How to Make and Store Homemade Butter

Making your own butter is much more simple than one might think and only requires two ingredients and it is a very easy recipe!

Equipment needed to make Homemade Butter: 1 stand mixer with whisk attachment 1 fine mesh strainer 1 large bowl 1 medium bowl 1 flat wide wooden spoon

Ingredients needed to make Homemade Butter: -2 cups heavy whipping cream or fresh cream. -¼ teaspoon salt -ice cold water in large bowl

Add the heavy cream to the mixing bowl of your stand mixer.

Beat the whipping cream on medium-high speed until the butter separates from the buttermilk. Scoop the butter solids out of the mixing bowl, leaving them in small pieces and place them into a fine mesh strainer.

Rinse the butter well in the strainer with ice water by dunking the strainer in the bowl, to remove any extra buttermilk.

Add the butter fat and the salt (if using) to the medium bowl and stir well, while also pressing out any additional liquid from the butter.

Pour off any excess liquid. Shape butter into a ball or other shape of your choice. How long your homemade butter will store well for, depends on how much moisture you have removed from it.

You can store butter in many ways, such as in a butter dish, in butter bells, butter crock, mason jar, plastic wrap,  or any airtight container.