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Dean's Homemade Butter

Monica AlgaeCal
How to make Butter from leftover Cream!
Prep Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast
Servings 1 container
Calories 821 kcal


  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • water cold


  • 1/2 tbsp salt


  • 1 stand mixer, hand mixer, or whisk
  • 1 large bowl
  • 1 strainer


  • Take 1 cup of organic whipping cream and place into a large electric mixer. If using a hand mixer or mixing by hand, place into a large bowl.
  • If using an electric mixer, set on low speed, then raise to medium speed. If using a hand mixer, turn on low and then raise to medium speed. Or if by hand, whisk away! (About 2 minutes)
  • Once most of the whipping cream has turned solid, take a strainer and pour the remaining cream through it. Either into a bowl or cup. This excess cream is called buttermilk! You can save it and use it in baking or drink it! (It’s delicious).
  • Once your butter has been separated from the buttermilk, rinse with cold water to get rid of the remaining buttermilk. Repeat until the water runs clear. * Removing the excess buttermilk prevents your butter from going sour.
  • Place your homemade butter in a container or butter dish! (Use within 2-3 weeks) Enjoy!
  • Optional addition: Add 1/2 tsp. of salt to your butter and mix well before placing into your butter dish.


Use organic ingredients whenever possible.


Calories: 821kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 4gFat: 88gSaturated Fat: 54gCholesterol: 326mgSodium: 3578mgPotassium: 178mgVitamin A: 3500IUVitamin C: 1.4mgCalcium: 155mg
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