Easy Whipped Tallow Recipe for Beginners


Whipped tallow is basically beef fat that’s been made soft and fluffy by whipping it up. It’s used in cooking and also as a natural skin moisturizer. It’s all-natural, super moisturizing, and surprisingly easy to make. Plus, it’s a great way to use something that might otherwise go to waste.

Recipe Details

Making whipped tallow is straightforward. You don’t need any fancy equipment, just some tallow, a mixer, and a little bit of patience. Let’s break it down.


  • 1 cup of tallow (make sure it’s at room temperature to make the whipping easier)
  • Optional: a few drops of your favorite essential oil for scent (like lavender or peppermint)

Preparation Steps

  1. Start with tallow that’s soft but not melted. If it’s too hard, gently warm it until it’s soft but still solid.
  2. Put the tallow in a mixing bowl. If you’re adding essential oils for scent, now’s the time to drop them in.
  3. Using an electric mixer, start whipping the tallow on a low speed, gradually increasing to high. You’ll see it change from a dense, fatty texture to something light, fluffy, and creamy. This should take about 5 to 8 minutes.
  4. Once it’s whipped to your liking, transfer it to a clean jar or container.

Recipe Tips and Variations

  • For a smoother texture, ensure your tallow is as close to room temperature as possible before you start.
  • Adding a bit of olive oil or coconut oil (about a tablespoon) can make the whipped tallow even creamier.
  • If you’re using this whipped tallow on your skin, the essential oils can add a nice touch. Just make sure you’re not allergic to them.

Serving Suggestions

  • As a cooking fat: Use it to fry or sauté veggies. It adds a rich flavor.
  • As a skin moisturizer: A small dab on your skin can make it feel super soft and moisturized, especially in dry weather.

Nutritional Information

Tallow is rich in vitamins A, D, E, and K, and it’s also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids. When used for cooking, it can be a healthier option than some vegetable oils, depending on your dietary needs. As a skin product, it’s all-natural and free of the additives found in many commercial moisturizers.