How to Make Homemade Butter with Just One Ingredient

Surprise your taste buds and impress your friends with this incredibly easy recipe for homemade butter! You only need one ingredient and a little elbow grease. 

Heavy Cream is the Key!

The secret ingredient? Heavy whipping cream! The high fat content makes it perfect for whipping into butter. 

Shake it Up! (or Mix it Up)

There are two ways to make butter: shaking cream in a jar or using a mixer. 

Shaking Method

Pour heavy cream into a clean mason jar, filling it halfway. Screw on the lid tight and shake vigorously for 15-20 minutes.

The cream will thicken, then turn to whipped cream, and finally separate into butter and buttermilk.

Mixing Method

Pour heavy cream into a chilled stand mixer bowl. Whip on medium speed until the cream thickens and separates into curds (butter) and buttermilk. This takes about 5-10 minutes. 

Almost There!

For both methods, drain the buttermilk from the butter curds. Rinse the butter with cold water to remove any remaining buttermilk. This helps preserve the butter.

Knead to Know

Knead the butter with a spoon or your hands to expel any remaining buttermilk and form a smooth mass. 

Seasoning is Optional

For a touch of flavor, add a pinch of salt to the butter at this stage. 

Fresh Butter Bliss!

Enjoy your homemade butter on toast, pancakes, or use it in your favorite recipes! 



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