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Life of homemade butter?

How long would you say homemade butter lasts with and without freezing it? Can you leave it out on the counter?


wold6303 months ago

If the buttermilk is properly removed, with the 'washing' method, homemade butter will last in the refrigerator for about 2-3 weeks. It can go rancid much sooner if the buttermilk isn't fully removed.

You can store homemade butter in the freezer for about 6-9 months, but it's so tasty I can't image it lasting that long!

It's best to store butter (homemade and store-bought) in the refrigerator, although, if your kitchen is relatively cool (below 70 degrees F.) you can leave it on the counter for a day or two. If you want room temp butter for spreading, leave out just enough so that it will get used up quickly.