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Homemade Butter Recipe

I have to admit, I am one of those crazy people how loves making things the old fashioned way. I probably wouldn’t make this homemade butter recipe this on a  regular basis but it sure is fun to see how just plain whipping cream can turn into butter.

What’s funny is I have never done this with my kids and after my daughter tried it herself in this video, I thought I would share the homemade butter recipe. This is really one of the easiest recipes you can make!


Homemade Butter Recipe

2 cups heavy cream
1/4 tsp. salt (leave out for unsalted butter)

You can make this several different ways.  

Stand Mixer Method: You can put it in a stand mixer and put on the whisk attachment and whisk until it turns to butter about 10-15 minutes.  

Hand Mixer Method: Place in a bowl. Then mix with a hand mixer for 10-20 minutes until it turns into butter. 

Food Processor or Blender Method: Put it into a blender or food processor and blend for 10 minutes.

Jar Method: Put into a mason jar that holds 3-4 cups with a tight lid and shake for 20-25 minutes. (You can use less cream if you don’t have that big of a jar. So use 1 cup of cream in a 2 cup jar.)

After it turns to butter, spoon out the butter*, place it in a bowl and stir in salt if desired.  Remove buttermilk and either drink or use for pancakes.  Store in the refrigerator.  Spread on toast, muffins, pancakes or anything else that you just love to slather with butter!

*If there is too much liquid in your butter, you can put it in a bowl, pour ice water over the butter and squish until the liquid comes up. Pour off the extra water and buttermilk. This will clean out any extra buttermilk remaining in your butter. Then salt, if desired, and refrigerate. 


You can see how my daughter made homemade butter just shaking a jar here: