Homemade Butter in Two Easy Steps

  • 01 of 07

    Homemade Butter is Possible!

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    Leah Maroney

    Homemade butter is way possible and far easier than you ever thought. All you need is some heavy cream, salt, and a mixer.

    It takes less than ten minutes from start to finish. It's also super easy to store in the refrigerator and use whenever you need it. 

    Since it does take more time than buying it at the store and tastes so much better, use it on fresh bread, pancakes, waffles, or something special. We don't usually choose to bake with it or use it in making more complicated dishes likes soups or risottos. Since you spent the time making it, you want to be able to really taste it! 

    Place it in a beautiful butter mold to add to festive holiday meals or special events.

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  • 02 of 07

    Heavy Cream

    Leah Maroney

    Start with your desired amount of heavy cream. Use a good quality heavy cream, try to find one that does not contain any artificial thickeners as that can affect the quality of the butter.

     A pint will make about 1/2 a cup of butter. There will be plenty of buttermilk leftover, so get ready to make some amazing fried chicken, buttermilk pancakes, and chicken fried steak too! 

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  • 03 of 07

    Whipped Cream

    Leah Maroney

     Your heavy cream will become whipped cream at about 2 minutes in. Keep on going! 

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  • 04 of 07


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    You'll notice the fat in the cream start to separate from the liquid. It also starts to look more yellow in color.  Crazy cool and weird and above all tasty.

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  • 05 of 07


    Leah Maroney

     A distinct swishing, splattering noise lets you know that the fat has completely separated from the liquid. You'll see a nice chunk of solid butter form on your whisk attachment!  You're almost done!

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  • 06 of 07


    Leah Maroney

    Drain the butter in a fine mesh sieve until most of the liquid has been expelled.  You can also use cheesecloth and squeeze it.

    Place the butter in a separate bowl and mix in a teaspoon of salt (if you are making salted butter and are using a pint of cream) You can add more or less salt to your taste.

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  • 07 of 07

    Homemade Butter is Better!

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    Leah Maroney

    Place your beautiful butter in a small container or form it into a log using saran wrap.  It will keep in the refrigerator for weeks. Spread some of this deliciousness on pancakes or waffles, or add in honey, berries, garlic, or other flavorings. There are tons of different compound butter possibilities.