Making your own butter

How yummy is butter? Especially on a piece of toast in winter!

Cheese and butter are Elva's speciality!

Did you know you can make your own butter at home and all it takes is a little bit of shaking?

What you’ll need:

- a glass jar with a lid

- heavy whipping cream

- a strainer

- a pinch of salt

- some bread to try your butter with!


1) Fill your glass jar half way with cream and screw the lid on

shake, shake, shake!

shake, shake, shake!

2) Shake the jar really hard, this will take about 20 minutes so you might want to take turns with your parents or friends!

3) Once a lump has formed pour the mixture into a strainer to get rid of the buttermilk

4) Rinse your butter lump under cold water and place back into the jar, add a little salt and mix gently

5) Spread your butter on the bread

6) Eat!

Did you know?

That butter is made from milk, but do you know where milk comes from?

From a cow!

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  1. Heidi
    Posted September 17, 2010 at 10:19 pm | Permalink

    This is really cool! Thanks Garth and Bev – going to try it tonight :D

  2. Garth & Bev
    Posted September 22, 2010 at 8:52 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Heidi, hope your arms don’t get too tired!