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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.
Prep Time15 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: spread
Cuisine: Dairy
Servings: 8 tablespoon
Calories: 108kcal
Author: Amy


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


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


  • Fill a glass jar with the cream (¼ - ½ 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.


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. 


Calories: 108kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 23mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 459IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 20mg