Homemade Ingredients Traditional Irish Brandy Butter 4.91 from 10 votes Create a Profile! × Sign Up Already have an account? Sign In Jump To Recipe Save Recipe You can't have mince pies or Christmas pudding without a healthy dollop of my Traditional Irish Brandy Butter recipe! By Gemma Stafford | December 20, 2020 | 10 Last updated on December 21, 2020 This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my full disclosure for details. Hi Bold Bakers! It isn’t Christmas without homemade brandy butter! In Ireland, you can’t have mince pies or Christmas pudding without a healthy dollop of Traditional Irish Brandy Butter — and I hope it will become a holiday staple in your home too! It’s made of just three ingredients (one being brandy, of course), and while it is a simple side, it really adds so much to a great dessert. Use it as you would a side of whipped cream. It is the perfect light addition to a decadent dessert! (And the extra hit of booze doesn’t hurt either!) What is Brandy Butter? Brandy butter is a traditional side to holiday desserts like Christmas pudding and mince pies, and can be bought from the store in Europe or homemade! It is usually sold cold with hotter desserts and serves as an alternative to cream, custard, or ice cream. It is made of only three ingredients: butter, powdered sugar, and brandy, and its texture feels like whipped butter. What You Need To Make Brandy Butter Measuring Cups and Spoons Mixing bowl Electric hand whisk (optional) How To Make Brandy Butter With just a few ingredients and limited equipment, you can whip up this topping in no time! Here’s how you make it (and don’t forget to get the full recipe with measurements, on the page down below): Beat the butter in a large baking bowl with an electric hand whisk until it is light and creamy. Add in the sugar and beat again until it’s incorporated. Add in the brandy to taste and stir. If you add too much brandy, or if the mixture curdles, add more powdered sugar until the mixture binds back together. Gemma’s Pro Chef Tips For Making Brandy Butter I love to use salted butter. It gives it a lot of extra flavor! You’ll want to be sure that your butter has been out at room temperature for a few hours, so it is soft and perfect for whipping. No electric mixer? No worries! You can whip this recipe up easily by hand! You can make this weeks in advance, so you have it ready to go in the fridge for Christmas. How Do I Store Brandy Butter? Making this sweet topping in advance for the holidays and parties is a fantastic idea because it keeps so well in the fridge! You can cover and store it in the refrigerator for up to 8 weeks. Make More Holiday Recipes! Simplified Mincemeat Christmas Pudding Aunty Rosaleen’s Irish Christmas Cake How to Make Traditional Mincemeat And don’t forget to buy my Bigger Bolder Baking Cookbook! Full (and printable) recipe below! Try These Recipes! How to Make Marshmallow FondantMicrowave Salted Caramel SauceHomemade Butterscotch SauceHomemade Chocolate Syrup Old Fashioned Brandy Butter Recipe 4.91 from 10 votes Print Recipe Add to Favorites Loading… You can't have mince pies or Christmas pudding without a healthy dollop of my Old-Fashioned Brandy Butter recipe! Author: Gemma Stafford Servings: 1 cup Dessert Less than 30 Minutes Electric Mixer Prep Time 15 mins You can't have mince pies or Christmas pudding without a healthy dollop of my Old-Fashioned Brandy Butter recipe! Author: Gemma Stafford Servings: 1 cup Ingredients 1 stick (4oz/115g) butter softened2 cups (8oz/225g) powdered sugar sifted4-5 tablespoons brandy Instructions Place the butter in a large baking bowl. Beat with an electric hand whisk until light and creamy.Add the sugar and beat again until it's all incorporated.Add the brandy to taste and stir well. If you add too much brandy. (If the mixture curdles. If it does, add more powdered sugar until the mixture binds back together).Spoon the butter into a serving dish or jar, cover, and store in the fridge for up to 8 weeks. Serve with my mince pies.