Homemade Butter in a Jar

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As this crazy hot summer continues to keep us indoors more often than I’d like, I have been trying to find some simple, inexpensive and fun activities for my children and I to do together. We always love creating with food, so we decided to break out of our normal sweet food routine and go for something a little more savory. We decided to make our own Homemade Butter.

Don’t worry. You won’t need a churn. Just a few simple things you probably already have in your home!

You will need:

  • heavy cream (as much as you want, the more cream, the more butter you will make!)
  • pinch of salt (optional)
  • marble
  • jar or other tight sealing container

First, you will take your heavy cream and pour it into a jar with a pinch of salt. (I used a plastic freezer jam jar, but any tight sealing jar or container will work.) Add the marble.

And then shake it vigorously.

Keep shaking. And shake some more. Be sure to involve your children in this part!

After about 15 minutes of shaking, the sides of your jar will start to become clean.

And after another 5 minutes of shaking or so, you should be done shaking!

When you open the container, you will see that there is a solid part and a liquid part. The easiest way to finish the butter making process is to take the solid part out of the container and squeeze the excess liquid out with your (clean) hands. Then it should look like butter!

If you put it in the fridge for a bit, it will harden up just a bit more and will be the texture, consistency and taste of butter! YUMMY!

Who knew making butter was so easy?! And you will get a bicep workout in the process.

Happy Crafting!


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