How to make Homemade Butter

How to make Homemade Butter

Want a cool idea while you are locked in? What about fresh homemade cultured butter?

It is surprisingly easy to make your own butter. You need only two ingredients:

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1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream

2 Tbsp Cultured Buttermilk.


Mix Heavy Whipping cream with the Cultured Buttermilk and let the mixture sit two days in a warm place.

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Before you start making butter let the mixture cool down for about one hour in the fridge.

Then whisk the mixture with a mixer or by hand.

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After whipping the mixture for awhile, the butterfat and the buttermilk start to separate. Remove the buttermilk and add cold water. Press out your butter to remove all the remaining buttermilk. This step you have to repeat until the water stays clear.

Then you remove all water and the butter is basically ready. Now you can add salt or fresh herbs depending on how you like it.

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I usually prepare only a small amount of this and eat it right away, but you can double the ingredients and prepare more and store it at least for two weeks in the fridge or freeze it.

Fresh homemade butter tastes best with fresh bread. At the Yelm Food Coop we have fresh bread delivery every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

And… of course, we also carry the heavy whipping cream and buttermilk from Smith Brothers Farms.

Recipe provided by YFC Staff member Doreen

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