I've been wanting to make homemade butter since I read about it on a blog a while ago. It conjured up memories of Year 1 when we made our own butter, and then I found out that its even easier to do with an electric mixer. When you've made the sale, stop selling, internet! Everyone has also mentioned its a good source of entertainment for kids to make their own butter, and my memories of Year 1 can attest to that.
Keep watching for a scrumptious snack to go nicely with your homemade butter, I promise it was a little source of heaven all week for me.
150mL cream makes about 100g butter
Strong arms or a stand mixer
1. With stand mixer: Put the cream in the bowl.
With brute force: Put the cream in a jar or container, leaving some space at the top for expansion.
*Want to add extra flavourings to make chilli butter? Garlic butter? Nutmeg, cinnamon, salted? Add them now!*
2. Make sure the lid is secure and shake away, or put the mixer on a medium-low heat. You want the butter to be yellow and separated from the buttermilk otherwise it will spoil very quickly! You can reserve the buttermilk for cooking if you like.