Homemade Butter

This in one of those things that has been on my “Kitchen Bucket List” for a long time.  The thought that I could make butter myself, with my KitchenAid, was such a cool idea for me.  Whipping cream and salt are the only ingredients, and it really is something you can make in less than 15 minutes.

Now it isn’t something I would make everyday, but it is definitely something I will make again for special occasion dinners!  Or maybe last minute to add to our Christmas Preserve Baskets???



As I mentioned above, the only ingredients used are whipping cream and salt.


I poured the whipping cream into the bowl of my stand mixer.


And used the “whisk” attachment for this.


You can see that after only a few minutes, it is already starting to thicken.


The next stage that needs to be reached is for it to be whipped into whipping cream.


These next few pictures show it as it is turning into the butter.



This next picture is where it starts to splash as it separates from whipping cream into butter and buttermilk.


In this picture you can see that all of the “butter” has made it’s way into the whisk attachment. I added the salt and whisked it to combine.


Then I detached the whisk from the KitchenAid and scraped the now butter onto a sheet of parchment paper.


I shaped it into a little block.


Rinsed it with cold water, and then I had a cute little block of Homemade Butter.  Now I am going to have to bake some bread to enjoy it with!


The liquid  that’s left in the stand mixer bowl is buttermilk, so I put it in a plastic container to use in recipes.



Homemade Butter

Preparation Time: 15 minutes  Servings: about 1 cup of butter


  • 500 ml container whipping cream
  • 1/8 tsp. salt


  1. Pour whipping cream into bowl of stand mixer.
  2. Using whisk attachment, start to beat whipping cream.
  3. Continue beating whipping cream until it separates and the “butter” clumps in the middle of the whisk (as per picture above).
  4. Add the salt and beat again, just to combine.
  5. Remove whisk attachment and scrape butter out of it.
  6. Shape butter into block and rinse with cold water.
  7. Place in butter dish and enjoy.
  8. Note: the liquid left over in the bowl is buttermilk you can save to use in other recipes.



6 thoughts on “Homemade Butter

  1. My cousin used to do this with kids at the daycare where she worked. I think they put the ingredients into mason jars and shook them to make butter. I keep meaning to try it myself, I think I like your method with th mixer…it seems like less work, lol.

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