze-dried strawberry bits for extra flavour infusion – set free your chef-mind!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Vegan-friendly and gluten-free, but you'd never know!
Vegan-friendly and gluten-free, but you’d never know!

When it comes to making strawberry butter, there are a few things to keep in mind for the perfect finished product. Here are some tips to ensure you get the best results possible.

1. Room Temperature Butter: Using softened or room temperature butter is essential for a smooth and creamy texture. Leave it out on the counter for at least 30 minutes before starting the recipe.

2. Frozen Strawberries: For this recipe, use frozen strawberries. They’re more affordable than fresh, and they work better because they’re softer due to the freezing process, making them easier to blend.

3. Coconut Oil: If you want an even more coconutty flavor, replace your vegan butter with coconut oil.

4. Powdered Sugar Sifted: Sift the powdered sugar using a fine mesh sieve before adding to the mixing bowl. This will prevent lumps from forming and ensure a silky smooth texture.

5. Add Sea Salt: A pinch of sea salt really makes a difference in this recipe, bringing out the flavor of the strawberries and enhancing their sweetness.

6. Freeze-Dried Strawberries: If you want an extra burst of flavor or a beautiful garnish, add some crushed freeze-dried strawberries into your mixture or sprinkle over top when serving.

7. Chill in Fridge: After mixing all ingredients together and giving it good whip until nice and creamy, chill your strawberry butter in the fridge before using it so that it firms up and achieves perfect consistency.

Remember these tips when making your strawberry butter and you’ll achieve the perfect result every time – a tart yet sweet fruit spread with a rich buttery taste that is both satisfyingly decadent and healthy!


As with any recipe, you may have some questions or concerns. Don’t worry – I’ve got you covered! Below are some frequently asked questions and my answers to help make sure your strawberry butter turns out perfectly every time.

How does Joanna Gaines make strawberry butter?

As a nutritionist and food blogger, I often suggest easy and healthy recipes for my readers to try out. Today, I want to share some delicious and gluten-free flavored butter recipes that you can quickly whip up at home. These flavors include strawberry, lemon, and pumpkin, all of which can be made with just three ingredients each: butter, a flavoring agent, and a pinch of salt or spice. Let’s break down each recipe and its preparation process so that you can elevate your morning toast and breakfast routine.

What is a non dairy replacement for butter in baking?

When it comes to making healthy and dairy-free recipes, there are a variety of substitutes that you can use to replace the not-so-healthy ingredients like butter, yogurt or oil. In baking, you can opt for vegan butter, applesauce, coconut oil, nut butter, mashed banana and avocado. For cooking, olive oil, coconut oil, vegetable stock and avocado oil can be used to replace butter depending on the recipe.

Can you use dairy-free butter in cakes?

When it comes to baking and cooking without dairy, margarine, buttery spreads, and buttery sticks are reliable alternatives that can be used in place of butter, with a one-to-one ratio.

What is vegan butter made?

Butter made from plants, also known as vegan butter, is a type of butter substitute that doesn’t contain any dairy. It is usually created by blending a plant-based oil like coconut, olive, avocado, or palm kernel oil with water.

Bottom Line


In conclusion, this strawberry butter recipe is a perfect solution for those who are looking for a dairy-free and vegan alternative to traditional butter. With the simple ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions, you’ll have a delicious and healthy strawberry butter in no time.

What I love about this recipe is that it’s not only dairy-free and vegan, but also gluten-free and can be easily customized to your liking by using different berries or adding some nuts. You can enjoy it as a spread on your toast or bagel, as a topping on your pancakes or waffles, or even use it to make a frosting for your cakes.

So why not give it a try? You’ll be amazed by how easy and tasty this strawberry butter is. Your taste buds will thank you for the fruity sweetness that comes from the fresh strawberries, while your body will benefit from the absence of dairy products. Plus, you can be proud that you’re supporting sustainable agriculture by using organic produce.

In short, this strawberry butter recipe is a win-win situation for both your palate and your health. So go ahead and whip up a batch today. I promise you’ll love it!

Strawberry Butter - Dairy Free

Strawberry Butter - Dairy Free Recipe

A yummy and different topping for waffles, muffins or anything else you can think of
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Condiment
Cuisine Dairy-free
Servings 1 cups
Calories 1072.3 kcal


  • 1/2 cup soft margarine
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen strawberries, thawed
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar


  • Whip margarine until creamy; drain juice from thawed strawberries.
  • Gradually add berries to margarine, beating well after each addition.
  • Beat in sugar.
  • Chill.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 436gCalories: 1072.3kcalCarbohydrates: 67.3gProtein: 1.7gFat: 90.3gSaturated Fat: 13.1gSodium: 806.1mgFiber: 6gSugar: 52g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Berries, Dairy Free, Easy, Egg-free, Free Of..., Fruit, Lactose-free, Low Protein, Strawberry
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