Monday, March 25, 2013

Home Made Butter

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My friend Becky drinks fresh cow's milk.  I haven't gotten the courage to try the cow's milk but I have been having fun experimenting with making cheese and..........BUTTER!

Today Mai and I made fresh butter.  It was so easy!  I remember making butter when I was in the Girl Scouts (yes, I was in the Girl Scouts for a few years) by shaking cream really hard, really fast.  That is too much work.

Time to get out the food processor!

The first thing we did was remove the cream from the fresh cow's milk.  The cream is the heavier liquid at the top of the jar.

Put the cream in the food processor.  ALERT!  Do not overfill the food processor.  As the cream is whipped it expands..............hence the towel along the food processor.

Turn the food processor on high and walk away.  Yes, it is that easy.  It will take about 10-15 minutes for the fat to separate.  When that happens you will will have chunks of butter and some liquid.

Drain the liquid from the butter.

Now you have to squeeze the liquid from the butter.

Add a little salt......

We took the cream from 2 gallons of milk.  It made 4 balls of butter.

Now we need some fresh bread..................



  1. I would love to learn to make my own butter! Please stop by and link this up with my "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." I'd love to have you join us. :-)

  2. I remember making butter in a baby food jar with a marble when I was a girl scout! This looks like it makes a good amount and I am sure it tastes much better too! The bread looks good too!

    Thank you for stopping by and sharing this at the In and Out of the Kitchen link party! You know I love it when you come by and share!
    See you next week!

    Cynthia at

  3. I love this! I have made it before in a jar...but you have to shake it a lot (it helps if you have a few kids around that think taking turns and shaking is fun). Definitely the food processor would make it so much easier

  4. Just wanted you to know that your Butter will be featured at tonight's In and Out of the Kitchen Link party! I am so happy for you, I just love this post!

    See you tonight! Can't wait to see what you bring this week!

    Cynthia at


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