How To Make Butter From Cream

how to make butter from cream
Make homemade butter from cream!

Want to know how to make butter from cream? Really, there isn't anything easier to make than homemade butter. You absolutely cannot screw it up.

How much more resourceful you will be if you not only make some fresh bread but also whip up your own home churned butter as well. Come on! Ridiculous.

How To Make Butter From Cream

Step one is to purchase a high-quality, organic cream. You'll want approximately 3 cups to make 1 cup of butter.

Put the cream into your mixer and turn it on.

how to make butter from cream
Step 1

Let your mixer run. In no time you'll have whipped cream.

how to make butter from cream
Step 2

Keep mixing. In a few more minutes you will begin to see the whipped cream thicken more and change color.

how to make butter from cream
Step 3

Keep going! You're almost there.

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Step 5

SOON after this, things will get a bit messy. If you have a cover for your mixer, use it, or you will get splashed! It's amazing what happens here. Just keep mixing. When you see your beautifully yellow butter clumping together in the mixer you are done! 

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You will want to drain the buttermilk from the butter, gather the butter together into a ball, and squeeze it out. Then…you want to rinse it out under some cold water to make sure you get ALL of that buttermilk out of there. If you don’t, it can spoil fairly quickly.

After you’ve drained and rinsed your butter if you’d like you can knead some salt into it. This also helps preserve it. 

For store-bought butter, I’m generally a “keep it on the counter” kind of person. For home churned butter, I’m not. I keep it in the fridge until about a half-hour before I’m going to use it. Then I take it out and let it soften. 

Now that you know how to make butter from cream, go ahead and try it. You'll want to make it over and over again!

how to make butter from cream

How To Make Butter From Cream

Here's an easy, delicious way to make butter from cream.


  • 3 Cups Heavy whipping cream
  • Salt to taste


  • Place cream in mixer. Turn the mixer on. Let mix until butter forms
  • Drain buttermilk from the butter and rinse butter under cold water. Knead in salt if desired. Keep in fridge

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Written by Jackie Parker

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