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Homemade Butter Without a Churn

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Have you ever had fresh, homemade butter?  If not, I can tell you that you are missing out! 

If you have you can understand what I’m talking about when I say that store bought is a joke in comparison! 

Homemade butter is so creamy and flavorful that you almost feel guilty eating it!

ball of fresh butter sitting on cheesecloth with a bowl of whey in the background

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Like that time that you ate half a pack of cookies in one sitting. 

Oh wait, am I the only one that’s done that?

Fine, yeah, I’m that girl.  I have no self control, especially when it comes to cookies!

But back to butter. 

When you think of making butter, does your mind instantly flash to that old fashioned churn with the pole sticking out of the top? 

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Back breaking labor just to have something to spread on your English Muffins in the morning?  Or maybe on fresh Artisan Sourdough Bread??

Well I’ve just saved the day because now you don’t even need to do anything aside from turn on a switch, and a little bit of stirring at the end.

Seriously, homemade butter… WITHOUT any work!

Add to that that all you need are two ingredients and it gives you buttermilk at the end to make Pumpkin Roll Muffins??  I am sold!

So, what ingredients do you need?

  • 1 pint Heavy Cream
  • 1 teaspoon Salt 

What About Equipment??

Are you excited about how simple homemade butter is yet? 

Okay, I’m probably more excited than you are, but that’s easy for me.  I can be a little dramatic when it comes to food!  We can get started now.

To start, pour your heavy cream into your mixing bowl.

With the standard mixing attachment, turn on your mixer to the lowest setting so it doesn’t splash out of the bowl.  

If it does splash, you can drape a tea towel over top to contain it.

Now… Walk Away.

For real, leave it alone and get something else done around the house for about 15 minutes.

When you come back to check on it, you should have thick, white cream in your bowl.

At this point you can increase the speed of your mixer up to the next setting.

After a bit, as you can see in the video, your cream will start to separate and look like it’s curdling.  This is good!  It’s your butter separating for the buttermilk. 

Once it looks like two totally separate ingredients, turn off the mixer.

Drape a tea towel over a bowl and pour the butter and buttermilk onto the tea towel.

Twist the butter in the towel, like you would a ball of cheese (like goat cheese found here), and strain out any extra buttermilk. 

Don’t forget to reserve the buttermilk for Pumpkin Roll Muffins!

You now have unsalted butter!

To salt it, put it in another dish and mix in salt to taste, and that’s it!

You’ve just made the creamiest, most delicious butter, all without a butter churn!

Enjoy!  (Maybe with some Melt In Your Mouth Banana Bread!)

Homemade Butter Without a Churn

Homemade Butter Without a Churn

Yield: 1 Cup
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Make the best tasting homemade butter at home, all without a churn!

Ingredients

  • 1 Pint Heavy Cream
  • 1 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. To start, pour your heavy cream into your mixing bowl.
  2. With the standard mixing attachment, turn on your mixer to the lowest setting so it doesn't splash out of the bowl.  
  3. If it does splash, you can drape a tea towel over top to contain it.
  4. Now... Walk Away.
  5. For real, leave it alone and get something else done around the house for about 15 minutes.
  6. When you come back to check on it, you should have thick, white cream in your bowl.
  7. At this point you can increase the speed of your mixer up to the next setting.
  8. After a bit, as you can see in the video, your cream will start to separate and look like it's curdling. This is good! It's your butter separating for the buttermilk. 
  9. Once it looks like two totally separate ingredients, turn off the mixer.
  10. Drape a tea towel over a bowl and pour the butter and buttermilk onto the tea towel.
  11. Twist the butter in the towel, like you would a ball of cheese (like goat cheese found here), and strain out any extra buttermilk. 
  12. Don't forget to reserve the buttermilk for Pumpkin Roll Muffins!
  13. You now have unsalted butter!
  14. To salt it, put it in another dish and mix in salt to taste, and that's it!
  15. You've just made the creamiest, most delicious butter, all without a butter churn!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 203Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 307mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 2g

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