Homemade butter is a wonderful treat as well as a rather enjoyable activity, and while perhaps a stretch to be considered a handicraft, it fits within our lifeskills/handicraft ideals we want our sons to know.
Homemade butter is a great activity to do while reading through a book series such as Little House on the Prarie .
How to Make Homemade Butter
Heavy Whipping Cream
Jar with lid (fun for the kids!)
Food processor (gets the job done with less work)
How to make butter by shaking:
Pour the cream into the jar – make sure the jar is large enough to give it room to move around. We started out with a small jar and ended up switching jars halfway through. After roughly 8 minutes of shaking the cream will have turned into a ball of butter!
How to make butter in a food processor or blender:
Pour the cream into the food processor and blend until a ball of butter forms.
After the butter forms in the jar or in the food processor:
You will have both the ball of butter and buttermilk – separate the two.
Then rinse off your butter with water.
Salt if desired and enjoy!
Making the butter was a really fun family activity that all members enjoyed – both the work of creating and most especially the enjoyment of.Related Posts: