Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

Homemade Butter in minutes


  1. Fill Jar no more than 1/2 full with heavy cream, add salt if desired.
  2. Screw cap on tight and shake. After a few minutes will turn to a whipped cream. Keep shaking and all of a sudden it will loosen up again and you will hear the butter hitting the jar and hear the separated buttermilk liquid.
  3. Stop shaking and drain (I like to do this into a cup for drinking)
  4. Spoon out butter in to bowl and use now or store or put into a mold(it gets hard when cold).
  5. tip- I found if the cream gets so whipped it is hard to shake from the sides a tablespoon of warm water added will loosen it up and speed up shaking time.
  6. We Stir in some maple syrup and use on pancakes.
Most Helpful

I also made 1/2 the recipe, but next time I will do the entire thing. Good thing I had my son home to help with the shaking, as it does take some time! Definitely fun for children. Made for fall PAC 2011.

PrimQuilter October 30, 2011

This was so easy! I wish that my photos did the final product justice. One is the butter ball that formed at the end and the other is after I pressed it into a butter dish and put it in the refrigerator. Took about 10 minutes from start to finish. (Good upper body exercise, too :) ) Had to use the warm water tip at one point. I did only half the recipe because I had about 1/2 pint of heavy whipping cream to use up. Thanks winging it for posting. Made for PAC Fall 2011.

Gadgetsmidnight October 20, 2011