Easy Homemade Butter

Do you want to impress kids of any age and have fun doing so? Teach them how to make their own delicious homemade butter. No, you don’t need to run out and buy a butter churn. Butter is so easy to make and the taste is delicious. They will get to taste the delicious homemade butter, buttermilk and even whipping cream! This buttermilk tastes nothing like you would buy in the store, and is very good. The buttermilk will separate from the butter when it is time to stop shaking. All it takes is a little elbow grease.

Easy Homemade Butter




8 oz. whipping cream

salt to taste


Pour 8 oz. of heavy whipping cream into a clean clear 16 oz. jar with a tight lid, I used a Mason Jar. Give each child their own jar and see who can make butter first. Have them shake the jar until it turns to a thick consistency, this is whipping cream. Just add a little sugar and you have a delicious whipped topping. Back to the butter… have them shake the jar some more until the liquid separates from the butter. They can dance around with the jar or just shake away until it turns to butter. When its ready it seems to turn instantly. You will notice a big chunk of yellow butter inside the jar when it’s done. There will still be liquid too, as this is the buttermilk. Pour the butter and buttermilk into a large strainer catching the buttermilk in a bowl. Pour the buttermilk into a glass, it’s delicious so drink up! Put the butter into a cold bowl with one cup of cold water. Using your hand, gently rinse the butter off by flipping it over and over until the water is cloudy. Drain the water and repeat until the water stays clear. Drain all the water from the butter and place it into a cold, clean and dry bowl. Refrigerate for 20 minutes. Take the butter out of the refrigerator and using the back of a spoon, cream the butter. You will notice more liquid being released from the butter as you cream it, just keep pouring the excess liquid out. Keep creaming the butter until no more liquid is released. Add salt to your taste (optional). It won’t need very much, just a sprinkle, but it really seems to bring out the flavor of the butter. The reason you want all the excess buttermilk removed is because it will cause the butter to go bad faster. Now that wasn’t a problem in my house, it was gone by the second day! http://www.InDianesKitchen.com


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