How To Make Butter from Scratch

Use the highest quality cream to make awesomely delicious butter at home
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Use the highest quality cream to make awesomely delicious butter at home. Be sure to check out The Daily Meal's Video page for the how-to video.

4
Servings
411
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 pint high quality heavy cream
  • 2 Teaspoons Kosher or sea salt

Directions

In a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment pour the cream into the bowl and turn on to medium speed (to avoid splashing). Once the cream starts to thicken, turn up the speed to high.

Whip on high until the milk solids separate from the whey, this many take several minutes. The cream will look chunky and when liquid starts to splatter out of the bowl, you’ll know its time to stop the mixer.

Strain whey from the solid and begin to press the excess liquid out of the butter. Squeeze as much liquid as possible from the butter, this will make the texture better and the butter will last longer.  

Add salt and fold into the butter, distributing it evenly. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
44g
68%
Sugar
3g
N/A
Saturated Fat
27g
100%
Cholesterol
163mg
54%
Protein
2g
5%
Carbs
3g
1%
Vitamin A
490µg
54%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
3.6%
Vitamin C
0.7mg
1.2%
Vitamin D
0.8µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
1mg
6%
Vitamin K
4µg
5%
Calcium
78mg
8%
Folate (food)
5µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
5µg
1%
Magnesium
8mg
2%
Monounsaturated
13g
N/A
Phosphorus
74mg
11%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
89mg
3%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
7.7%
Sodium
277mg
12%
Zinc
0.3mg
1.8%