Hack Homemade Butter in 10 Minutes With This Superfun Trick
Buying fancy butter at the store is all fine and good, but what if I told you that you could make it yourself, no butter churner necessary, in 10 minutes? All you need is cream and a mason jar (with a lid). It just so happens to be really fun to make, and the resulting butter is unparalleled in lightness and spreadable consistency. Plus you can flavor it however you want. If you're sold, stick with me for the full how-to.
Pour and Shake
"Cooking" this fabulous conversation starter and delicious topping requires just everyday things and a killer arm workout. Simply pour cream into a jar and shake, shake, shake.
And Shake Some More
After a few minutes of shaking, you’ll stop hearing the sloshing noise. That means you have whipped cream (as pictured). But if you keep shaking for a few minutes, and the sloshing noise will start again.
Test the Texture
Then you'll have a clump of butter surrounded by liquid. How does it work? Allow me to go a little science professor-y on you. When you shake the cream, the fat globules collide into each other, causing the water to separate from butterfat. You're left with butter and buttermilk.
Clean the Butter
Get rid of any excess buttermilk by gently kneading the butter in a dish of ice cold water.
The best part about homemade butter — besides its superior taste and arm-toning benefits — is that you can flavor it however you want. Think Texas Roadhouse-inspired cinnamon butter, or maybe a savory version with lemon and garlic. Just follow the steps for plain butter, and stir in your desired flavors later.