Homemade butter is way easier and much more attainable than you ever imagined! It’s basically only two simple steps and less than ten minutes!
You’ve kinda got to be in the mood to make this butter and you don’t really want to use it in baking or cooking…it tastes to good to be hidden! Spread it on toast, pancakes, waffles, or combine it with garlic to make the most amazing garlic butter you’ve ever had!
You can also make a berry compound butter! So sweet and pretty!
It keeps well in the fridge and you can mold it into really cute shapes! I have struggled with said shapes in the past. Sometimes I use plastic wrap to mold it into a log but it usually ends up looking terrible, like a lumpy yellow log. I’m better off putting it into a a little croc like the one above until I get some cute molds! EEE!
One pint of heavy cream will make about a 1/2 cup of butter!
Here are the quick steps!!
Place the heavy cream in a large, deep bowl (there will be splashing). I like to use my KitchenAid stand mixer, so my hands and forearms don’t suffer! You can also use an electric mixer or a whisk. But the whisk will take forever and you will hate the process and never make homemade butter again!
Start beating! The homemade butter process starts as whipped cream first!
Keep on beating until the fat starts to separate. It turns yellow and beautiful!
Once the mixture starts sputtering and splashing you know the butter has fully separated!
Once this happens, just drain off the buttermilk! (And save it for something amazing like buttermilk fried chicken EEEEEEEE)
Mix in about a teaspoon of salt! Then form it into something beautiful and eat it immediately!!