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How to make butter

How to Make Butter

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: About 3/4 cup (180 g) 1x


Wondering how to make butter? Turns out, it takes just 2 ingredients to make this creamy and rich spread.


  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt, plus more to taste (optional)


  1. Place the cream in the bowl of a stand mixer and attach the paddle attachment. Mix on medium high speed for 10 to 15 minutes, curdled looking and thickened.
  2. Increase the speed to to high and beat another 2 to 3 minutes until separated into solid and liquid parts. Remove the butter solids to a jar or bowl, and discard the liquid.
  3. Stir in the salt. Store refrigerated in a sealed container for up to 3 weeks.
  • Category: Dairy
  • Method: Mixed
  • Cuisine: Dairy
  • Diet: Vegetarian