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Did you know that you can make homemade butter in a mason jar mason jar? All you need is a mason jar, some heavy cream and salt to make homemade butter!
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Homemade butter may seem like a silly thing to get excited over but making homemade butters, jams and condiments like this have always fascinated me and when I learned how to make Homemade Butter in a Mason Jar, I just kind of fell in love with it.
Of course, I’m not making all of our butter like this but it’s a fun little experiment to do and I actually do like to use this method to make flavored butters!
What you’ll need for Homemade Butter in a Mason Jar: (amounts below in recipe)
- heavy cream
- mason jar with lid
So, How do you make Homemade Butter in a Mason Jar?
Making butter at home in a mason jar is super easy! Make sure that you have a jar with a lid, some heavy cream and some salt if you want salted butter. If you’re trying to make unsalted butter you just need a mason jar with a lid and heavy cream.
Fill the jar half way with the heavy cream. You want to have enough room to shake the cream to make the butter so don’t fill it up too high.
Then, if you’re making salted butter, add a sake or two of salt to the heavy cream that’s in the jar.
Screw on the lid and it’s time to make butter.
I like to use the drinking mason jars with the handles to make butter because it gives me something extra to hold on to while I’m shaking the jar. I know I’ve ready some posts and recipes where it only took people 5 minutes of shaking to make butter that I can’t do that.
They must be some serious jar shaker because it takes me at least 15 minutes of shaking the jar to get butter and the handle just makes it easier for me to keep a grip on it.
Plus, I don’t want my toddler to knock it out of my hand while he’s trying to crawl all over me. haha
First it’ll turn into whipped cream. This is normally what I get about 10 minutes into shaking the jar.
Whipped cream is wonderful but salted whipped cream just isn’t what we’re going for here.
Screw the top back on and shake, shake, shake.
Soon you’ll start to notice that the sound coming from the jar is turning into more of a thud with a bit of sloshing. This is the butter milk sloshing about on the butter that’s forming in the jar.
When it’s done, it’ll look like this.
Butter covered in buttermilk.
Pour the butter and buttermilk into a bowl.
Pour off the buttermilk and use it for something else or pour it out.
Next, form the butter into a ball, massaging it to compress the extra butter milk out and pour cold water over it.
Keeping pouring water (and pouring it out) until the water that runs off the butter us clear.
Last by not least, place the butter on a dish or in a bowl and place it into the fridge.
You could also store it in a clean mason jar.
This butter is perfect on toast, biscuits, waffles and any other food that loves butter.
While I don’t plan on always making homemade butter for everything, it is a fun little experiment and my toddler seems to think it’s extra cool.
Also if you want to make some flavored butters just add those in before shaking. The first time I made homemade butter like this, I made a honey cinnamon version and it was wonderful!
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Homemade Butter in a Mason Jar
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