DIY whipped butter

Having a child has made me truly think about my food and what’s in it.  I decide to make all Chandler’s food because I couldn’t wrap my brain around how a can of chicken and rice sitting on a shelf in a grocery store for months could ever be healthy for my baby.  I need my chicken to have a shelf life of three days and that shelf needs to be in my refrigerator.

That took me to thinking about foods we eat everyday starting with the milk expiring after only 5-7 days in my refrigerator, cream cheese going bad after 1week and the list goes on.

I’m making an attempt to do what I can with growing my own vegetables, making my beloved mozzarella and jam and a few other things.  Not only is it safer and healthier but it’s so much fresher and will last many weeks longer, the taste is incredibly better and it’s cheaper so for me it’s a no brainer.

So enters the easiest, lightest, creamiest whipped butter EVER!

Ingredients:

1qt heavy whipping cream
3/4 tsp salt

Kitchen tools
Kitchenaid- or any high powered mixer
Several towels-gets messy

Directions:

 Add the cream and salt to the mixer and drape the towels over the mixer.  Using the paddle, mix on high.  (the towels are VERY necessary during several stages, this mix makes a mess)

Continue to whip on high………..

The cream will first turn into a whipped cream then will begin to separate

After continued mixing, the cream will be the consistency of churned butter.  If you prefer churned butter, you can stop at this stage.  If that is the case, you will have a delightful buttermilk in addition to the butter.  Using a strainer, strain the butter over a bowl removing the butter milk.  Press the remaining buttermilk out of the butter and form into a ball.  Run the ball of butter over cold water until the water runs clear.  You can refrigerate the buttermilk in an airtight container for two weeks.

To continue with whipped butter, mix until all the liquid is removed and the butter is the consistency of frosting.  The total mixing time is 25-30 minutes.

The end result is a soft and fluffy whipped butter with an amazingly pure taste.

Enjoy!

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7 Comments

  1. October 8, 2015 / 2:55 pm

    OMG this looks so yummy! Thank you for sharing your recipe! 2 years ago my hubby and I became seafood, grain-free vegetarians (we don't eat meat other than seafood). We did it for the very reason you state in this blog post…processed foods! Our doctor suggested we consider it because my hubby was borderline diabetic (heritage related, he's an average sized male). Well changing how we eat did the trick! He is the only one in his family without diabetes. (Mother, Father and both siblings!) My husband is no longer borderline diabetic, YEA!!! I know this may be TMI…but I just wanted to reinforce the importance of what you're saying to your subbies! It truly can be "life changing"!! Great post and thanks again for sharing!

    • October 13, 2015 / 4:09 am

      Hi Myra, it's amazing how changing your diet truly affects how your body works as a system. Good thing your husband took his doctors suggestion seriously, diabetes is no joke. My husband wants to go vegan for 30 days, although I'm not much of a meat eater giving up my coffee with cream will be a bit of a challenge 😐 so I may just join him with my vegetarian version.

  2. October 8, 2015 / 5:20 pm

    I'm going to try this. My son loves butter and he is very picky about the taste.

  3. October 13, 2015 / 5:43 pm

    I love this Nikki! Thank you for sharing. I have been making baby's food as well, and now that he is eating almost everything we eat, it has been eye-opening to see the shift in our eating habits as well. I can't believe our little ones are ! already! I remember you had Chandler a couple days before I had my baby boy! Continue to be awesome mama!! http://sewsincity.com

  4. November 15, 2015 / 4:52 pm

    I'm really excited to try this, as I love butter on everything.

  5. January 25, 2016 / 11:02 pm

    Thank you for sharing your recipe! I will definitely try this out in the near future. I love butter and I've been looking for alternatives. I didn't realize how simple and easy it was to make!

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