How to churn butter at home

Lightt, the awesome video/life/sharing service, has added the ability to embed their gif-like videos to blog posts. To test it out, I made this little Lightt about how to make butter!

1.) Pour a half cup of whipping cream into a mason jar and add 1/4 tsp of salt. If you are daring, you can add other stuff… like sugar, garlic, cinnamon, black pepper, sriracha, or whiskey.
2.) Shake.
3.) Shake.
4.) Shake.
5.) Shimmy… just kidding! Keep shaking. It’s around this time that your whipping cream will start to feel thick, like it isn’t even moving. This is always the point where n00bs say “This isn’t working!”, but it’s almost there!
6.) Once you start hearing a liquid sound, followed by a mild “thunk” “thunk “thunk” the buttermilk is finally starting to separate. Keep going just a little longer to get a good buttery texture.
7.) Open the jar and separate the buttermilk from the butter. At this point the butter is ready to be served and you can use the milk for other things, like making waffles!

Now that you know how to make your own butter, you can do this

  • Dr_Ace

    Thanks Doc! With such an entry as this, I have to subscribe to your blog!
    Did this “making butter at home” video require a go-pro? More like “making butter all around town.”

  • http://docpop.org/ doc

    Thanks for checking it out! Filmed on an iPhone using Lightt, with additional help from Christine.