Recipe by "Pink Eyed" Jim Cortina
This is how you can make butter at home. This is good for a group of kids to do, they can keep passing the bowl to one another when they get tired of shaking.
Top Review by ~SwoR~
I do this with fresh heavy cream. There isn't a better butter!!! I can control the salt (and the kind of salt) that goes into it and it is perfect every time. I recommend longer more gentle shaking, especially if you want to use the left over buttermilk. It makes a difference in the flavor and quality of both butter and buttermilk. I also use a glass jar to shake the cream. It is easier to handle than a bowl and it doesn't take up any flavors from the plastic.
Directions See How It's Made
- Put the cream (and salt, if desired) in a Tupperware bowl with a lid.
- (If you don't want to do a lot of shaking, you can do this in a mixer, just like you would whipped cream, just keep beating it until the whipped cream breaks, and you may have to use the paddle attachment of your mixer once the lump starts to form.) Shake the dickens out of it!
- After 10 minutes or so, you should notice a yellow lump in the cream and the cream will look like cloudy water, once this happens, you have butter (the lump) and buttermilk (the cloudy water).
- Shape the butter as desired, and refrigerate, or freeze.