Since I buy raw milk once a week sometimes I have more cream than I know what to do with. So I like to make that extra cream into butter and butter milk. Both very useful!
What you need:
If you are using raw milk, you will start by skimming the cream off the top of the jar. I use a ladle for this.
Pour the cream into your blender. Any heavy cream will work for this, whether it’s raw or from the store.
Turn on the blender and just leave it alone for a bit.
After a while it will look like this, whipped cream! When it gets to this point you will need to stop the blender every few minutes and shake it around so it keeps blending up.
And then, all of the sudden, you blender will make a funny noise and poof! It looks like this.
Use your hands to pull the creamy butter out. Squeeze off the excess buttermilk and put into a container.
Yum, fresh butter. You could always add herbs or flavorings to make it special. Or just use it for plain butter like I’m going to do. Don’t forget to save the buttermilk!
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.