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How to Make Homemade Butter

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Have you made homemade butter? It is so easy using this simple technique!

How to Make Homemade Butter - a simple shaking technique! Zero carb recipe.

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Cheese features pretty highly in my diet – like a lot of low-carbers! So I recently decided that I might try and make my own cheese! I recently bought this cheese-making kit – and the very first recipe was for “Shake Butter”! It doesn't require any special equipment and I thought it was a great place to start. Store-bought butter is of course low carb, but I thought it would be fun to try making my own. It's especially good for spreading over some low carb bread!

How to Make Homemade Butter

You'll need a sturdy plastic bottle with lid, heavy cream, and some (clean!) marbles. Actually the marbles are optional but I read that it makes the process faster! Oh and I did try making it in a glass jar – but the marbles broke the glass! 

How to Make Homemade Butter - a simple shaking technique! Zero carb recipe.

Add the cream and marbles to the bottle, screw the lid on tight, and get shaking. You could get the kids to help you as there are no special skills involved!

Stage one – whipped cream will form (which isn't much of a surprise!)

How to Make Homemade Butter - a simple shaking technique! Zero carb recipe.

As you keep shaking it will get thicker – like very stiff whisked cream.

How to Make Homemade Butter - a simple shaking technique! Zero carb recipe.

The mixture will be super thick, but keep shaking! Soon it will look almost like it has split, but that's OK.

How to Make Homemade Butter - a simple shaking technique! Zero carb recipe.

Soon you will start to hear liquid – that's the buttermilk coming out! And I didn't scrape down the sides of the bottle, that happens in the process.

How to Make Homemade Butter - a simple shaking technique! Zero carb recipe.

Drain away the buttermilk, then add a little salt and ice cold water to the bottle.

How to Make Homemade Butter - a simple shaking technique! Zero carb recipe.

Close the lid, shake a few times, and drain again. Ta-da – butter! Remove the marbles, and transfer to a dish. 

How to Make Homemade Butter - a simple shaking technique! Zero carb recipe.

The butter has a wonderfully soft texture. Try it on low carb bread, steak or cooked vegetables!

How to Make Homemade Butter - a simple shaking technique! Zero carb recipe.

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How to Make Homemade Butter

How to Make Homemade Butter

Yield: ¼ cup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Have you made homemade butter? It is so easy using this simple technique!

Ingredients

  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • 1 tbs ice cold water

Instructions

  1. Add the cream to a sturdy plastic bottle with lid, together with two clean marbles. Screw the lid on tight, and get shaking.
  2. At first it will form whipped cream, then as you keep shaking it will get thicker.
  3. Soon you will start to hear liquid – that’s the buttermilk coming out.
  4. Drain away the buttermilk, then add salt and ice cold water to the bottle. Close the lid, shake a few times, and drain again.
  5. Remove the marbles and spoon into a dish. Store in the fridge until required.

Notes

Zero carb recipe.

Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1 tbs
Amount Per Serving Calories 101Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 34mgSodium 80mgCarbohydrates 0gFiber 0gSugar 1gProtein 1g

Nutritional information for this recipe is provided as a courtesy and is my best approximation. I cannot guarantee completely accurate data due to variations in ingredients and cooking methods. Carbohydrates from sugar alcohols are not included in net carb counts as it has been shown that they do not impact blood sugar. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.

Since making this butter I've also tried making homemade mascarpone – instructions are also from the cheese-making kit I mentioned earlier!

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Gini

Sunday 3rd of January 2021

We did this too - as children we lived on my uncle's farm of Jersey cows and made butter (in teeny tiny quantities !) in rinsed-out fish paste jars! No marbles then, but I'm tempted to try this way which sounds much easier. Lovely childhood memories, thank you.

Georgina

Monday 4th of January 2021

Sounds wonderful!

Betty Jansen

Thursday 9th of January 2020

I made this in a glass jar at my grandma's when I was a kid. I sat in a chair and bounced it on my legs. The cream came from my grandpa's seporatar. He had his own milk cows, that he milked twice a day. The seporatar divided the buttermilk from the cream that was used for the butter. No marbles. My mother drank the buttermilk. We added salt after the butter was made, but I like your way better.

Georgina

Thursday 9th of January 2020

Your grandma must have had a sturdier glass jar than me, then!!! Awesome story, though. Thanks for sharing!

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