Ghee is clarified butter; butter that has been heated to remove the solids, water, and lactose. Ghee is all the rage now being a popular, healthy fat to use when cooking in diets like keto, paleo, and whole30. Store-bought ghee can be expensive; making your own using your slow cooker is not only easy but cheaper too.

Slow Cooker Ghee

  • Author: Fit SlowCooker Queen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 cups 1x


2 lbs unsalted butter


  1. Add unsalted butter to a slow cooker. Leave the lid slightly ajar to let steam escape.
  2. Cook on high 2-4 or low 4-6 hours.
  3. Line a strainer with cheesecloth or a coffee liner. Place the lined strainer over a mason jar. Carefully pour the liquid through the strainer.
  4. Let the ghee cool and store in a cool, dry place. You can but you do not have to refrigerate ghee.


For this recipe you’ll also need cheesecloth or coffee liners and mesh strainer.


  • Serving Size: 1 tbsp