I totally made homemade butter! How super easy! (Photos) EDITED
It really is super duper easy.
Pour the cream into the mixer bowl (Here's a photo of my 12yod).
Turn mixer on level 4, or a very easy but not super slow pace. I started out with our wisk attachment.
After about 5 to 8 minutes, it turned into whipped cream. And then after another 5 minutes, it turned to this:
The buttermilk began to pull away from the butter curds. I had to switch to the paddle attachment because the curds kept getting stuck inside the middle of the wisk. Then I used a sieve to drain all of the buttermilk out of the butter curds. Directions said to rinse in cold water, but I didn't see the need to? I also did not add any salt or herbs this time. EDIT: I was just informed by a fellow butter maker that because I didn't rinse my butter in cold water as the directions stated, it may mold quicker if I don't use it up within a week.
Here is the final product. One ceramic cup just has the curds, and the other ceramic cup my daughter smoothed the butter out nice and pretty.
*I put the separated buttercream milk into a container and placed in the fridge. I'll use that buttermilk to make pancakes with this weekend.
If you don't have a mixer like mine, you can also use your blender...or you can use a large glass pickle jar (with lid securely on) and shake the heavy cream for 20 minutes or so.
Or you can spend $155 for one of these:
or if you're really into making butter, you can use one of these super-duty butter makers:
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