Rocky Mountain Cooking

Homemade Butter

Nothing better than a good loaf of crusty bread, homemade butter and homemade strawberry jam!

Nothing better than a good loaf of crusty bread, homemade butter and homemade strawberry jam!

So who doesn’t like butter? It’s kinda up there in everyone loves bacon department. Everything is better with butter. I always laugh when they say “don’t eat butter, processed butter products are so much better for you, especially the one’s that lower your cholesterol”. In my book, anything that is processed is bad for you in so many ways.  How much butter do you really eat in one sitting anyhow? Really, not enough to be a problem. Go ahead and enjoy a little butter! So, for another addition to my “don’t buy it, make it” section you will hopefully never buy butter again! It’s so easy, you may even giggle.

Making homemade butter is so simple that it doesn’t even require a recipe. Two ingredients, cheese cloth and a food processor.

1 pint of heavy whipping cream

pinch of salt (optional)

Food processor

Cheese cloth

Put the heavy whipping cream and a pinch of salt in the food processor and turn it on high. Let it run for 5-6 minutes. That’s it. It’s kinda cool to watch it go through all the stages to the ultimate butter. Liquid, whipped cream and then butter. The picture below is what it looks like when the butter is complete. Once it reaches this point, gather a large bowl and a strainer. Line the strainer with cheese cloth and drain off the butter milk. Squeeze out any additional butter milk. Transfer to a container that is suitable for the refrigerator. That’s it! What’s even better, you have fresh butter milk. Why not make some butter milk biscuits to go along with the beautiful butter?

I haven’t bought fake butter in years. You can do anything that you normally do with butter. You can even freeze it. For this post, I used 1 1/2 pints of whipping cream, which yielded a little less than two cups of butter milk and about a cup of butter! Two recipes for the price of one! Pretty awesome… I hope that I have convinced you that making homemade butter is a no brainer and like 1000 times better tasting than store bought!


After 5-6 minutes in the food processor, the butter will separate from the buttermilk. It looks like this and is ready to be transferred to the cheese cloth.

After all the butter milk is drained off, you end up with this beautiful butter ball!

Here is the actual butter milk. You can use it just like you would store bought except it’s better! Trust me on this on…

What’s even better, you can make it organic if you wish! At my store, organic whipping cream is cheaper than the regular kind.

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