Homemade Butter





Introduction: Homemade Butter

From today I am sure that many of you will start home making their own butter. Why?

1. Because it's easy

2. Because it's fast

3. Because it's cheap

4. Because it's fun!

This is all you need to do!

  • 250 ml of heavy cream
  • cheesecloth

Step 1: Step 1...oh Wait...there Is ONLY One Step!

Pour the heavy cream in a bowl of your electric mixer, turn it on high speed and whip up the cream. When the cream it's nice and whipped...don't stop...keep weeping it until the fats in it will separate from the liquid and will stick to the whisk. It will take a good 5 minutes.
At this point move the solid fats (which is your butter) into a cheesecloth. Squeeze out the remaining liquid, then rinse it under water, squeeze again. 
Then remove the butter from the cheesecloth, wrap it up into plastic paper and refrigerate it until you are ready to use it

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    It sounds so simple? I always thought it was such a complex process.

    I've tried in the past, and failed. Maybe I should try again

    I bought 30% light whipping cream, and I recently discovered that it is extremely hard to use it to make butter. Is there any way to make it heavier? I should probably mention in making it in a jar.

    The cream needs to be at least 35% milk fat, dearie! Try again jar or blender both work well.... incorporate child labour because it is fun !

    I have a question.......having been raised on a farm, everything we ate came from the farm......we consumed raw milk and made our own butter.
    My question, will the cream still separate from the milk after the whole milk has been pasteurized?

    Yes it will. But not homogenized. B/c when homogenized, it is chemically altered so that the milk becomes 1 thing throughout. No cream, no milk. Just something weird & unusually white.

    so true and so eww hey that rhymes lol ;)

    Living here, in The Netherlands, I wonder, if buying the cream for the homemade butter, isn't more expensive, than buying butter in the supermarket... Like buying wool for making a sweater, than buying a sweater in a shop, for instance. Just wondering.

    Question, do you think you could use a fresh pair of nylon knee highs instead of cheesecloth? I don't know where to find cheesecloth.

    You can find it in the craft department at Walmart, but I don't see why a 50 cent pair of fresh knee-highs wouldn't work;)

    Cheesecloth can be found in cooking sections of just about any grocery store, especially around thanksgiving