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Homemade Butter Anyone?

Making delicious homemade butter is quick and easy! All you need is a clean jar (the Ball Jars are perfect for this), glass marbles, heavy whipping cream — music, and man-power, well, child-power!

Fill the jar about 3/4 full of cream.

Add two marbles to help with mixing and put the lid on. Double-check to make sure that the lid is on REALLY tight.

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It’s best to do this with two people so you can trade off and let your arm rest. After 5 minutes, you should have a a nice whipped topping.

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As more and more fat globules stick together, a lump of butter begins to form in a pool of buttermilk.

After about 10 minutes of shaking and dancing, you will hear a distinct “thud” as a ball of butter had formed in the jar.

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Drain off the liquid and you will be left with a beautiful batch of fresh, homemade butter. It’s a good idea to rinse the butter under cold water, kind of kneading it with your fingers to remove all of that buttermilk.

(The fresh, butter tastes delicious as it is, but you could add a pinch of salt if you like.)

So spread it on a piece of yummy cinnamon toast and let the kid's enjoy their jar shaking labors! It’s a great learning activity to do with your kids. Try it at home or in the classroom or even while camping or traveling.


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