Fancy a family fun competition? Make some Butter!

Making butter is easy as 1-2-3!

Store bought butters are delish, but it doesn’t give you the satisfaction of your very own homemade butter. So, if you’re on the lookout of a fun activity to get a little competitive with your family and friends, look no further! We’ve got you covered with a butter making competition!

Try this out with your fellow family members and friends at your next brunch or even at a kid’s birthday party! First to finish get’s first dibs at breakfast!

All you need is:

  • Heavy whipping cream

  • Jar (with tight lid) that is bigger than the cream content - this will allow extra room for the cream to churn

  • Large bowl of water with ice

  • Salt to taste
    N.b you can also use a hand mixer or blender to do this but what is the fun in that with no flexing involved.

Now for the fun part:

  1. Fill up the jar half way with cream and seal with lid securely

  2. Start shaking the jar until you start to notice there are some solids/curdles forming. Shake away until you can hear a sloshing sound followed by something more solid hitting the side of the jar (All you are doing here is separating the butter fat from the liquid)

  3. Once butter solidifies and the liquid separates; pour out the liquid (buttermilk) and voila! You’ve just churned your own butter the old school way, AND made some buttermilk in the process! What a win!!

  4. Strain and remove the solid butter from the jar into a bowl and pour over ice water.

  5. Use a spatula/fork to push the butter down. This will cause any liquid left in the butter to come to the top surface. Discard the ice water, repeat the process until ice water comes clear.

  6. Strain and pat dry with a paper towel if needed.

  7. Season with salt to taste.

Some special tips:

  • You can store this butter in the fridge and use it for 1-2 weeks.

  • You can also use a hand mixer or blender to do this (just whip the cream until it curdles) but what is the fun in that with no flexing involved?

  • Buttermilk is ideal for cooking or drinking fresh. See our recipe page HERE for Buttermilk Scones

This can be a great team building competition (or even pre-brunch challenge!) to see who makes the best butter in terms of speed, balance between the salt and butter. And a bonus round of what they can make with the buttermilk!

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