Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Tasty Delights--Homemade Butter

Tasty Delights and Dazzling Disasters is all about playing in the kitchen and having some fun.

I'll share my delights or my disasters. Yall feel free to join in and create your own posts, share your favorite recipes, what have you. 

Mmmm. Butter.
Making your own is so darn easy and it's delicious!

All you need is heavy whipping cream and a pinch of salt. 
How simple is that?!

Start on a medium/low speed so the cream doesn't splatter everywhere. 

It'll start to get really fluffy like you're making whipped cream for a dessert topping.

You can up the mixer speed once the cream thickens a little.
Then just....Keep going.
It'll start to lose it's "fluffy" look and get thicker.

At around the 10 minute mark you'll start to hear some sloshing. Turn down the mixer so you won't get splattered. The butter will start to separate and leave a good bit of liquid behind.

Keep on mixing until butter consistency happens then move to a new container and drain/press out the  excess liquid.

I love making butter and do so often. It's so good on fresh bakery bread. Yum!

I was really surprised the first time that butter is naturally a pale yellow. I love that! 
I always thought a little dye was added in but nope. 
Plain old white whipping cream and white salt give you a nicely yellowed butter. 

The recipe is a bit flexible since you can make it as salty or sweet as you like.
I'm going to give honey butter a try sometime soon I think.

Are you a butter fan? Have a favorite recipe?

Homemade Butter Recipe (for printable recipe click HERE)


Heavy whipping cream
pinch of salt

  • Pour desired amount of whipping cream in bowl and add a pinch or two of salt.
  • Using an electric mixer on med-low begin whipping your cream until fluffy
  • Increase mixer speed and keep mixing for about 15 minutes
  • Move butter to new container and press out excess liquid

Follow on Bloglovin


  1. that looks good ;) thanks for sharing

    sharonda @ Salacious Reads

    1. No prob :) It's really good on fresh bakery bread. Just saying ;)

  2. Cool! But I don't have a mixer like that :( always wanted one...maybe I should! Thanks for the post

    1. It works with a regular handheld too. That's how I usually make it. Was feeling a little lazy this time so used the big one :)

  3. Oh, I may have to start making homemade butter! :) Especially when before I make something really yummy to go with it--like homemade bread, rolls or muffins. :D


    1. Oh, yes! It's so so good on homemade bread or muffins. Mmmm. Especially when you've just made it and the butters still a little soft. Nom!

      I had a bit on a baked potato last night and that was pretty good too :)

      Happy baking TBQ!

  4. What fun! Thanks for the suggestions!

    1. It's pretty neat to watch happen Katie :) I couldn't believe how easy the first time I tried it :)

  5. That is so cool. I never would've thought that it was that easy. I remember when I was in elementary school we had colonial day and we all got to help churn butter. And we made grape jam or jelly and I still remember how good the butter and jam tasted. I love bread and butter. I'll take a big slice of homemade bread or a big fluffy biscuit with butter slathered on it over cake any time.

    1. I couldn't believe it either! I love bread and butter too. Not sure I'd go quite as far as picking it over cake though. Cake is serious business ;)

      And what a great school memory. That's pretty neat they had that set up for yall. And now I'm so wanting a biscuit with butter and apricot jam. Mmmm.


I always enjoy hearing what YOU think so come on and leave a comment. Everyone's welcome :) And feel free to leave comments on old posts. I'll check in on you there too :)

Bloggers don't forget to leave your links!

The Herd Archives