Trying to make butter

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by dixygirl, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. dixygirl

    dixygirl Songster

    May 14, 2008
    So I have thick cream in a jar and am rolling it. It became whipped cream very quickly within a few minutes. Now it separated to buttermilk and a congealed ball of thick stuff.
    But it does not seem quite as thick as butter yet. More like thick whipped cream. Also it is not yellow but white. Am I doing anything wrong?
  2. SandraMort

    SandraMort Songster

    Jul 7, 2008
    Is it room temp? Cold butter is much firmer than warm.
  3. fullhouse

    fullhouse Songster

    Apr 14, 2008
    You will get the butter in chunks and the thin liquid. Drain the butter milk off, put the chunks in a bowl. Press with a spoon to remove more liquid, add salt if you like. Put in fridge and it will get very hard. If you are using ultra pasturized cream it may never turn to butter.
  4. dixygirl

    dixygirl Songster

    May 14, 2008
    well i put sugar in it to make sweet whipped cream. Then after taking it out the fridge it was hard like real butter. So now i have sweet butter [​IMG]
  5. Ladysonja

    Ladysonja Songster

    Jul 29, 2008
    Porter, Texas
    Ok... I'm at loss... please tell/teach me what you used to make your butter?

    I would like to tell my cooking DH how to make butter.

    I though you had to use fresh cows milk to make butter... Did I miss something over the last 20 years?

    I'd love to learn... [​IMG]
  6. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    Quote:Yeah in the good old days that was the case - now you can't find milk with its cream still together, they sell you 2% or worse 1% [​IMG]
    Folks use cream now to make butter.
    I'd be interested to learn the method with a jar!
  7. Ellie

    Ellie Songster

    Aug 10, 2007
    Redding, Ca.
    When I had a cow, I used a jar and just shook it until the one part balled up (butter) and drained the liquid off. The kids had fun doing it.

  8. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

    Mar 3, 2008
    That's what KWYNN was telling me... put the milk in a jar then shake it til your arm falls off. [​IMG] I've never done it, but I'm going to see if I can get some extra fresh goat's milk to try it on. After I make yogurt with it. [​IMG]
  9. EllyMae

    EllyMae Songster

    If you shake it long enough, it will turn yellow. You will also have a thin milk like liquid left over. Just pour that off or whatever you want to do with it. Then press your butter into an air tight container. I taught my kids to do it last Thanksgiving and it took a while. It was also some delicious butter!
  10. Nuggetsowner:)

    Nuggetsowner:) Songster

    Aug 2, 2007
    OK, I know this might sound like a stupid question but is the liquid you pour off "buttermilk" or is it something different. I don't know much about the dairy thing. We have always bought milk at the store and believe it or not we all drink 1%. But this making butter thing seems like something I would like to try with my boys.

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