Homemade Butter

by Merissa on August 26, 2009

in Make Your Own

I've been really wanting to try and make my own butter and today I finally found the time! It was so easy I will definitely do it again.

I buy the large container of cream from Sam's. It's less than 3 dollars. I used less than a pint today and I made a container full of butter plus a jar of butter milk.

All you do is whip the heavy cream past the stage where you would use it for whipped cream. Keep whipping and the buttermilk will start separating from the butter. Drain this off as needed. Keep whipping until you can drain most of the buttermilk off. Then (I used my hands) squish the butter until all the rest of the buttermilk comes off. You can also add salt or spices at this time, I prefer to leave mine unsalted.

That's it! I saved some whipped butter containers from some that I had bought to put it in. You can store it in the freezer or the fridge.
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1 Deirdre Ford June 7, 2013 at 3:07 pm

How much butter does this make? Just trying to figure out if it is worth it to make my own.

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2 Merissa June 7, 2013 at 4:15 pm

I would say unless you want homemade butter for a treat or unless you raise dairy cattle it’s going to be more cost effective to buy butter instead of make it. It’s fun to try at least once though!

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3 Valerie August 29, 2013 at 12:52 pm

butter is getting expensive, and I know that I may about 3.99 on average for 2 cups of butter where i live, and i pay about the same for a quart of buttermilk. For me it may be beneficial just to see if its cost effective.. I had no idea it was so simple.. knowledge is so wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing this!

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4 Michelle September 14, 2014 at 11:06 pm

I just found out yesterday that one is able to can butter! Upon further research, I believe that is my next adventure… canning butter. I found a lot of websites explaining how.

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