Have you made homemade butter? It is so easy using this simple technique!
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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!
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!)
As you keep shaking it will get thicker – like very stiff whisked cream.
The mixture will be super thick, but keep shaking! Soon it will look almost like it has split, but that's OK.
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.
Drain away the buttermilk, then add a little salt and ice cold water to the bottle.
Close the lid, shake a few times, and drain again. Ta-da – butter! Remove the marbles, and transfer to a dish.
The butter has a wonderfully soft texture. Try it on low carb bread, steak or cooked vegetables!How to Make Homemade Butter! #lowcarb #homemadebutter Click To Tweet
- ½ cup heavy cream
- ⅛ tsp salt
- 1 tbs ice cold water
- Add the cream to a sturdy plastic bottle with lid, together with two clean marbles. Screw the lid on tight, and get shaking.
- At first it will form whipped cream, then as you keep shaking it will get thicker.
- Soon you will start to hear liquid – that’s the buttermilk coming out.
- Drain away the buttermilk, then add salt and ice cold water to the bottle. Close the lid, shake a few times, and drain again.
- Remove the marbles and spoon into a dish. Store in the fridge until required.
Zero carb recipe.
Nutrition InformationYield 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.