How to Make Chocolate Butter

Carla Notarobot
3 min readMay 7, 2020

If everyone loves butter and everyone loves chocolate, why is it so hard to find chocolate butter? I got too curious today so I decided to make it myself and document it for everyone else that doesn’t have this much time on their hands.

Video of this experiment:


  • 1 pint of heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup of semisweet chocolate chips (melted)
  • 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons of ice cold water
  • Pinch of salt (optional)


  • Stand mixer or food processor
  • Fine mesh strainer
  • Bowl
  • Clean dish towel (not fluffy and optional)


Blend the cream in the mixer

Pour the cream and salt in a stand mixer or food processor and blend on a low speed (slowly increase the speed to high) until the cream until it begins to separate after about 4–5 minutes. If it hasn’t begun to separate in that time, don’t worry, turn up the speed on your machine and keep blending.

Keep going whipping and after about 4 minutes it should be almost completely separated. You will see buttery solids in a cloudy liquid (buttermilk).


Add ice water to the mixer

Once the buttery solids are separated, pour in the ice cold water (this will help the butter further separate) and blend for another minute or so.