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Hassle-free Recipes for Preparing Yummylicious Homemade Butter

Homemade Butter
Homemade butter is a much healthier option than regular ones available in the market. They can be made easily at home without much hassle.
Puja Lalwani
Last Updated: Sep 25, 2017
Homemade butter contains natural fats that are healthy for the body, and your diet. It is also free of additives such as salt and other chemicals, that are used to flavor readymade butter. It is a rich source of fatty acids, healthy cholesterol, and other important vitamins. Let us look at some recipes on how to prepare it at home.
Basic Recipe
  • 2 cups, heavy cream
  • ¼ teaspoon, salt (Optional)
  • 1 large dish/bowl
  • Electric whisk/electric blender/food processor
  • Muslin/cheese cloth
  • Container to store the butter
  • Allow the heavy cream to sit outside for a while till it reaches a temperature of about 50 ºF-60 ºF.
  • Pour the cream into the large bowl. Use an electric whisk and start whisking it.
  • Watch the stages it goes through. First, it will start looking like whipped cream. Continue blending it.
  • Slowly, you will see the butter separating from the cream. It will have an appearance like cottage cheese.
  • Finally, what you will have left is butter and buttermilk.
  • Once this has been achieved, place a muslin cloth or cheese cloth over another dish or jar. Pour out the contents of the blender into the cloth. This is to separate the butter from the buttermilk.
  • After all the buttermilk has been separated, use a ladle, or simply wrap the butter in the cloth and squeeze it to remove any excess fluid that has remained. This is an important step, as any trace of buttermilk may cause the butter to turn sour quickly. You can also rinse the butter under running water, to remove excess buttermilk.
  • If you wish to add salt to the butter, add it now, and mix it thoroughly.
  • Place the butter in an airtight container to shape it, and refrigerate.
Butter Prepared from Raw Milk
  • Raw milk, Whole (Preferably fresh cow's milk, non-homogenized)
  • ¼ teaspoon, salt (Optional)
  • 1 Large dish
  • Electric whisk/electric blender/food processor
  • Muslin/cheese cloth
  • 1 container to store the butter
  • In order to make butter from raw milk, allow the milk to sit untouched, for around 12 hours. The cream sets better if the milk is refrigerated.
  • Once the cream has set on the surface of the milk, separate it by using either a spoon or a strainer.
  • Let the cream rest outside till it attains a temperature between 50 ºF-60 ºF.
  • Follow the same procedure that is mentioned above
Recipe for Kids
  • Heavy cream
  • Small glass jar with a lid
  • 1 large dish
  • Muslin/cheese cloth
  • 1 container to store the butter
  • Take the glass jar and fill ¾th of it with the heavy cream. Screw the lid tightly.
  • Ask your kids to shake the container continuously for several minutes.
  • It is advisable that you supervise them, as it is a strenuous process.
  • Also, keep an eye on the process the heavy cream is undergoing while shaking the jar. First, it will look like whipped cream. Then it will turn watery, as the butter separates from the buttermilk.
  • Explain these stages to your kids as they continue shaking the jar, till the butter has formed.
  • Drain the buttermilk from the butter with the muslin cloth. Spread it on a slice of bread for your kids to taste it.
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