Making your own butter is a great way to use up any leftover cream or milk you have in the fridge – It’s easy, fun to make and tastes so much better!

Let’s face it, sometimes a knob or two of butter is necessary to make glorious traditional recipes ( think about crumbly cookies, moist cupcake frostings, silky sauces). When you can’t avoid the use, it’s best to make your own butter and ditch the store-bought version. You know exactly what goes in, and the tastes just way better.

How To Make Homemade Butter - Ready in 10 minutes only, making your own butter is easy, fun and tastes so much better! Easy step-by-step tutorial from thepetitecook.com

I developed a dairy intolerance a few years ago, so I often keep my recipes dairy-free. But there’s so much you can do with dairy, I couldn’t entirely give up. So, when I discovered a milk brand that was suitable for intolerance, I couldn’t wait to make all the foods I had to say no to before, including butter.

How To Make Homemade Butter - Ready in 10 minutes only, making your own butter is easy, fun and tastes so much better! Easy step-by-step tutorial from thepetitecook.comA2Milk is an award-winning milk brand that produces milk containing only a2 protein. Most of the cows’ milk contains both A1 and A2 protein, whereas a2milk is made from selected british dairy cows that naturally produce milk with only a2 protein and no a1 protein, making it a lot gentler to digest. If you experience digestive issues after drinking milk such as bloating and indigestion and pain in the lower abdomen, you may be suffering from intolerance to the A1 protein that is found in most cows’ milk. Unlike lactose intolerance, this protein fragment has the potential to affect other parts of our body too, causing also skin conditions. Lactose intolerance will only affect the stomach. A2milk is still a regular milk, therefore not suitable if you’re lactose intolerant or allergic.

Believe me when I say it has changed my foodie life, making for me possible to enjoy all the dairy goodness I’ve been missing out for a while. Shortly after discovering the brand I’ve started collaborating with their awesome team to create recipes using A2milk. Did you know you can make your own ricotta? I’m crazy about this italian cheese and it’s featured in tons of my recipes. Thanks to a2milk I can  make all sorts of basic dairy products from scratch, from ice cream, to cheese, cream and of course butter.

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Now, back to the butter. You don’t need any sort of special equipment to make butter. You can even simply put the cream in a mason jar with a lid and shake like crazy until becomes butter.

But, If you plan on making butter on a regular basis, you definitely want the help of a kitchen appliance. I usually opt for a food processor. I have this one, and I like it because it does the job wonderfully. You can also use a stand mixer or even a blender.

Homemade butter takes only 10 min to prepare and requires very little effort. You need just one ingredient, whether you start from the milk as I did, or from fresh cream.

How To Make Homemade Butter

  • 3-4 lt whole organic milk ( I use a2Milk)
  • or 1/2 lt fresh double cream
  • Sea salt (optional)

How To Make Homemade Butter - Ready in 10 minutes only, making your own butter is easy, fun and tastes so much better! Easy step-by-step tutorial from thepetitecook.com

Start by turning the milk into cream. Bring the milk to a soft boil until foamy, and collect with a slotted spoon the fats rising at the top. You may need to boil at least 3-4 liters to have a fair amount of cream. Store the collected fats in a clean container and refrigerate for 1 day. The cream will look chunky, give it a quick blend and it will become smooth and creamy, and ready to use.

Pull the cream out of the fridge a couple hours before you start making butter.

Place the cream into the food processor or blender and start blending on low-speed, gradually reaching the high-speed setting.

The cream will go through several different stages before finally turning into butter.

How To Make Homemade Butter - Ready in 10 minutes only, making your own butter is easy, fun and tastes so much better! Easy step-by-step tutorial from thepetitecook.com

First it thickens and turns into whipped cream.

How To Make Homemade Butter - Ready in 10 minutes only, making your own butter is easy, fun and tastes so much better! Easy step-by-step tutorial from thepetitecook.com

Then becomes a slightly chunky whipped cream.

