Homemade Butter

Thursday, March 24, 2011

I was totally inspired by this post with instructions on how to make easy homemade butter. I couldn't wait to try so, this weekend I gathered my supplies, did some research, and set out to see if it was as easy as it sounded.



I started with a container of heavy whipping cream, 2 teaspoons of salt, a teaspoon of vanilla, honey (for honey butter), and a stand mixer.




First I put the entire carton of cream and the salt into the mixer and turned it on until it started to look a little whipped. My mom kept me company during the mixing.




 
At this point I added the vanilla and kept on mixing until the cream started to form stiff peaks like whipped cream. (I tasted it at this point because it looked so much like real whipped cream but it was really gross and salty)






At this point, I kept on mixing and mixing and mixing until the whipped cream started looking like bad, over whipped, whipped cream and little pockets of liquid start splashing around (that liquid is buttermilk!). 






Once the butter is all separated I poured out as much of the buttermilk as I could and squeezed the rest out through a strainer.






Once it was all separated, I wrapped the portions in waxed paper and put them in the fridge for half an hour. After I put part of the butter back into the mixer and added some honey for honey butter. Here is my finished product! 








Update: A few people asked how my butter tasted and I have a confession to make, I don't really like butter... Is it sort of weird that I made it anyway? But don't worry, my family LOVED it and said it was much much better than store bought butter. And it really was totally easy to make!

21 comments:

Robin said...

this is so cool! exactly what I want to try!

Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said...

Wow! I am beyond impressed. Did you notice a big difference in quality of taste?

everyone calls me bon bon said...

How did it turn out taste-wise? Sounds amazing! I might have to give it a whirl in my mixer too! xoxo

Sarah said...

Oh I am TOTALLY making this. I love the end result picture in the ramekin. It looks so tasty. It reminds me of girl scouts when they had you shake a small jar full of cream until it was butter. So fun!

- Sarah
http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com/

Cat said...

You are amazing! What an adventurous thing to try…making your own butter :)! I can’t help but admire your standmixer…I have one too and it makes kitchen tasks so easy peasy!

Christina - Summer Year Round said...

i LOVE butter.. I will definitely be making this one soon!

Brittany H. said...

I also love butter. My gosh, you made it look so easy.

Have a great day!
www.brittanyhavican.blogspot.com

aj said...

I am IMPRESSED! Wow.

<3
aj

MG said...

Wow! I had no idea how easy it is to make butter. I'll totally do this.

Punctuation Mark said...

i'vae done this before without trying... very nice!

Gloria said...

who knew it was this easy?? so excited to experiment with different flavors!

Cole said...

Wow, that's so cool! I've never thought to make my own butter, but this looks so easy I might have to try it.

A Certain Vintage said...

wow, i never realised that i had never made butter until now...now I want to as this looks fun! if a lot of hard work, great post xox

sarahbear said...

What a fun idea! I like that you added honey to your butter. From your picture, it looks like you may have added another interesting ingredient to your butter.... :)

natasha {schue love} said...

Wow...I love this! I am always so amazed by people who MAKE basic ingredients...that I think we would otherwise take for granted! So neat!

Nikki said...

What?! You don't like butter? Well send some this way. It sounds like it needs some sweet cornbread to go with it ;)

Drew {Coral Cafe} said...

You got skills!! I LOVE honey butter, so if I ever got brave enough to make it, it would definitely have lots of honey in it!!

Karen said...

I love homemade butter!! My mom used to make it with my brother and I when we were little!!! So delicious!!

XOX,
Karen

www.rubytuesdayfashionanddesign.blogspot.com

la petite coquine said...

Oh butter! I'd absolutely make rosemary butter for grilled cheeses-I can't wait to give it a try!

chrissy said...

yum - I am going to try this next weekend for sure

Kelly Rae said...

Yum!! I love butter and think I am going to have to try it! Thanks for sharing. I'm visiting from Mingle Monday...also love the pictures at the beginning of your blog, so sweet!

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