Have you ever had freshly made butter? There’s nothing quite like it. Store-bought just doesn’t compare, but getting freshly churned butter whenever you want can be a little difficult.
At least, that’s what I thought. There’s actually a super simple way to make it yourself at home, and all you need to make it is heavy cream and a mason jar.
Take a mason jar of any size, then fill it up halfway with heavy cream. To get the best butter possible, get heavy cream with the highest fat content that you can find.
Then what you’re going to do is seal the jar up and shake it like there’s no tomorrow. Shake it really hard for about 2 minutes.
After 2 minutes, you’ll have whipped cream. Keep shaking for about 6 minutes and 30 seconds, and you’ll see it’s separated to become two things: butter and buttermilk!
You can strain the buttermilk from the butter, then form the butter into a ball. Rinse it with cold water a few times until the water is clear. This will remove excess buttermilk from your butter.
That’s it, you’re done!
If you want to amp up the flavor, you can add salt before you start shaking. You can also make compound butters from this: garlic and herbs, honey and cinnamon… whatever you want!
Not only do you get delicious butter and buttermilk for cooking, but you have a really fun activity to do in your kitchen with family and friends.
Give this a shot yourself! I promise, you’ll never have a better butter than this.