I’ve made homemade butter twice now. I’d love to say I worked so hard and churned for hours to get this to happen but if you know me, that’s not me. I am all about easy peasy and this was pretty easy and I only used two items:
Betty *my pretty green Kitchenaid Mixer and heavy whipping cream (I used Horizon organic cream).
In fact, not only was I able to make butter but I made whipped cream, butter and buttermilk from one regular sized carton of cream! I’m going to share the tutorial on how to do all 3!
First, I poured the whipping cream in and beat on 6 for about3 minutes. I then turned it up to 8 for about 2 – 3 minutes until it reached the “whipped cream” stage.
Once it reached the stage, I took out about 1 cup out and put it in a mixing bowl with 2 tablespoons of raw sugar and 1/4 tsp of vanilla. I stored it in the fridge for some strawberry shortcake.
Once that was done, I put the mixer back on 8 and whipped for about 7 minutes. After this time the butter starts to form and the “buttermilk” starts to separate.
After 8 minutes on the 8 speed, I took the butter and put it in a bowl, pressing out the buttermilk and pouring it in a separate bowl. I saved the buttermilk in a bowl in the fridge. The final process involves washing it with ice water, continuously pressing the buttermilk out and washing it with the ice cold water. I didn’t save the water/milk from washing it in the ice water.
I finished by forming it in a “stick” form and refrigerating it. I also saved the buttermilk to use in a recipe which I will share tomorrow!
Have you ever made homemade butter?
I’m linking this post up at the lovely TodaysCreativeBlog.net: http://todayscreativeblog.net/time-to-craft/