*1 pint of cold heavy cream
*canning jar with a lid
*lots of energy for shaking
Pour cold heavy cream into canning jar and fill it about 3/4 of the way.
Take one last peek at what the heavy cream looks like. Next time you take a peek it will be whipped cream.
Screw the lid on and start shaking. Shake for about 20 minutes. After the 20 minutes unscrew the lid and take a peek…now you have some whipped cream.
Go ahead and take a nibble, it is scrumptious! Screw the lid back on and shake for another 5 minutes or so. If you unscrew the lid now, you will see this. The miracle of making your own butter is starting to work.
Screw the lid back on and keep shaking for just a few minutes. You will be able to feel and see once the butter is starting to form.
Now unscrew the lid and pour off some of the liquid. Make sure you pour the liquid into a bowl and save it. The liquid is actually buttermilk. Just an added little bonus to making your own butter. You can use it to make some buttermilk pancakes.
Screw the lid back on and shake a few more times to make sure you get all of the buttermilk out. Drain the excess liquid again.
Screw the lid back on. In a few more shakes you will get a smooth ball of butter.
Now place the butter into a bowl.
Run some cold water over the butter while mixing the butter around with a spoon to get the rest of the buttermilk out. Drain the liquid off and repeat til the water is clear when drained off.
Now you have handmade butter made in a canning jar.
Place your butter and buttermilk in some jars and place in the fridge.
Why not make up a few to share with others, who doesn’t love and deserve a little homemade butter?! These will make a cute little homemade gift paired with your favorite pancake mix or freshly baked bread. Or snip some fresh herbs and mix it in with the butter to use on top of grilled steak.