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How to Make Homemade Butter

Making homemade butter is as easy as just 2 ingredients! Check out our step-by-step guide and get ready to make your own delicious, fresh butter that's better than store bought.

Butter is a staple in any kitchen and we all know that it can be expensive, but did you know that making your own butter is actually pretty simple? It's easy and the end result is something that tastes even better than store-bought!

Use your homemade butter on anything from toast to vegetables, the possibilities are endless!

Thankfully, there's no need to churn butter anymore when you can let your trusty stand mixer do all of the hard work.

Making homemade butter is as easy as just 2 ingredients! The best part is you make 2 recipes - homemade buttermilk and homemade butter!

How to Make Homemade Butter

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 0 minutes

Total time: 5 minutes


2 cups heavy whipping cream

1 tsp sea salt (optional – use if you want to make salted butter)


Pour your cream in your stand mixer bowl.

In your stand mixer, using the whisk option, turn it on. Gradually, turn your speed up. Before turning it on full speed mode, I suggest placing a kitchen towel (or a splash guard if you have one) over the mixer to prevent splatter.

Continue to mix on full speed (about 5 minutes) until the butter has separated from the buttermilk.

Using a kitchen towel, or cheese cloth, place your butter in the center.

Bringing the sides and ends of your towel or cloth, squeeze the remaining buttermilk from the butter, and back in with the buttermilk. Continue to squeeze until no more buttermilk comes from the butter.

Reserve your buttermilk in a sealed jar to use with a recipe like pancakes!

When you’re finished with your butter, it should be soft and malleable to the touch in that classic creamy consistency.

Store your butter in a sealed jar.

This recipe will make enough for about 8 servings.

How Long Does Homemade Butter Last?

Homemade butter can last up to a week, but really is the best when fresh. The most important thing is making sure your container is airtight, sealed tightly before putting them away.

How to Make Garlic and Herb Butter

To your homemade butter, add the following:

  • 2 tablespoons of parsley

  • 2 tablespoons of minced garlic

  • 4 stems of thyme

Mix together for 2 minutes and then form into a log and refrigerate.

Garlic and herb butter is a great way to add flavor to cooked vegetables, fish, or chicken. It can be used to enhance the flavor of just about anything - from grilled meats and veggies to toast and pasta.

Try it to add extra flavor to mashed potatoes or even as a rub on meat to roast or grill.

What should you use homemade butter on?

Try out these awesome recipes:

On muffins and so much more!

What will you use your homemade butter on?


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