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!
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.
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.
If you take out your mixer and you have a solid bunch of butter and some liquid.. You know its done.
Drain the buttermilk (the liquid).
Add salt and knead the butter together or wring through a cheesecloth until all the liquid comes out. Make sure it's all out!
I also separated mine and added some 2 chopped sundried tomatoes and some parsley. SO GOOD!
Hope you enjoy!
This makes roughly a cup or a little more of butter.