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Homemade Butter

"You can make great tasting butter at home just by putting heavy cream in a food processor and running it till it turns into butter."
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10 m servings 103 cals
Original recipe yields 16 servings (1 cup butter)


  • Calories:
  • 103 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 11 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 0.8g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 0.6 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 48 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Pour cream into a food processor or blender. Process for 10 minutes, or until the butter separates. Strain off the liquid. Season to taste with salt if you like. Press butter into a small bowl with the back of a spoon to further remove liquid.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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I love homemade butter. I was surprised this recipe did not give any hints for what to do after your done blending - make sure you rinse the buttermilk out of the butter with cold running wate...

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This was not even half as easy or delicious as everyone else makes it sound. How disappointing... I'd like to try again, but I'm going to look up a more detailed set of instructions. Some of the...

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I love homemade butter. I was surprised this recipe did not give any hints for what to do after your done blending - make sure you rinse the buttermilk out of the butter with cold running wate...

I would give this ten stars if I could! It was sooooo easy, and probably cheaper than buying butter. I had a little carton of heavy cream sitting in my refrigerator, so I decided to see if it ...

This is for Sunny. There are butter presses made to press the excess water out of home-churned butter, but I'm not sure if they're worth the expense. We just take a flat spatula/pancake turner...

Homemade butter really is this easy - you can use any electric mixer or even an egg beater if you want to build some muscles. I put the lump of butter in a cheesecloth/muslin then squeeze out t...

I just finished making this, and let me tell ya, I will not buy real butter at the store anymore!!! I followed the recipe except I didn't have a food processor so I used my Kitchen Aid mixer on ...

Wow, pretty darn amazing to watch the transformation! This was my first attempt at making butter and I was kind of surprised that it actually worked! Once done, I rinsed the butter several times...

This recipe is cheaper than buying butter if you pour off the liquid and set it to the side to make your own buttermilk...rinse butter as some have stated to keep it from going rancid..the reser...

We churn butter for holiday dinners using my grandmother's Daisy churn. We have learned along the way. Thoroughly rinsing your butter will make it last longer -- otherwise it gets an off/sour t...

This is a great recipe! I got 1/2 gallon of heavy cream from a neighborhood store for $2.99! (I may go buy the rest of his stock before he realizes he could charge a lot more). I ended up with 2...