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Easy Homemade Butter

Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Author Coco and Ash


  • Stand Mixer, hand mixer, or mason jar


  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt (leave out for unsalted butter)


  • Add your heavy cream to a bowl or the bowl of your stand mixer.
  • Beat on low speed then increase to medium as the cream thickens and makes less of a splash.
  • You'll notice the cream will turn to whipped cream. Keep beating past this step to make butter.
  • The cream will then separate into a liquid and chunky solids. The liquid is your buttermilk. The solids are the butter.
  • Strain the everything over a bowl to catch the buttermilk if you plan on keeping it.
  • While the butter is still in the strainer, rinse it with cold water while stirring it. This will remove any excess buttermilk and give you a longer shelf-life for you butter.
  • You can now add in the salt, or any other seasonings you'd like!