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How To Make Butter: Easy Homemade Butter Recipe

butter recipe


  • Heavy cream or whipping cream: 1 cup 
  • Coldwater (for rinsing)

Optional ingredients:

  • Salt (to taste) 
  • Honey 
  • Some other herbs


There are typically three ways to make butter. The ways are making the butter in a:

  • Mixture jar, or 
  • Using a hand mixer, or 
  • Shaking the cream in a mason jar. 

Now given below are the instructions regarding these three types of methods to make the butter.

Mixer jar:

  • If you are using a stand mixer, then take the stand mixer bowl and put the cream in it. 
  • Then using this stand mixer, start beating the cream. 
  • It would help if you started beating first at a low speed and gradually increasing the speed. 
  • After around 5 to 10 minutes, the separate solid balls will be made, and the liquid will be separated. 
  • The balls are the butter, and the left liquid is the buttermilk.

Hand mixer:

Now using a hand mixer is not so much different from using a stand mixer. The only difference is that using a hand mixer will require a lot of your strength, while the stand mixer will make your task easier.

  • So take a mixing bowl, pour the cream into the bowl, and then start beating the cream with the hand mixer first on the low speed and then on a high speed. 
  • After a few minutes, the butter and the buttermilk will separate.

Mason jar, a.k.a the shaking method:

Using a mason jar can be a very big hassle for you as this method requires a lot of your energy. 

  • Now pour the cream into a mason jar. 
  • Make sure not to fill the mason jar to the top. Only fill half the mason jar. 
  • Then put on the lid of the mason jar tightly so that when we shake it, there are no leaks. 
  • Now shake the mason jar for around 15 to 20 minutes until you can see the butter clumps.

The last common steps:

  • Now, after you have attained the butter and the buttermilk, you should take another bowl and, using a sieve or cheesecloth or table cloth, strain the buttermilk out of the butter. 
  • Now close the cloth in your hand and squeeze all the extra buttermilk from the butter. 
  • After that, take a bowl and place the butter in it. 
  • Now pour some ice-cold water on the butter, and after the water has turned white, remove and discard the water. 
  • Rinse the butter in the same way, two more times. After that, mix salt, honey, or some other herbs in the butter as you might like. 
  • Or you can also retain the butter without mixing anything in it. 
  • Your homemade butter is ready to use.


You can store the butter in an air-tight container in your refrigerator for about 15 days.