Can I Substitute Ghee for Butter? The Benefits of Swapping.

Can I substitue ghee for butter

There are a lot of butter alternatives on the market these days. If you’re looking for a butter alternative, you may be wondering if you can substitute Ghee for Butter. The answer is yes and there are many benefits to swapping butter for ghee in your diet. Let’s take a look at how Ghee and butter differ, and some of the benefits of making the switch!

Ghee has no milk solids – this means that there is no lactose, casein, or anything else that can affect those with dairy intolerances. Butter, on the other hand, contains all of these things. So, if you’re looking for a dairy-free option, Ghee is the way to go as a butter substitute.

Another difference between Ghee and butter is shelf life. Ghee can be stored in the back of your cupboard for years without going bad. Butter, on the other hand, will only last for a few months in the fridge. So, if you’re looking for an ingredient that will last longer, Ghee is a great choice.

Ghee has a higher smoking point than butter. This means that it can be used for cooking at higher temperatures without burning. Butter will start to smoke and burn at lower temperatures, so it’s not the best choice for cooking.  In many recipes Ghee as a substitute for butter is the obvious choice.  Cake do become a little more denser but biscuits are yum!  Here’s our favourtie ghee biscuit recipe – they’re a little like your favourite melting moments.

Ghee is the healthier option compared with butter.

Studies have shown Ghee has been shown to reduce cholesterol and inflammation levels in the body while boosting immunity. In fact, there are a whole range of health benefits to ghee that butter does not have – here are the 10 health benefits of ghee if you want to dive deep.

There are many advantages to swapping out butter and using Ghee as the alternative in your diet. So, if you’re looking for a healthier, dairy-free option with a longer shelf life, Ghee is a perfect choice. Give it a try and see how you like it. You might just find that you never go back to butter again!

If you have any questions, feel free to email us and I’ll be happy to answer them.

Do you have any tips for making the switch from butter to ghee? Let us know on our socials and be sure to check out our other blog posts for more ways you can swap our butter and use ghee as a healthy butter substitute.

What Does Ghee Taste Like

what does ghee taste like

We often get asked ‘what does ghee taste like?’

If you’ve never tried ghee before, you’re in for a treat! Or are you? Is it buttery and delicious? Or is it gross and oily and slimy?

We decided to list some of the comments our customers tell us about their taste tests so you can find out!

Ghee is sometimes described as nutty with a grainy feel.  But our customers say our ghee tastes completely different.

For example – from the mouth of babes, Miss 5 says

“it tastes like the bottom of the cornflake crackle” 

If you don’t know what a cornflake crackle is check out the original recipe here. It is basically butter, sugar, honey and cornflakes. 


Others describe it as “butterscotch” or “caramelised” and many say “It’s nothing like any other ghee I’ve ever tasted before!”.

The most common description of what ghee taste like is  ‘shortbread’.

We lovingly hand-make our ghee and think this is the key difference from other ghees. It is in the process of handmaking the ghee that we can achieve deep caramelization of the proteins. This is what gives our ghee its unique taste that people can’t quite put their finger on!

Ghee might not be the first obvious choice as a butter alternative, but those who do enjoy it, really enjoy it!

We say ‘you better believe it is better than butter’ and our consistent five-star google reviews back us up and do the raving for us.

So there you have it – our ghee is made from the finest quality organic butter Australia has to offer and tastes great! (unless you’re not a fan of cornflake crackles that is).

If you’re feeling adventurous, why not give it a try? You can purchase it on our shop page here – We’d love to hear what you think.