Thursday, April 26, 2012

Homemade Flavored Butter

You might recall almost two weeks ago when I mentioned how inspired I was by Kate of Longest Acres to make my own butter. Well, I finally did it! I bought some heavy cream and made my own butter! I can't even describe how proud I was of myself at that very moment when the whipped cream became butter. I decided to add some flavor to my homemade butter too. Read on to learn how to make your own...

What you'll need:
  • heavy cream
  • salt
  • immersion hand blender
  • bowl
  • your choice of ingredients for flavoring (optional)
Using my hand blender, I whipped the cream until it turned to whipped cream. After about 15-20 minutes, the whipped cream "broke" into butter. I could tell this had happened because all of a sudden the smooth whipped cream formed two substances: the chunky butter and the buttermilk. You can see this in the photo below...
If you've never made butter before, I strongly urge you to read Kate's post about this process as well. She's definitely more skilled than I am and shares a lot of helpful tips.

I then drained the buttermilk from the butter. I tried to squeeze as much of the buttermilk out as possible. 

At this point, I added a little salt because I prefer my butter salted. I then got my flavoring ingredients ready. I chopped strawberries and sun dried tomatoes and I zested an orange.

I divided my butter into 3 parts and added the ingredients. I have no specific measurements for this because I just added them until I liked the taste. I found that the strawberry was difficult to mix and didn't have a especially strong taste. The orange was good but my favorite was definitely the sun dried tomato.

I wrapped a little of each flavor in parchment paper for my Mom to try. Don't you think these would make perfect little gifts?


  1. I will definitely have to try this sometime. And I must say, that owl spatula is the cutest spatula I've ever seen!

  2. I want to try all of these! yum!


  3. Replies
    1. It was almost like a little science experiment. Haha.

  4. Yes those would make great gifts.
    Sounds tasty.
    Pretty blog, glad I just found it.

  5. That strawberry butter looks amazing. I am going to try it out with some sour cherry toast this weekend.

  6. I love the added flavors! If you want your butter to last longer it is best to wash the butter! Once you drain the buttermilk off as much as you can put some cold water in with the butter and squeeze the butter in the water and this will get the last of the buttermilk out, Drain and repeat till the water comes out clean!

  7. How the heck did I miss this?! Looks/sounds sooo good! Honey/almond would make a nice combo, too.. (I'd love to be able to replicate my favorite honey/almond butter).