Homemade Butter

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Homemade Butter is a special creamy surprise that you can make quickly with very few ingredients in less than 5 minutes.
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Glass mason jar holding homemade butter with blue and white flower napkin with flower.

Homemade Butter is a special creamy surprise that you can make quickly with very few ingredients in less than 5 minutes. It is so much fresher and better than store bought. It’s the perfect recipe to have kids help with too!

Glass mason jar holding homemade butter with blue and white flower napkin with flower.

This Homemade Butter recipe is not labor intensive, in fact, it is super simple and it tastes so fresh, rich,creamy and enticing, you will make it all the time.

No need to break out the churn now, but here is some history on butter.

  • 5 Minute Recipe: Yep! 5 minutes!
  • Easy Ingredients: One ingredient, possibly 2.
  • Family Friendly: Kids will love to watch this come together and then taste the finished product.
  • Adaptable: This recipe is a start point to make so many compound butters for your favorite breads, meats and fish.

What You Need to Make Homemade Butter

Mixer, cream and spoon

Ingredients

  • Heavy Cream
  • Salt

Equipment

How to Make Homemade Butter – Step by Step

Measured out cream, butter after made and finished product
  • Pour: First, pour your cream in your stand mixer bowl.
  • Mix: Second, in your stand mixer, using the whisk option, then gradually, turn your speed up until reaching full speed.
  • Separate: Third continue to mix on full speed (about 5 minutes) until the butter has separated from the buttermilk. 
  • Squeeze:  Finally, using cheesecloth, place your butter in the center and next squeeze the remaining buttermilk from the butter.
  • Store: Lastly, reserve your buttermilk in a sealed jar and store butter in an airtight container.

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Common Questions About this Homemade Butter Recipe

HOW DO I STORE THIS RECIPE?

In an airtight jar in the fridge is best.

ADD ADDITIONAL TOPPINGS?

There are so many excellents to add to this butter. For Example:
>Garlic and Herbs
>Citrus Butters-lemon and orange
>Spicy Butter
> Thai Basil and Lime
To be sure, the possibilities are endless.

HALVED OR DOUBLED?

Indeed, you can make as much as you need.

FREEZE THE BUTTER?

Absolutely for up to 4 months.

LASTS HOW LONG IN THE REFRIGERATOR?

This butter can last up to a month in the refrigerator.

Side view of homemade butter in a jar with bread in the background.

Expert Tips for Making Butter

  • Splash Guard: Use a towel or splash guard to prevent a mess when mixing.
  • Healthier: You can control the amount of salt in this butter, also, there are no add fats or solids.
  • Variation tip: Make this butter in the food processor or you can even shake in a jar. That is a great kid friendly option.
  • Uses: No Knead Easy Dinner Rolls,Garlic Herb Rolls or 15 Grilled Seafood Recipes.
  • Milk: The leftover is not the traditional sour buttermilk that you can buy. You can make it as such by adding some acid and using it in your favorite recipes.

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Homemade Butter

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Homemade Butter is a special creamy surprise that you can make quickly with very few ingredients in less than 5 minutes.
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Servings: 16 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp sea salt optional – use if you want to make salted butter

Instructions

  • Pour your cream in your stand mixer bowl.
  • In your stand mixer, using the whisk option, turn it on. Gradually, turn your speed up. Before turning it on full speed mode, I suggest placing a kitchen towel (or a splash guard if you have one) over the mixer to prevent splatter.
  • Continue to mix on full speed (about 5 minutes) until the butter has separated from the buttermilk.
  • Using a kitchen towel, or cheese cloth, place your butter in the center. Bringing the sides and ends of your towel or cloth, squeeze the remaining buttermilk from the butter, and back in with the buttermilk. Continue to squeeze until no more buttermilk comes from the butter.
  • Reserve your buttermilk in a sealed jar.
  • Reserve your butter in a sealed jar.

Expert Tips

  • Splash Guard: Use a towel or splash guard to prevent a mess when mixing.
  • Healthier: You can control the amount of salt in this butter, also, there are no add fats or solids.
  • Variation tip: Make this butter in the food processor or you can even shake in a jar. That is a great kid friendly option.
  • Uses: No Knead Easy Dinner Rolls,Garlic Herb Rolls or 15 Grilled Seafood Recipes.
  • Milk: The leftover is not the traditional sour buttermilk that you can buy. You can make it as such by adding some acid and using it in your favorite recipes.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 157mg | Potassium: 22mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 437IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg

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