If you’re wondering how to make homemade butter, here are several easy ways to do it! This easy old fashioned homemade butter recipe is the same process our great-grandmothers used to make butter on the farm.
I have to admit, I am one of those crazy people who loves making things the old-fashioned way. I probably wouldn’t make this homemade butter recipe on a regular basis, because it doesn’t really save money to make butter yourself, but it sure is fun to see how just plain whipping cream can turn into butter.
The funny thing is that I have never made homemade butter with my kids (probably because I didn’t want to get a hand cramp mixing the butter! lol). After my daughter tried it herself just for fun, I thought I would share the homemade butter recipe. This is really one of the easiest recipes you can make because it is really only a 1 or 2 ingredient recipe, but you do have to have a little patience! It’s especially good if you’re trying to teach your kids where food comes from.
How to Make Homemade Butter
Here’s an easy recipe you can use to make homemade butter the old-fashioned way! Homemade butter is easy to make with just 1 or 2 ingredients!
2 cups heavy cream
1/4 tsp. salt (leave out for unsalted butter)
You can make this homemade butter in several different ways.
Stand Mixer Method:
- Put the heavy cream into a stand mixer.
- Put the whisk attachment on the mixer.
- Whisk until it turns to homemade butter, about 10-15 minutes.
Hand Mixer Method:
- Place the cream into a mixing bowl.
- Then mix with a hand mixer for 10-20 minutes, until it turns into butter.
Food Processor or Blender Method:
- Put the cream into a blender or food processor.
- Blend for 10 minutes.
- Put the heavy cream into a 3-4 cup mason jar with a tight lid.
- Shake for 20-25 minutes. (You can use less cream if you don’t have a jar that big. For example, use 1 cup of cream in a 2-cup jar.)
After it turns to homemade butter, spoon out the butter*, place it in a bowl, and stir in salt if desired.
Remove buttermilk and either drink it or use it for pancakes.
*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.
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