How to Make Homemade Butter

by hungryelephant

Is butter expensive? Need a cheaper option? Well homemade butter is so easy to make it right in your kitchen. You don’t need to churn and you only need ONE ingredient!

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The best part is that it’s SO MUCH CHEAPER (for me). I can get a block of butter at the store for 6.99.. but I used 475ml of heavy whipping cream (which is 2 cups, priced at $2.99) and another 1/2 cup which made the same amount as a brick! The only thing you need to make this is heavy whipping cream – and a stand or hand mixer.

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How to Make Homemade Butter

How to Make Homemade Butter

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

The easiest way to make homemade butter! No churning involved. You only need heavy cream and a stand mixer.


  • 2 1/2 cups (around 600ml) heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp salt (optional)


Pour your cream in a bowl, if you have a cover for your stand mixer - use it - it's gonna get messy! Otherwise maybe wrap a towel around it.

Start your mixer off on slow, slowly turning it up every couple minutes until it reaches medium.

When your cream forms stiff peaks - aka whipped cream - turn it up to high. It may take about 10 minutes to get to stiff peaks.

Once you turn it on high, it should take about 5 or so minutes before the cream separates. You'll notice that the colour of the cream will turn a pale yellow. You'll hear a sloshing as the butter separates, leaving the butter - and buttermilk. You'll also notice that buttermilk will start splattering up out of the bowl.

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