How To Make Homemade Butter - Ready in 10 minutes only, making your own butter is easy, fun and tastes so much better! Easy step-by-step tutorial from thepetitecook.com

And finally,the fat particles will break and the butterfat will separate from the buttermilk.

How To Make Homemade Butter - Ready in 10 minutes only, making your own butter is easy, fun and tastes so much better! Easy step-by-step tutorial from thepetitecook.com

Pour the buttermilk through a strainer and save it back for making delicious pancakes.

Keep the butter in the food processor, and add in about 2 cups of very cold water.

How To Make Homemade Butter - Ready in 10 minutes only, making your own butter is easy, fun and tastes so much better! Easy step-by-step tutorial from thepetitecook.com

Blend again to “wash” the butter ( this method will help your butter stay fresh longer), and strain any water. Repeat this process a couple of times.

How To Make Homemade Butter - Ready in 10 minutes only, making your own butter is easy, fun and tastes so much better! Easy step-by-step tutorial from thepetitecook.com

Press the butter well with a spoon to remove any leftover buttermilk, and pat dry.

Transfer the butter over a sheet of cling film, shape in a log, wrap it and store in the fridge until ready to use. You can also use traditional molds to shape your butter.

How to Store and Use Homemade Butter

Store your homemade butter in the fridge for up to one week, or simply freeze half the amount, so you can always have it at hand. I love butter simply spread on toast, or I use it to make bechamel sauce for this lasagna cupcakes, or bake these incredible italian cookies! If you love baking desserts, you may also use this in butter icing for frosting cakes and cupcakes. To add extra flavor, mix in minced garlic,, fresh aromatic herbs or just a pinch of sea salt  and pepper.

How To Make Homemade Butter - Ready in 10 minutes only, making your own butter is easy, fun and tastes so much better! Easy step-by-step tutorial from thepetitecook.com

I hope you start making your own butter after seeing how easy it is! If you do give it a try, please leave a comment below and let me know how you liked it! Or even better, take a picture, tag it #thepetitecook and share it on Instagram! Looking at your yummy creations always makes me smile 🙂

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How To Make Homemade Butter
 
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Recipe type: Basic
Cuisine: International
Serves: 2 cups
Ingredients
  • 3-4 lt whole organic milk ( I use a2Milk)
  • or ½ lt fresh double cream
  • Sea salt (optional)
Instructions
  1. Start by turning the milk into cream. Bring the milk to a soft boil until foamy, and collect with a slotted spoon the fats rising at the top. You may need to boil at least 3-4 liters to have a fair amount of cream. Store the collected fats in a clean container and refrigerate for 1 day. The cream will look chunky, give it a quick blend and it will become smooth and creamy, and ready to use.
  2. Pull the cream out of the fridge a couple hours before you start making butter.
  3. Place the cream into the food processor or blender and start blending on low speed, gradually reaching high speed.
  4. The cream will go through several different stages before finally turning into butter.
  5. First it thickens and turns into whipped cream.
  6. Then becomes a slightly chunky whipped cream.
  7. And finally,the fat particles will break and the butterfat will separate from the buttermilk.
  8. Pour the buttermilk into a strainer and save it back for making delicious pancakes.
  9. Keep the butter in the food processor, and add in about 2 cups of very cold water.
  10. Blend again to "wash" the butter ( this method will help your butter stay fresh longer), and strain any water. Repeat this process a couple of times.
  11. Press the butter well with a wooden spoon to remove any leftover buttermilk, and pat dry.
  12. Transfer the butter over a sheet of cling film, shape in a log, wrap it and store in the fridge until ready to use. You can also use traditional molds to shape your butter.
  13. Store in the fridge for up to 1 week.

This post is sponsored by A2Milk. I am a huge fan of this brand and I’m really proud to collaborate with their team. I use a2Milk regularly and I can’t recommend it enough. Thank you for supporting the brands that support The Petite Cook!

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