Easy DIY Butter
Have you ever tried making your own fresh butter? It’s really so easy with only two ingredients. I accidentally made my own butter one day when I was mixing heavy whipping cream for a cookie recipe. I was making prune tarts at Christmas time and as a busy mom I got interrupted. Unheard of, right? Yep, I went too far and mixed the whipping cream too long. But that was OK because I realized I had just made butter.
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When It’s a Good Thing to Take it Too Far
The aha moment when a mistake turns into a blessing was what I had on my hands. I added a bit of salt, turned the mixer back on to stir the salt in. With my mistake I now had a little pot of freshly made delicious butter. I was overjoyed at my mistake because it was tasty and I suddenly had an extra treat in addition to the cookies I was making. Plus since I had the big whipping cream carton, I had enough to still make the cookies.
Make Flavored Butter
This easy process also makes it so simple to flavor the butter with garlic salt to make fresh garlic butter (omit plain salt if garlic salt is added). Or add a bit of cinnamon and sugar to make cinnamon sugar butter. The options are endless in what could be added to make flavored butter. Some tasty additions include finely chopped or pureed jalapenos with onion powder, parmesan cheese, or a tablespoon of the favorite jelly.
Easy Two Ingredient Make Your Own Fresh Butter
- 2 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 1/8 - 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Pour 2 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream into mixing bowl attached to a mixer. Turn mixer on and mix at medium speed for about 15-18 minutes until the liquid separates from the solid.
- Pour off the liquid and keep the solid. Add salt 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon to taste. Other ingredients to flavor the butter could also be added as well (suggestions listed previously in the text above). Mix well with the mixer on medium for a few minutes until thoroughly mixed.
Time to EnjoyThat is all the steps required for DIY butter and it's time to enjoy! This would be a fun to do with kids as they would love the visual change of watching the whipping cream go from liquid to solid. My kids think it's magic, like a science experiment. The best part is they get to eat it on toast or crackers when it's done. Enjoy!
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