Delicious Homemade Butter

In this instructable I will show you how to make homemade butter (and butter milk) in just 10 minutes. This is a fun activity, especially if you have kids. When making, always remember- the harder you shake= the better the butter. Now let's get started!


Step 1: Ingredients

You'll Need
- 1 pint heavy whipping cream
- a pinch of salt
- a 2-4 pint container w/ lid
- strainer
- some spare time and some calories to burn!

Step 2: Wash Up

Before you get started... Always wash your hands.

Step 3: Add Ingredients

Add the cream. The salt is for salted butter. Substitute salt for sugar if you want whipped cream.

Step 4: Seal Lid Tite

You don't want cream all over the place, do you?

Step 5: Begin Shaking

Step 6: Whipped Cream

After about 5 minutes of shaking, the cream should look like this. Your now finished if you decided to make whipped cream, for butter, you still have more time. So what r u waiting for, get shakin'

Step 7: Butter!

You will no your done shaking when the cream looks like this.

Step 8: Strain It

The solid stuff is the butter, and the liquid is buttermilk

Step 9: Buttermilk!

Use for some amazing pancakes

Step 10: Enjoy!!



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    4 Discussions


    4 years ago on Introduction

    Might be even better if you used heavy cream instead of whipping cream. It's the difference between 36%+ fat content and 30% (whipping cream). I'll have to give it a try.


    4 years ago

    So simple yet so fun to "shake it up." I'm going to try this.


    4 years ago

    So do I, we also made cheese. I remember it was the best butter and cheese ever. I go for a 'second chance' and see if it still is :)


    4 years ago on Introduction

    Fresh butter! I remember making this when I was a kid in school. Looks tasty!