Though people tend to reject the idea of making their own homemade butter as there are so many other alternatives in grocery stores, there still some people who prefer to make their own homemade butter the old fashioned way.
Some people think that it tastes better than the one in the stores, and some others, just like to make their own version of everything. So if you’re one of them or just want to give it a try, this is how to make your own homemade butter the old fashioned way using simple kitchen tools, no butter churn required.
- 1-pint heavy whipping cream
- A large bowl of ice water
- Salt to taste (optional)
- Stand mixer, hand mixer or blender, or a jar with a tight-fitting lid
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1 ) Pour a pint of heavy cream or whipping cream into your device or into a jar with a tight-fitting lid. If using a machine, turn on low speed, then raise to medium speed. If you’re using a jar, start shaking (you’ll need some serious elbow grease if doing it by hand). First, the cream will turn into whipped cream with soft, then stiff peaks. Keep going until the cream breaks. If you’re shaking the cream by hand, you’ll hear a sloshing, then you’ll begin to feel something more solid hit the sides of the jar. If you’re using a stand mixer, you’ll see the butter clinging to the beater. This usually takes anywhere from 5 to 10 minutes — by hand may take longer. In this process, you are separating the butterfat from the liquid.
2 ) Once the butter has solidified, pour off the buttermilk and save it for baking (or drink it!). Scoop the butter into a bowl. Rinse the butter by pouring ice water over it and pressing the remaining buttermilk out with a small spatula or a spoon. Pour off the water and repeat the process. Keep rinsing and squishing the butter with the ice water until the water runs clear. Then add some salt if you like and work that through the butter.
3 ) There you have it. old-fashioned butter, no-churn required! Spread on toast, corn on the cob, a baked potato, or whatever you like and enjoy!
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