I’m not gonna lie; I kinda felt like a magician. Just for a moment. It was so cool…I mean after all, I MADE BUTTER! How awesome is that? I’ve never made butter before. I don’t know why. Maybe because I was afraid. Perhaps I thought it would be too hard. And worse, maybe, I’d fail at it. There was always an excuse; I will do it on the weekend, next week, after… I decided no more saying later…It was time. What I found out…Making butter is easier than I thought! You know how you felt after knowing how a trick was done? Almost like the “magic” had gone out of it…well, this is NOT the case! The magic was still there. I knew how the trick was done and it’s was still incredible! “I MADE BUTTER!”
This is how I did it…
I used a 1/2 quart–(a pint) or (2 cups) of whipping cream. Bought from the store. (Next time I will make this using the thick cream at the top of my raw milk.)
Pour the entire 1/2 quart of heavy whipping cream into mixing bowl. Using the whisk attachment (kitchenAid) I started out at medium speed and gradually increased the speed so as to not splash milk everywhere!
It will seem like you are whipping forever! Your whipping cream will start to become beautifully “whipped” cream and then from whipped cream to small bits of…well like the picture you see below.
Then you will need to change your attachment to the paddle attachment. And continue whipping.
You will start to see liquid forming. That is buttermilk! Abracadabra, more magic! 😀 With this buttermilk you can drink it, add it to your pancake batter or biscuit recipes. There are many recipes that call for buttermilk. (My pets love it too!)
Keep whipping to get as much buttermilk out as possible.
You will have a good idea when to stop whipping. The butter will clump together. Scoop out all the butter solids and give it a good squeeze to release any buttermilk trapped between the folds. You can squeeze with bare hand or put the solids into cheesecloth and squeeze.
Next, I poured out the buttermilk into a glass jar and returned the butter to the mixing bowl. I added ice water and continued to squeeze the butter, thus washing it. (This washing method helps to keep the butter from spoiling.) I repeated until the water ran clear. The ice bath helps to keep the butter a solid.
After the water is clear, empty out all the water, dry bowl or put the butter into a dry dish…this is where you can salt and “season” the butter to your desired taste. Garlic butter and chives! Honey butter! Possibilities are endless. For this butter I just salted it with Himalayan salt. I sprinkled it on and used a spoon I had set in ice water to help keep the butter from melting.
This will save for a week in the refrigerator and about six months in the freezer.
Shape the butter and enjoy!
Some fun facts:
Buttermilk has fewer calories and fat than regular milk.
Buttermilk is soothing to the stomach.
Buttermilk is soothing to the skin and makes a fabulous face mask! (Use 1 teaspoon of french clay to 1-2 tablespoons of buttermilk. Mix and apply on face. 10 minutes or so, rinse and pat dry. Follow up with your favorite moisturizer. If you don’t have french clay (you can use most facial clays), or use ground oatmeal.)
Buttermilk has many beneficial nutrients and probiotics.
Butter made from grass-fed cows has high amounts of CLA (conjugated linoleic acid)–basically a beneficial fatty acid that helps the body protect against some forms of cancer!
Did you know it’s the beta carotene in butter that gives it the yellow color? And by using milk from grass-fed cows depending on what they are grazing on, the color of the butter can change! Pretty neat!
Butter made from grass-fed milk has a high content of vitamin K2 which is incredibly important for your heart. It De-calcifies your arteries! Amazing…kinda like magic. Looks like I will be picking up an extra gallon of raw milk in my weekly visits to the farm. Did I mention I own part of a cow?!
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I hope this tutorial gets you excited to make magic! Have you made butter before? I’d love to hear from you and how you seasoned yours.
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Here’s to you finding magic in the simple things around you. Have a beautiful day everyone. Hugs, Koko 😀
That IS awesome!!! How’d it taste?
Awesome…this weekend I am making it with fresh raw cream. I can’t wait. I pick up three gallons on Saturday! Woohoo! It was so good that I don’t want to buy it from the store! I will do a post on it and let you know how it turns out! 😀
Please do! And BTW I’m so impressed that you own a cow! I mean…hello…that is doubly awesome.
Yowza! I never thought of making butter and I’ve thought about trying to make just about everything. Thanks for sharing this. I know what I’m doing this weekend.
It’s a must try at least one time! Let me know how it goes! 😀
I have to lift my hat for you! The modern butter-maker! I’ve made butter once too, at my grandma’s farm when I was young. We used the old-fashioned method and made a lot of it from the cream skimmed from raw milk. I still remember it clearly.
Sounds delicious! From farmed milk! I am anxious to try it from raw milk too. I think everyone should try and make butter once. Glad you did! Have a happy day Tiny!
How exciting! I love this!! I’ve never made butter but I’d love to give this a try sometime.
