Here is a simple way to churn butter at home!
What goes better with warm homemade bread than creamy homemade butter? We were able to churn butter using an LEM Butter Churner that you can find at any of our 25 C-A-L Ranch Stores. Find a store.
We included a basic recipe for this blog, but other recipes are included also. Let’s begin!
Step one, open up your LEM Butter Churner. Buy this online
Step 2, the ingredients.
- 1 ¼ cups Whipping Cream or Heavy Whipping Cream
- Pinch of salt
(1 ¼ cups heavy cream will yield ½ cup of fresh butter)
*****To make a larger amount of churn butter, do it in separate batches. We tried to double it and churn it all at the same time because it looked like it would all fit in the jar. We soon realized that it takes a lot more churning time. When we split it up into 2 separate batches, it finished quicker. ******
- Remove the cream from the fridge and let stand at room temperature for 2 hours. (Note: If it is not at room temperature to start, it will be churning longer just to get it to room temperature.)
- While you are waiting for the cream to get to the right temperature, hand-wash all the parts of the butter churn with hot soapy water. Rinse it all in hot water and dry it thoroughly.
- Once the cream is ready, unscrew the lid and paddle from the butter churn. Pour the cream and salt into the jar. Replace the lid and paddles. Screw the lid on tight.
- Turn the handle to start the churning process.
- After a few minutes of churning, the cream will turn foamy.
- After 5-6 minutes, the cream will begin to thicken.
- After 8-10 minutes, the cream will be very thick. You will notice it will become more difficult to churn. Continue churning.
- It will continue getting more difficult to churn. Keep churning until it becomes easy again.
- At this point, the cream has turned into butter and will be a pale yellow. You will see that the butter has separated from the buttermilk.
- Pour off the buttermilk.
- With a rubber spatula, pat the butter back and forth in the jar to remove any remaining buttermilk.
- Rinse the butter with cold water and continue to pat dry to remove all the remaining buttermilk.
- Enjoy the butter on a slice of homemade bread (check out our Homemade Dutch Oven Bread at https://calranchblog.com/2017/07/27/dutch-oven-bread/)
- The freshly made churn butter can be kept in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
When you buy the LEM Butter Churn, a recipe for honey cinnamon butter, German herb butter, lemon herb butter, pecan brown sugar butter, and garlic butter are included in the instructions. Also, follow our Pinterest page for more churn butter recipes! Be brave and creative and try your own recipes. If you like them, share it with us!
You can find the LEM Butter Churner online here > https://www.calranch.com/lem-butter-churner.html
More recipes on our Pinterest page here > https://www.pinterest.com/calranch/home-canning-preserves/