Making your own butter is amazingly simple and easy – and it’s much better for you than store-bought butter! Here is a super-simple homemade organic butter recipe to try.
It’s amazing to me how few people make their own butter! Butter is one of the more expensive dairy products on supermarket shelves, but unlike, say, cheese (which often requires special equipment and cultures), butter is actually one of the simplest things to make at home.
Homemade butter can also be made a lot healthier than the kind you typically buy in the store. As with anything you cook yourself, when you make your own butter, you can control what’s in it.
You can choose organic milk from grass-fed cows for a more vitamin-rich product free from added hormones and antibiotics. If you have access to it, you can even use raw cream which contains healthy enzymes.
Here’s how to make your own homemade organic butter – just 2 ingredients:
Homemade Organic Butter
2 cups organic heavy cream
sea salt, to taste
- Pour cream into food processor and process for about 10 minutes. It will turn to a thick whipped cream first.
- Continue processing until it turns grainy and separate into butter and butter milk. Drain buttermilk from butter.
- Scrape butter from the sides. Put in a clean bowl. Place your butter into a colander and strain off the buttermilk.
- Rinse the butter with cold water, gently turning the butter with a spoon while the cold water runs over it until the water runs clear.
- When the butter is clean, squeeze additional liquid from butter using wooden paddles or spoons to smash butter and pour off liquid.
- You can keep it in a jar or bowl, and store it in the fridge, or the freezer. This type of butter can last for several weeks in the fridge, or months in the freezer, before going bad.
For some delicious ideas for making flavored compound butters with your fresh butter, check out the full recipe at RealFarmacy.com.