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Dish of Homemade Butter with Kid's Knife and Toast Fingers
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Homemade Butter

Let your kids make their own butter by shaking cream in a jar.
Course spread
Cuisine Dairy
Keyword Homemade Butter
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Calories 863kcal

Equipment

  • Large Glass Jar (around 500ml / pint sized)

Ingredients

  • 250ml (1 cup) Double (heavy/whipping) Cream

Instructions

  • Fill a glass jar with the cream (1/4 - 1/2 full)
  • Place the lid on and shake vigorously.
  • Continue to shake until the cream thickens, remove lid and let your kids have a small taste!
  • Pop the lid back on and continue to shake until you hear liquid (buttermilk) sloshing around the jar.
  • Remove the butter milk, pop the lid back on and shake again to release any more butter milk.
  • Drain any more butter milk from the jar and then remove the butter.
  • Rince the butter under the water and then serve.

Notes

COOKING WITH KIDS TIP: Glass baby jars are perfect for little kids to hold and shake
OTHER METHODS: If you are looking to make larger quantities of butter, or would prefer not to have to do all the muscle work, then you can use a
  • Blender 
  • Food Processor or 
  • Stand Mixer (using whisk attachment)
Pour the cream into the jar/bowl of the chosen mixer and place on the lid (If using a stand mixer you will need a splatter guard). Turn on high and the cream will go through the same stages as it does when making it in a jar. It is ready when the cream has separated into buttermilk and butter. 
STORAGE: Store butter in an airtight container or wrap it in parchment paper. Store in the refrigerator for up to one week.
Nutritional information is a ROUGH guide only, calculated using an online nutrition calculator. 

Nutrition

Calories: 863kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 93g | Saturated Fat: 58g | Cholesterol: 343mg | Sodium: 95mg | Potassium: 188mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 3675IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 163mg