Homemade Butter


Sometimes, little kitchen helpers are underfoot and need to be given a project!  One of my favorite things to occupy them when they want to help in the kitchen is making butter.  I always seem to have small amounts of heavy cream leftover in the fridge from various recipes and this is a GREAT way to use it!

All you need is a mason jar (if your kids are very young, a plastic container with a tight-fitting lid will work) and some heavy cream.  Then tell them to SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE!

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First, you will have whipped cream.  Then you will see it start to separate and ALL THE SUDDEN, it will turn very runny and there will be a big blob of solid matter in the jar.  I have been told that the liquid part (whey) can be frozen and added to smoothies and etc.  I personally haven’t tried it.  I drain the liquid from the solid and gently squeeze out additional liquid until you don’t see anything coming out.  I like to do this with very gently-running cold water to keep the butter from getting too melted in my hands and to rinse off the liquid that comes from the butter.

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If you want to add salt, go ahead.  This will keep in your fridge for a few weeks and it is DELICIOUS!  If you are making bread from scratch, this is a MUST-HAVE to go on it!


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