How To Make Butter In A Blender
Have you got some leftover heavy cream from your recently-cooked recipes? Instead of letting it sit in the fridge to oblivion, we will help you turn it into something extra useful for your next snack time—butter!
If you got a blender, this would only take you about five to ten minutes. How to make butter in a blender? Read on.
Homemade Butter Recipe
Some of us may have a fond memory of having a hand in traditional butter-churning when we were young. Although we could still do that, our fast-paced living poses a significant challenge.
If you are craving to make and have a taste of homemade butter, you can do it fast and easy with your trusty blender.
The rotating blades of your blender will transform the cream into whipped cream. The whipped cream will eventually be grainy and separate into lumps of butter and watery buttermilk.
High-powered blenders will only take two minutes to do this process. The ordinary ones would take five to ten minutes to churn butter.
What You Need
We already mentioned heavy cream—and that’s just about all you need—and salt to taste.
Ideally, you can make excellent butter using heavy cream with 35% fat. However, if your cream does not list this information, do not fret. Most heavy creams, pasteurized or non-pasteurized, are rich in fat. So, the one in your fridge will do just fine for homemade butter.
A pint of heavy cream will make about eight ounces of butter and buttermilk. For this recipe, use half a cup of heavy cream.
Prepare your blender, a cheesecloth, and an airtight container. With all these things in your hand, you are ready to churn your very own butter.
The best way to make butter for modern home cooks is with a blender—it’s easy and fast. And it still results in that delicious creamy butter we all love.
Follow this procedure to make your very own butter blender:
- Take out your heavy cream from the fridge. Let it sit for 30 minutes in your kitchen counter. A heavy cream at room temperature is easier to churn than a chilled one.
Fill half of a cup with your cream, and pour it in your blender pitcher. Take note, do not fill your pitcher more than halfway full, or you will have trouble churning.
- Put on the lid. Then blend it on high for five minutes.
Once you see the cream separate, blend it for another 30 seconds. At this point, you should see the beginnings of the butter and the buttermilk.
Remove the lid. Then remove the pitcher from the base.
Pour the buttermilk into a separate container if you want to keep it; or pour it out into the sink to discard.
Add salt into the remaining mixture in the pitcher.
Then, blend the butter again and drain twice more until you have drained as much milk as you can.
After that, scoop out the butter from the pitcher, and spread it into a cheesecloth.
Bring the edges of the cheesecloth together over the butter.
Squeeze the butter out using your hands.
Continue squeezing while running the butter under cold water.
Remove the butter from the cheesecloth and store it in the fridge for three weeks.
Enjoy your homemade butter with your favorite snacks!
You can share this recipe of how to make butter in a blender to your family and friends. Surely, anyone can do this fast and easy. Aside from having fun making your very own butter, you can also save money by ditching commercial ones. Enjoy!