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Easy Homemade Butter

April 30, 2015
Easy Homemade Butter

I am always on a mission to make my own food when I can. I like to do everything myself, can’t you tell?!  

Most of the time, making your own food is cheaper and does not take up too much time. Money and time are the two key factors in making most of my decisions. I need more or have to save more!

If I do know that a product does not cost much more to buy, the ingredients are minimal and healthy, and it will save me time….then I will get that sucker any day!

Unfortunately, to buy healthy products usually tends to be more costly and honestly, rightfully so. These are usually high quality products that involve a lot of love and labor. 

Not too long ago I was on a quest to make my own butter and stumbled upon this recipe (I google things a lot)….We (ok my husband) tweaked it a bit to really make it easier. 

This butter not only tastes great, but there are no additives or preservatives. Only one ingredient and I feel like it lasts us forever!

We use a lot of butter now since following the WEE Protocol. You can see one of my posts that starts to talk about this new protocol that my family is following. More to come on that, though!

For my Easy Homemade Butter all you need is one ingredient – whipping cream – and you can actually get two products out of that! Butter and Buttermilk. This will only take you 15 minutes (honestly hands on time is less) and will cost you under $3.50!

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Easy Homemade Butter

(1) 16 oz bottle of Organic Whipping Cream

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1. Pour the organic whipping cream into your mixer (I use a KitchenAid Mixer) and turn onto a low/medium speed, like level 2 or 3. Once the cream thickens you can turn the speed up higher, but be careful. As the cream turns into butter and the buttermilk sits on the bottom you will need to turn the speed down right away. Otherwise it will splatter. 🙂 This will take around 15 minutes.

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2. Once it clumps together (there will still be a milky pool at the bottom) turn off the mixer. Pour off as much milk as possible and freeze it. You now have Buttermilk!

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3. Use a spatula and squeeze out as much liquid as possible. Add some cold water to the butter and press it against the side of the bowl. Repeat this step twice or until the liquid is clear. Make sure all the water is out of the butter. Put your butter in a small container, refrigerate, and use! Enjoy!

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This will yield roughly a half a pound of butter and about 1 cup of buttermilk. You will typically get half as much butter as the amount of whipping cream that you use, plus the buttermilk!

If you cannot use all the butter quickly, just wrap in parchment paper and freeze. I usually freeze half of this batch along with my buttermilk.

I use the Kalona SuperNatural Whipping Cream and absolutely love it! I can purchase this for $3.49 at Lucky’s (not on sale), which is a steal for a half a pound of organic butter and buttermilk! 

I have also seen beautiful Pinterest pictures of butter blocks with fresh sage leaves or purple thyme flowers topping the butter, making fantastic gifts. You can also experiment by adding different herbs and spices to your recipe. Let me know what you come up with, I would love to know! 

Enjoy!

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Easy Homemade Butter
An easy homemade butter recipe using one ingredient!
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Ingredients
  1. 1 - 16oz. container of Organic Whipping Cream
Instructions
  1. 1. Pour the whipping cream in the your mixer (I use a KitchenAid Mixer) and turn onto a low/medium speed, like level 2 or 3. Once the cream thickens you can turn the speed up higher, but be careful. As the cream turns into butter and the buttermilk sits on the bottom you will need to turn the speed down right away. Otherwise it will splatter. 🙂 Let it go for 15 minutes.
  2. 2. Once it clumps together (there will still be a milky pool at the bottom) turn off the mixer. Pour off as much milk as possible and freeze it. You now have Buttermilk!
  3. 3. Use a spatula and squeeze out as much liquid as you can. Add some cold water to the butter and press it against the side of the bowl. Repeat this step twice or until the liquid is clear. Make sure all the water is out of the butter. Put your butter in a small container, refrigerate and use! Enjoy!
Notes
  1. You can add sage leaves or small thyme flowers to make a beautful block of butter as a gift. Also add different herbs or spices to give your butter a unique flavor.
Adapted from Organic Gardening
Adapted from Organic Gardening
Katharine Rosemary http://katharinerosemary.com/

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