Every once in a while I’ll use a recipe that calls for whipping cream, but I always end up throwing away the leftovers. I doubt I’ll ever do that again! I stumbled across this blog Live, Learn, Love and my kids and I learned how to make our own butter. I definitely had my doubts on how it would taste, but it got such rave reviews by my kids, we ended up making another batch the next day.
- Jar or small container (we used a baby food jar)
- Whipping cream
- Marble (this is not necessary)
Clean your baby food jar, then fill with whipping cream 1/3 of the way full. As you can see in the photo above, I added a marble to the jar. However, my daughter shook it too vigorously and her marble ended up puncturing a hole through the glass, causing a big mess. After speaking to a few people, they told me they’ve never made butter using a marble, so we omitted this the next day when we made some more. It only added a few more minutes to the process, and definitely omitted the nervousness I had of the glass breaking again.
Add a pinch of salt. You can omit this step if you want unsalted butter.
Shake until the fat in the cream lumps together and the whey (milk serum) has separated itself from the fat.
Here’s the delicious butter that we made: