Make Your Own Butter

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Making butter at home is really easy.  Purchase a small carton of heavy cream at the grocery store, pour it into a mason jar larger than the amount of cream you purchased, put a lid on it and shake.  It takes between 5 and 10 minutes, so make sure you have a friend available to help shake it.  When you start seeing solids in the  jar, shake it a bit more and pour off the liquid.  Rinse the solids in cold water a few times, pouring off the water after every rinse.  Drain the solids, stir, add a little salt and pop some bread in the toaster!   I’ve been making goats milk cheese for about 5 months now, and have noticed a bit of cream rises to the top of a jar of goat milk after sitting in the fridge a few days.  Getting a decent amount of cream from goat milk is difficult, it requires an electric cream separator which usually costs more than a pasteurizer.  I decided to scoop whatever cream I could get off of each jar, a little over a teaspoon.  I put it all in a jar, shook it, and 5 minutes later we had goat butter and it’s delicious!   You don’t need goats to try this at home,  just a carton of heavy cream.  Give it a try,  you’ll impress just about everyone you know!


9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mieljolie
    Sep 08, 2011 @ 09:50:42

    That’s pretty cool. We like using heavy cream to make a no cook “clotted cream” for scones or cookies and tea. That stuff is pure heaven. 🙂 Maybe you could try it with your goat’s cream. Wouldn’t take much for a tiny batch (which I recommend, ‘cuz it’s addictive!). When ever I make it, the bowl is always licked clean over here. If you want the recipe, I can share it with you.


    • Lora Mahaffey
      Sep 14, 2011 @ 09:20:31

      Hey Mieljolie!
      I would love to have that clotted cream recipe if you would pass it on to me?
      So nice to see you here!
      Lora (cackle)


      • Mieljolie
        Sep 14, 2011 @ 15:25:56

        Hello Lora! I’m a regular reader of Connie’s blog. It’s great. I sent the recipe to you via Craftster. Don’t think I have your email.


  2. Connie
    Sep 08, 2011 @ 09:56:59

    Yes, please! Send it on over!


  3. Mieljolie
    Sep 08, 2011 @ 10:58:36

    It’s sent. Enjoy!



  4. Vanessa @ Flipping Adorable
    Sep 08, 2011 @ 11:48:41

    I love your blog! It’s so inspiring. I think I need to try this. 🙂


  5. Connie
    Sep 08, 2011 @ 11:51:48

    Go for it!


  6. Meredith
    Sep 11, 2011 @ 19:13:39

    I made butter today! LOL! suburb city girl made butter…Of coarse my husband had to tease me telling me that “I made that in kindergarten!” Well…I didn’t Mr.. :0)
    I won’t buy butter anymore..this stuff tastes delicious AND I know what’s in it.


  7. Connie
    Sep 11, 2011 @ 21:14:10

    Meredith, that. is. AWESOME! I’m so happy you tried it, I’m so happy you were successful (so very easy, eh?), I’m so happy you loved it and I’m so happy you told me about it. Thank you!


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