This is a perfect “project” or job, if you prefer, for your kiddos to do on Thanksgiving Day…or heck, anytime that you need butter and want to keep them busy! It’s great for all ages and fascinating to watch. Plus, there is the added satisfaction of eating something YOU created.
What You Need:
- Heavy Whipping Cream – Less than a cup if you want a small amount of butter
- Container with a lid – Glass jars or plastic containers with a good lid work well. Again, if you are wanting a small amount, aim for the baby food jars or the small plastic snack containers.
- Measuring cup
- 1-3 marbles – Optional…they make the process go faster, but if you want them to work harder, don’t use them! 😉
Step 1: Prepare your small container. Make sure it is clean and will handle liquid being tossed around in it. You DO NOT want to find out that it is not a good container when it is in the middle of a crazy shake fest and the heavy cream starts to fly out. No bueno! I have been saving a small glass baby food jar just for this and not I can not find it, so a small snack container will have to do.
Step 2: Measure Heavy Whipping Cream and pour into bowl. We used a half cup for this container and that should work for baby food jars, too.
Step 3: Optional: Add 1 -3 clean marbles. This will help speed up the process. I used 1 when my daughter was doing it by herself to help her out.
Step 4: Secure lid and shake for 10-15 minutes. Have the kiddos show you their shake dance! lol And make sure to take a peek at the butter creating process once or twice. We had to let some air out every now and then with the plastic container.
She’s in mid Shake Dance…hard to get a clear picture! lol
Step 5: Once it is done, the butter should be a thickness that you like. There will be some fluid in it and you can pour this out.
Step 6: Shake it up a little more to smooth it out.
Step 7: Make some of your favorite rolls and spread it on top…or however else you want to use it! Store the butter in your fridge until it is needed. I love this soft butter!
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