How to Make Homemade Butter

How to Make Homemade Butter


Servings 4
Time Needed Prep
Ingredients 3
Difficulty Easy

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  • 300 ml Cream
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Water

Nutrition Information

Qty per
76g serve
Qty per
Energy 1136cal 1500cal
Protein 1.63g 2.15g
Fat (total) 23g 31g
 - saturated 14.5g 19.1g
Carbohydrate 2.22g 2.93g
 - sugars 2.22g 2.93g
Dietary Fibre 0g 0g
Sodium 320mg 423mg

Nutritional information does not include the following ingredients: Water

Please Note - Nutritional information is provided as a guide only and may not be accurate.

Now before I begin to teach you How to Make Homemade Butter, let me explain WHY I made butter at home.

Two words – Amazing Race!

Yes they made butter from cream on one of their shows a few years ago. I had about 300ml of cream close to the use by date in the fridge and thought I’d give it a go. And you know what – it was FUN AND it tastes great!!!

So here’s how I did it.

Is it frugal? – well probably not, unless you can get cream for free.


  1. In a glass jar or similar, pour in the cream and with a set of electric beaters beat until thick, then keep going.

  2. The mixture should go that lovely light yellow colour of butter and look like it has curdled.

  3. Add a splash of cold water (roughly 2 tbsp.) and a pinch of salt and mix well with a spoon.

  4. Put the mixture into a sieve and with clean hands gently 'push' the liquid out of the butter.

  5. This liquid is Buttermilk. You can use it in pancakes and muffins.

  6. Keep rolling the butter around with clean hands very gently until you have removed as much of the liquid as possible (if you leave the buttermilk in the butter - it will spoil very quickly!).

  7. Place in a sealed container in the fridge.

Recipe Hints and Tips:

  • Homemade Butter is not suitable to freeze.

But sometimes it’s just nice to know how to do these things! You never know when it’ll come in handy.

How to Make Homemade Butter

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Jody Allen

Jody is the founder and essence of Stay at Home Mum. An insatiable appetite for reading from a very young age had Jody harbouring dreams of being a pu...Read Moreblished author since primary school. That deep-seeded need to write found its way to the public eye in 2011 with the launch of SAHM. Fast forward 4 years and a few thousand articles Jody has fulfilled her dream of being published in print. With the 2014 launch of Once a Month Cooking and 2015's Live Well on Less, thanks to Penguin Random House, Jody shows no signs of slowing down. The master of true native content, Jody lives and experiences first hand every word of advertorial she pens. Mum to two magnificent boys and wife to her beloved Brendan; Jody's voice is a sure fire winner when you need to talk to Mums. Read Less

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