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Make your own butter

As I get older I find more and more pride in making things from scratch and being a DIYer.¬† I love trying to make new things and I won’t lie, sometimes it just doesn’t work, or taste good and I know I won’t ever make it again. But this butter is not like that. It was fun for the kids and it was quick and easy to make.

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This is a two ingredient project- Heavy Whipping Cream and a jar that seals tightly.

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Fill your jar half full of the heavy whipping cream and put your lid on tight.

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Then shake, shake, shake!

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And shake some more!

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After a couple of minutes of shaking open it up and take a look- You will find Whip cream! Take a little taste and then put your lid back on!

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And shake, shake, shake!

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And shake some more!

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One thing that the kids thought was really funny was that when you first start shaking it, it sloshes around. Then after a few minutes it really thickens up and for a moment you don’t hear anything but just keep shaking! But then! You start hearing it sloshing around again because the buttermilk starts to separate from the butter!

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Pour the buttermilk into a separate cup- You can use this for another recipe! Then you have to rinse the butter. Yes, I said rinse the butter! It felt weird to take a mound of butter and smoosh it through my fingers as I rinsed it, but that is what I was told to do! And look what we made out of it!

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I have to say that I was a little unsure of how it would taste. I guess I was thinking it might taste like I put whip cream on my bread, but it didn’t! It tasted like BUTTER! (surprise!)

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I will be making this again, that is for sure! We all liked it and I look forward to trying it again!

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