- Heavy cream or whipping cream: 1 cup
- Coldwater (for rinsing)
- Salt (to taste)
- 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.
- 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.
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.