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How to Make Homemade Butter in 10 minutes
How to Make Homemade Butter In a Jar
Prep Time
1 min
10 mins
Total Time
11 mins

Homemade butter that's rich and creamy and made in the funnest way possible! This classic process for making homemade butter in a jar is always a hit with the kids. 

Course: Garnish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Butter From Cream, Homemade Butter in a Jar, How to Make Butter
Servings: 10
Calories: 100 kcal
Author: Happy Hooligans
  • 35 % m.f. cream also known as heavy cream or whipping cream
  • jar with a lid
  1. Fill your jar half-way with cream.
  2. Pop the lid on, and start shaking.
  3. When the sloshing sounds stop, remove the lid, and check for whipped cream!
  4. Pop the lid back on, and continue to shake until the mixture separates into buttermilk and butter.
  5. Remove lump of butter (save the buttermilk for baking).
  6. Rinse butter under cold water, kneading any buttermilk out of the butter.
  7. Stir in a dash of salt if you wish.
  8. Your butter won't keep for long because there are no preservatives. If you're not eating all of it the first day, store in the fridge for another day or two.
  9. Store in the fridge if keeping for more than one day.
Nutrition Facts
How to Make Homemade Butter In a Jar
Amount Per Serving
Calories 100 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 1mg0%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Calcium 2mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.