Homemade Butter

1 hour
1 hour
2 sticks of butter
Did you know it's so easy to make butter from scratch and you only need 1 ingredient? It tastes so much better than any store-bought butter with a rich color AND taste. Enjoy it with some toast or English muffins for the best breakfast!
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Homemade Butter

Did you know it’s so easy to make butter from scratch and you only need 1 ingredient? It tastes so much better than any store-bought butter with a rich color AND taste. Enjoy it with some toast or English muffins for the best breakfast!

How to Make the Butter

Let’s make some butter at home and even better! We’re going to start with some high-quality heavy cream. To see what kind of heavy cream to purchase, read on to the next section for all the details. Add all the heavy cream to a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment. This is the easiest, least messy method to make butter.

Start by whisking the heavy cream on medium speed for 5 to 6 minutes until you’ve made whipped cream. That’s the first step. Now the second step is to beat the whipped cream until the solid separates from the liquid. This will take another 5 to 6 minutes. The liquid you’ll see in the bowl is buttermilk and the solid is your butter.

Set up a bowl with a strainer on top. Pour everything in through the strainer so the buttermilk drains into the bowl and the butter stays in the strainer. Now leave the strainer to sit for another 10 minutes to let any excess buttermilk drip out. After that, rinse the butter with cold water in the sink to get any extra moisture out. You can also set the butter on a paper towel to continue letting the moisture out. And there you have homemade butter! Specifically, unsalted butter.

Transfer the butter to a bowl and season with salt to taste to make salted butter. Mix together with a rubber spatula to create a smooth texture. Divide the butter in half and wrap each half in saran wrap to shape into a rectangle like a butter stick. You can also store the butter in jars and then just keep in the refrigerator for whenever you need some!

What Heavy Cream to Use

Now as we just learned, to make homemade butter you only need one ingredient. HEAVY CREAM! But the type of heavy cream really matters. Yes, you can make butter with any heavy cream but do you want average butter, good butter, or mind-blowing butter. Let’s discuss it!

Have you ever noticed that some kinds of butter have almost a white color, some are pale yellow, and then others have that beautiful rich yellow color? The rich yellow color is what we’re going for so you need the highest quality heavy cream to achieve this! The brand I used is called Kalona and I purchased it from Sprouts Organic Market. It’s organic whipping cream made from grass-fed cows. It’s also non-homogenized and low-temp pasteurized so the cream sits on top. It’s so thick and creamy and makes for the best butter. Any sort of cream you can get your hands on straight from a farm that’s non-homogenized is best.

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Homemade Butter

Did you know it's so easy to make butter from scratch and you only need 1 ingredient? It tastes so much better than any store-bought butter with a rich color AND taste. Enjoy it with some toast or English muffins for the best breakfast!

Did you know it's so easy to make butter from scratch and you only need 1 ingredient? It tastes so much better than any store-bought butter with a rich color AND taste. Enjoy it with some toast or English muffins for the best breakfast!

1 hour
1 hour
2 sticks of butter

Ingredients

  • 4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • salt, to taste

Instructions

  1. Add heavy whipping cream to a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment.
  2. Beat the cream for 4 to 5 minutes until stiff peaks form and it resembles whipped cream.
  3. Once you've reached the whipped cream stage, continue beating for another 6 to 8 minutes. If the liquid is splashing, cover with a clean kitchen towel. At this stage, you'll start to notice a liquid separating from a solid. The solid is butter and the liquid is buttermilk.
  4. Once you have all the solid separated from the liquid, turn off the mixer.
  5. Set a bowl underneath a strainer and pour everything in so the buttermilk separates into the bowl and the strainer catches the butter.
  6. Let the butter continue dripping any excess buttermilk for 10 minutes but the longer the better. Reserve any buttermilk in a jar in the fridge.
  7. Rinse the butter in the sink under cold water to help drain any excess buttermilk out.
  8. Transfer the butter to a bowl and season with salt. Mix together with a rubber spatula to create a smooth texture.
  9. Divide the butter in half and use saran wrap to seal it tightly and shape it into rectangular sticks.
  10. Store butter in the fridge to enjoy!
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