If you're like most people, you probably use butter on a fairly regular basis. Of course there are plenty of great things you can do with butter, but in this project, we're gonna be making it.
For this project, I picked up a gallon of fresh cow's milk right from the cow. I let this jug sit in the fridge overnight, and here you can see a faint line where the cream is risen to the top. Now if you don't have access to a cow, you'll still be able to do this with a heavy cream or whipping cream like this. We need to separate the cream from the milk. We can use something like a ladle to skim it off, and transfer it to another container like a wide-mouth Mason jar. Let's go ahead and put the lid back on, making sure it's nice and tight.
And at this point, it's time to churn the cream into butter, so start shaking. Now you're gonna have to shake it a lot, and it only takes a few seconds to realize this is gonna be an amazing workout. But if standing around shaking cream isn't your thing, see if you can get a friend to do it for you, or give it to your kids and let them work out some energy. You could even take it with you on your morning jog.
After shaking your cream vigorously for about three minutes, you'll notice that it's transformed into a light and fluffy whipped cream. Now feel free to take a three-minute break. This will actually make the process go a lot smoother, and you're probably gonna need it.
But when you get back to shaking, shake that cream as violently as you can. The harder and faster you shake, the sooner you'll feel the cream break. And when everything starts sloshing around in the jar, you're done.
This time when you look inside, you'll see a big blob of human-powered homemade butter. The leftover liquid is traditional buttermilk and can be used for baking. My wife used this buttermilk to make a batch of these whole-wheat buttermilk waffles. With the buttermilk drained off, you should be left with a beautiful ball of golden yellow butter.
Let's compare the highest rate of butter we found at the store to the butter we just made. Can you see the difference?
Now if you're like me, you'll probably wanna eat your butter right away, and that's ok. But if you add just a pinch of salt, it'll help it last longer, and make it a little more savory. I mixed in some local organic honey and a few other ingredients to make delicious honey butter, which, by the way, taste incredible on your buttermilk waffles.
Well, there are few ideas to support a healthier lifestyle by shaking cream into butter. If you like this project, perhaps you'll like some of my others. Check them out at thekingofrandom.com.
- 「經常」- On A Regular Basis
If you're like most people, you probably use butter on a fairly regular basis.