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How to Make Homemade Butter in 10 minutes
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How to Make Homemade Butter In a Jar

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. 
Prep Time1 min
shaking10 mins
Total Time11 mins
Course: Garnish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Butter From Cream, Homemade Butter in a Jar, How to Make Butter
Servings: 10
Calories: 100kcal
Author: Happy Hooligans


  • 35 % m.f. cream also known as heavy cream or whipping cream
  • jar with a lid


  • Fill your jar half-way with cream.
  • Pop the lid on, and start shaking.
  • When the sloshing sounds stop, remove the lid, and check for whipped cream!
  • Pop the lid back on, and continue to shake until the mixture separates into buttermilk and butter.
  • Remove lump of butter (save the buttermilk for baking).
  • Rinse butter under cold water, kneading any buttermilk out of the butter.
  • Stir in a dash of salt if you wish.
  • 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.
  • Store in the fridge if keeping for more than one day.


Calories: 100kcal | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 1mg | Vitamin A: 50IU | Calcium: 2mg