Pin It One of my homesteading skills I wanted to learn this year was to make homemade butter. Well it was successful!
I used organic heavy whipping cream for this project.
I used about a quart of cream and poured it into my mixing bowl and began to mix.
The cream transformed into fluffy cream "pillows" and then stiff peaks These then broke down into soft cottage-cheese-like curds as blobs of butterfat separated from the milk.
The butter began to stiffen and lump together and the watery milk pooled in the bottom of the bowl. It took about 10 minutes for this to happen.
I then stopped the mixer and carefully poured off as much milk as I could. I refrigerated it and will use it for baking.
I then used a rubber spatula to press the butter against the sides of the bowl. I then added 1/2 cup of ice water to the butter and used the spatula to press the butter and water against the side of the bowl. This step is called washing, it keeps the butter from spoiling.
I then kept pouring the ice water and repeating the step until the ice water was clear.
I continued to knead the butter against the side of the bowl until all the liquid was pressed out.
I lightly salted the butter.
Here is the finished product. It tastes delicious! The difference is unbelievable! Luke said I need to now make homemade bread to go with it. =)
Give it a try. It is so easy and you will not believe the taste.