Please do! You may never go back to store bought! 😉
How fun!! xxx
It was! Not gonna lie, I kinda felt like a superhero. Hahaha
This is brilliant! Absolutely have to try this:)
I think everyone should to try their hand at making butter just once! I made it using raw milk last weekend. It was even cooler! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂
My mother used to say that you have to be careful when making whipped cream, because if you whip it too long, you’ll end up with butter. With this post, you’ve turned her fearful warning into a wonderful goal. Do you know if it’s less expensive to make your own? A block of butter around here costs more than four dollars.
Since I’ve started cow sharing I make my own butter, yogurt, butter milk, whip cream…the list goes on and on! I even make a wonderful face mask! Lol. Yes, knowing that over whipped cream turns into butter sure makes it less scary. Let’s hope if that did happen there’s more cream to whip! Whipped cream from raw milk is super delicious!
Good tutorial and pics! 🙂
Thank you very much!
Woah this is so cool! I’ve never thought about making butter at home…I’m totally trying this!
Awesome! Let me know how it goes. But be warned…. It’s very hard to go back to store bought! Haha. 🙂
This is the first time I’ve seen a ‘mixer method’ for making butter. I’ve never tried making butter either, and like you always found an excuse. You’ve inspired me to give this a try. How much butter did your pint of cream produce? It looks so beautifully fresh! WG
I should have measured it but it made that brick you see there. I will measure it out next time. I hope you try it. The taste is amazing! Have a beautiful Sunday!
Thank you, Koko. It looked like at least a couple of sticks worth. My mental calculator figuring the price of a pound of ready made butter against the cost of the heavy cream- of course, I realize that there is a specialness to the home made butter that makes it better than any ready made product. 😉
I’m not sure how cost effective it is. Butter here is expensive. It’s gone up a couple dollars more! I buy raw milk now. I like that it has no antibiotics or hormones and the cows are grass fed which is important to me. I hope you at least give it a go one time so you can say you did it! If anything else it will be fun to say that! Hahaha 🙂 Have a happy week ahead!
Thank you for the encouragement, Koko. I’ll try it one day (when I remember to buy the cream) and let you know how wonderful it is! A great rainy day project! Best wishes, WG
Amazing! I once accidentally made butter, but freaked out and threw it out. What a waste. 😦 Next time, I’d at least know to do this.
Hahaha. You made me smile! See you’re a pro at it and now you know! Have a great day! 🙂
Wow, great tutorial — fun to see the whole process, not just the “whip it ’til it’s solid” concept. Now I want to try it too!!
I hope you do! It is so fun. At first is seems like you are whipping forever…and ever…then all of a sudden it’s butter! Do it. You will feel like you are a magician! Please try it, and when you do, I’d love to hear about it! 😉
This looks brilliant! I only thought you could make butter using a churn so this is a revelation. It would be good when a recipe calls for buttermilk too, because they don’t seem to sell it here in the UK.
The buttermilk that comes from homemade butter is so good! Give this a try. You really will feel like you’ve just made magic! Hahaha. Have an awesome day and thank you so much for commenting and reading! 🙂
Can’t wait to try this!
I can’t wait for you too either! It really is dee-lish-pus! Awesome to have you here! Have a nice evening! 🙂
You’re so sweet thank you! 💜💜
I was ecstatic the first time I made butter as well. (It’s funny how simple things just make you feel like you’ve concurred the impossible) lol I had found the idea on Pinterest, and I tried it with my KitchenAid first…but it was messy I found. Then I found one where they used their food processor, I thought that seemed to work quicker, and less messy. (Thought I’d suggest it for you to try!) 😉
Sweet…thank you for the suggestion. I will give that a shot! Yes, it can be the simple things. Hahahaha. 🙂 I think I was in kindergarten the first time I made butter. We rolled it around in a jar of some sort. Now that was when life was simple! You have an amazing day and weekend ahead! Wooohooo 🙂 Koko
So glad I just started scrolling through your posts! It is way easier than I thought. Totally doing this.
I’m so happy! It is easy! And I’m telling you, the taste is amazing! It’s so hard to go back to store bought! 😀 Two words…”DO IT” hahaha….Have a wonderful day!
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Home-made butter, how great & cool is this? Waw! x
There’s really a difference in taste. I do enjoy butter and homemade is really delightful! 🙂 if you like butter, try making it once. If anything you can say you did it! Hahaha. It’s fun! 🙂 Take care Sophie!
this is such a smart idea. I really hope you have a wonderful week and if you could follow my blog I would feel so honoured 🙂 xo
Nothing better than homemade butter… Well…. Hahahaha. It’s a lot of fun to make. Give it a try! 🙂
Great idea…plus raw organic cream makes a healthy butter packed with vitamins…
I love raw organic cream! Raw milk is quite wonderful. I use it for many things, even my facial masks and scrubs.❀
Just like Cleopatra….using milk for her skin 🙂
Yes! I would bathe in it if I could! Hahaha!❀