We recently announced the release of our new Cookie Dough Tubs and you may have noticed we mentioned grass-fed ghee as an ingredient. If you’re not sure what that is or why we’d use it, read on:
• Also known as clarified butter, ghee is butter that has been simmered and strained to remove all liquids.
• Butter is cooked over low heat until the solids separate from the milk liquids and start to lightly brown. The liquid portion is then removed and the solids that are left are ghee.
• This process adds a slightly nutty, caramelized flavor to the ghee, which is great for the Cookie Dough Tubs to add a rich flavor along with smooth creaminess overall.
• Ghee is shelf-stable and requires no refrigeration.
• When used in cooking, it has a higher smoke point than butter. Ghee’s is 465º F, while butter’s is 350º F.
• The clarifying process also removes casein and lactose, which makes ghee suitable for dairy-sensitive people.
• Ghee is high in Omega-3s and butyric acid for GI health.
• You can also use ghee for roasting vegetables at high heat, sauteing garlic and ginger, frying eggs, or even put it in your coffee. It’s great as a finishing oil on foods so you can let the rich flavor come through.