I had no idea churning butter was this easy! I had about half a pint of whipping cream expiring soon and didn't want to eat it with fruits or anything. And found this easy method to make it into butter! And all it took was about ten minutes. My daughter loved it with the homemade bread I had lying around. Feeling very much like an old time settler. Or like my grandma.
Start whipping the cream in a wide, deep bowl in high speed.
They start with soft then stiff peaks, and after a few minutes, the fat starts to separate. This takes about 5-8 minutes
Reduce the speed to low as the solids separate, leaving a watery liquid (buttermilk), and whip for a few minutes.
Put the butter in a clean bowl, pour the ice water a little at a time, and press out any remaining buttermilk/liquid from the butter. I did this about 3 times, until the pressed out water was clear.
That's it, your home churned creamy fresh (well, kind of) butter is ready!
My daughter voted to keep it un-flavored. You could add salt and savoury flavorings (garlic, herbs) or sweet (cinnamon, brown sugar, vanilla, etc.) to make flavored butter.
I first made a snowman out of it, being Florida, and we don't have snow 😉
Then enjoyed it with my homemade bread!
My daughter voted to keep the butter un-flavored. You could add salt and savoury flavorings (garlic, herbs) or sweet (cinnamon, brown sugar, vanilla, etc.) to make flavored butter. This butter was the best! Creamy tasting, and beautiful looking.