The Shady Porch: Homemade Butter using a Mason Jar!

6.22.2011

Homemade Butter using a Mason Jar!

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How to Make Homemade Butter Using A Jar
I am so excited to get this blog started. I want to share so much I really don't know where to begin. Squeal! I guess I'll start with my latest experiment. Homemade Butter.  I was surfing about uses for buttermilk and found instructions on how to make your own butter with nothing more than a jar with a lid and heavy whipping cream. Well, that sounded interesting since I had both…and sure enough, it worked!
How to Make Homemade Butter 
Using A Jar
clean jar with lid (of course, a blender, or food processor will also work...boring)
whipping cream
salt - as desired

Some sites say the whipping cream should be room temperature before you begin but I skipped that and went straight to shaking and it worked. I guess I just had to do a lot more shaking my way, which is fine since I needed the workout!

Pour whipping cream into the jar. Make sure you leave room for the shaking process, approximately 1/2 to 3/4 full. Tighten the lid on the jar and shake, shake and then shake some more.
During the shaking process, in the first phase the cream will thicken like whipped cream and in the second phase you will see it break down again and finally you will have a some liquid with a solid mass.
Shake until you have a solid mass sloshing around in the leftover liquid known as buttermilk! Shaking to butter stage takes approximately 15-20 minutes.

Drain the liquid and add cold water to the jar and slosh it around to rinse the butter. Now knead the butter or with a spatula press all of the liquid out. Rinse again and repeat the rinsing until the water runs clear. If you leave too much moisture in the butter it will spoil quickly.
Needless to say I had even more buttermilk afterward but the good news is we made awesome buttermilk pancakes for breakfast the next day!
Next time I am going to try making garlic butter and honey butter.

Other Shady Porch recipes you might like - 
Lemon Bundt Cake  and Lemon Creme Bars