This is a good food trick to do with your children. We're going to make real butter using heavy whipping cream and your blender. It's easy and a nice way to teach your young ones something about food that they may have never seen.
Cool your blender container with ice or let it sit in the refrigerator for about an hour. Remove from fridge and get it ready to use. Pour 16 ounces of heavy whipping cream into blender. Turn on blender for no more than 1 minute at the time. Your cream is going to turn into butter fairly quickly.
As soon as small globs of butter begin to form, shorten your blender spurts to 15 seconds at the time. The globs of butter will gather together, and when it's all in a clump, carefully pour off whey and set aside. Place butter in a bowl and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
More whey will seep out and when you stir, you can get more out. When the butter is fairly free of liquid, you may add salt to taste, not too much. Stir the salt in and refrigerate for 30 minutes. If you see more liquid seeping pour it off, and shape your butter as desired.
Be sure to let them tell everyone that they made "butter" today. Have fun and enjoy watching them having fun too. You just made another memory that they'll never forget.
By Julia from Boca Raton, FL
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Making your own butter from heavy whipping cream is very easy, saves you money, is better for you than margarine, and you also get buttermilk (an expensive item in the market to buy). Buttermilk is good to drink, and is great for baking and making salad dressings.
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I tried to make butter with whipping cream and it just turned to whipped cream what do I do?
You need to use heavy cream to make butter instead of whipping cream. They are two different products. Heavy cream has the higher fat content necessary to produce butter.
It's fun to make butter, using heavy cream as other commenter says, but it's certainly not economical. I used to get raw milk and saved my cream and tried it. I think I got about 2 tablespoons.
I know this was 3 years ago but since I just made butter, again, from whipping cream, I thought I'd let people know that the only diff is that whipping cream has less fat than heavy cream. She just didn't whip long enough.
Old fashioned milk with cream on top an be used to make many homemade treats. This is a page about making sour cream butter from fresh milk.
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You don't need a churn to make butter. You can do it THIS way using a hand whisk or an electric mixer at slow speed.