How to Make Creamy Butter The “Old Fashioned” Way

published by arizona67 on Feb 20, 2010

An overview on how to make butter the "old fashioned" way.

Making homemade butter is easy and it can actually turn out to be a great deal of fun.  You don’t have to have a butter churn to make rich and creamy butter.  All you need is 1 carton of heavy cream, a pinch of salt, a pinch of pure can sugar and someone that can shake the cream for a good 10-13 minutes vigorously.  Actually, the kids have a ball helping out because they get to shake the cream.


In a large mayonnaise or peanut butter jar pour entire contents of heavy cream into jar.  Next, secure the lid on the jar and begin shaking away.  I normally shake my cream jar for about 10-12 minutes.  When you start to see the cream become hard and separate from the liquid you know that you are eon your way to some tasty butter.


After the butter is formed remove lid and drain any excess water or buttermilk off of the top.  You need to place the finished butter product on to a paper towel inside of a colander and rinse with cold water.


Finally, the butter will be creamy and all you need to do at this point is put butter into a large container or several small containers and refrigerate for at least 1-2 hours to allow butter to harden.  You can even flavor the butter for a unique taste.  Around the holidays I usually make brandy flavored butter.  All you need to do is add ¼ cup of 80 proof brandy to the butter before it hardens.  There are so many possibilities when flavoring butter.

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