Tuesday, February 7, 2012

36) Make Butter

 Last Summer my sister sent me an email that just said "This is exciting" with this link. When I opened the link and found a post titled "Make Your Own Butter" I quickly realized what was so exciting. The post described how to make your own butter in 20 minutes using two ingredients, so easy even my 3 year old could do it! I recently remembered the email and thought we should give it a try. We bought a small container of heavy cream at the grocery store and poured half of it into a glass jar, put the lid on and started shaking. We took turns shaking, danced while shaking, jumped while shaking and sang while shaking. I will say that I probably did a majority of the legitimate shaking and my arms were tired. In about 15 minutes I could no longer hear anything sloshing around in there, so we shook for a few more minutes and then took the lid off for a peak. Our heavy cream had formed a largish clump. We had a little extra liquid that we poured out of the jar and were left with a rich, creamy butter. Our first batch was sort of the consistency of a light whipped butter, which I love.  Later we made another jar and shook it for even longer and this time the butter was a thicker, heavier consistency. Both were delicious so I think it is up to your preference or arm strength!


  1. You said only two ingredients but only listed heavy cream being put into the jar?

  2. Thank you so much for pointing this out! I think I meant that you only needed the heavy cream and a jar, although I guess really the jar isn't an ingredient:) I'll have to think of a better way to word that...