We love butter at my house.
Rich and creamy it goes on just about everything. Because we are trying to make as much as we can from scratch, I took it upon myself to start making my own butter a few months back. Boy did it turn out yummy and my whole family prefers it over the store bought version.
Did I mention yet that it’s really easy?
All I did was pour whipping cream into my Kitchenaid mixer with the whipping attachment and let it go.
Eventually it gets to the whipped cream stage but instead of stopping you just keep on whipping the cream. It looks seriously delicious and truth be told I’d be lying if I said I don’t indulge a little at this point.
A few minutes later though the butter emerges from the buttermilk and 2 heavenly concoctions are born.
At this point I poured off the buttermilk into a pitcher and rinsed off the butter. Rinsing the butter is very therapeutic for me because I kneaded it while rinsing with cold water. After it was thoroughly rinsed and no more buttermilk came out of the butter (very important so that the butter doesn’t go rancid quickly) I put it in a bowl and added a little bit of salt.
This is hands down the best buttermilk I have ever had. It’s light and sweet and oh so much better than cultured buttermilk. The butter itself tastes wonderful. So creamy and delicious and perfect for those of us who are butter addicts.
If you want to make butter at home for yourself it’s really easy and I highly recommend it. All you need is heavy whipping cream and a mixer. If you don’t have a stand mixer you can still make it using a hand mixer.