I've always wanted to make my own butter. I think I might have made it once as a little girl, or had it sometime when I was young. Something from my childhood got me the taste for homemade butter. As strange as it sounds, I sometimes get cravings for homemade butter. There's nothing quite like it. Nowadays it's much easier to make. (One day I will make it the manual way.) Of course, my Grandma was the first person I called to gush to about this feat. She shared that when she and her sisters were little, they were the butter makers. Most of the time they shook the cream in jars, while other times they actually used the butter churn. I opted for the modern butter church: my electric stand mixer.
It was super easy! The hardest part is the waiting. But the process is amazing to see. It only takes one ingredient really; heavy whipping cream. (2 ingredients if you want to add a little salt for flavoring.)
By this point, I was getting pret-ty exc-i-ted. It was finally starting to look like butter! From then on, things started to move pretty fast.
3 cups Heavy Whipping Cream
Salt for flavoring
1. Pour whipping cream in stand mixer bowl and turn mixer on medium speed.
2. Cream will become bubbly and start to thicken.
3. Peaks will begin to form and it will be like the consistency of heavy cream.
4. Cream will take on a yellow hue and butter will start clumping together, separating from the buttermilk.
5. Gather butter together into ball and squish out all the buttermilk, rinse butter ball under cold water to remove as much buttermilk as possible.
6. Sprinkle with a little bit of salt and knead into butter ball for desired amount of flavoring.
7. Store in a container in the fridge. Enjoy on every sort of bread product!!
Don't you feel more accomplished now, knowing you just made homemade butter?? I know I do. I feel pretty proud of myself. Good luck, y'all! I know you will do wonderfully. I have every faith in you that you will make the best butter there ever was!