Want to know how to make homemade butter with a KitchenAid Mixer? Keep reading to learn all about this super easy process.
When my husband and kids gave me a KitchenAid Mixer for Christmas almost 10 years ago, I promised myself that I would find every excuse in the book to use it.
My recent adventure with it though? Simple and easy — making homemade butter.
We ran out of butter the other day and I was simply too lazy to go to the store. I have been trying very hard to eat from my pantry and kitchen until I clean it out so I got to look in the fridge and found some heavy cream.
How to Make Homemade Butter
So, I set out with the heavy cream and some salt — the only two ingredients you need — and we made some butter to go on my Copycat Cheesecake Factory Honey Wheat Bread.
This butter comes together in about 10 minutes total and only needs a resting time in the fridge of just a couple of minutes.
The main thing you need to remember though is that after you whip it, you definitely need to squeeze all the liquid out.
I normally use a cheesecloth, but since I didn't have any on hand, I just simple doubled up a paper towel and placed it over a strainer and squeezed all the water out.
Once you do that, you can mold it into a dish and cover with plastic wrap and then place it in the fridge for about 3-5 minutes.
This tastes so good on hot fresh baked bread. Now, I add salt to mine because I like salted butter. But, if you don't want the salt, just leave it out.
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- 1- 16-ounce carton of heavy whipping cream
- 1 cheesecloth or paper towel
- pinch of salt for flavor
- Pull out your kitchen mixer and insert the whisk.
- Turn on your mixer, start out on low speed and then gradually increase to as high as you can go without the cream splashing.
- This is where you have to be patient! Let it mix. It will turn into whipped cream and then soon it will start to separate: butter and buttermilk.
- Let the mixer continue mixing until you hear sloshing. This means that the butter is pulling away from the buttermilk.
- When you’ve got the majority of the butter inside the whisk, turn off your mixer and prepare your strainer over a large mixing bowl or Pyrex measuring cup.
- Line the strainer with cheesecloth or paper towels. Pour the butter and buttermilk into the strainer and then gather up the sides of the paper towels and start to squeeze.
- Keep squeezing until you get all the water out.
- Place the butter in a bowl and add the pinch of salt. Mix together well with a fork or spatula.
- Now, mold your butter in a dish and cover it with plastic wrap. Place in the fridge for 3-5 minutes until it hardens.
- Serve with your favorite bread and enjoy!
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