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    I have made several of these products... hate to throw anything away that it is possible to recycle.Saw the post on someone wanting to know how to make butter and asked what Ripened Milk was - it is whole milk that has sit out of the refrigerator overnight to sour so you can make your own butter. TO MAKE BUTTER EASILYGet a gallon of fresh daily milk, let it sit in the refrigerator for several hours, enough time for the cream to rise to the top. After the cream has risen you pour the cream into your bottle or jar. (I use a wide mouth glass Mason jar only makes it easier). Leave this bottle/jar of cream out on the counter overnight ( DO NOT REFRIGERATE). The next morning you will have what is called Ripen Milk. Shake the bottle/jar of cream vigorously for about 5 to 10 minutes. You will ...

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    I have made several of these products... hate to throw anything away that it is possible to recycle.Saw the post on someone wanting to know how to make butter and asked what Ripened Milk was - it is whole milk that has sit out of the refrigerator overnight to sour so you can make your own butter. TO MAKE BUTTER EASILYGet a gallon of fresh daily milk, let it sit in the refrigerator for several hours, enough time for the cream to rise to the top. After the cream has risen you pour the cream into your bottle or jar. (I use a wide mouth glass Mason jar only makes it easier). Leave this bottle/jar of cream out on the counter overnight ( DO NOT REFRIGERATE). The next morning you will have what is called Ripen Milk. Shake the bottle/jar of cream vigorously for about 5 to 10 minutes. You will feel the difference in the weight and see small bits of butter on the sides of the jar. Shake it about 5 to 10 minutes more but slowly. You want the small bits of butter to gather into a clump. When the butter has gathered spoon it out and into a small bowl. Run about 1/4 cup of COLD water in the dish and use a fork to stir the butter (this takes the whey, bitterness, out of the butter). Pour off the water, if water is not clear then repeat this step. Add salt or any other spices you want to your fresh made butter and start eating it. You can either waste the buttermilk by pouring it out, drink it, or use in a recipe. I make butter out of fresh milk every week just like this.

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