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Homemade Butter

All you need is a large mason jar for creamy, delicious homemade butter!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Snack
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1/2 to 1 cup whole cream preferably non-homogenized, but if that's not available, just be sure it has no fillers like carageenan
  • Pinch salt if desired
  • 1 tbsp fresh chopped herbs to add at the end if desired.


  1. Pour cream into a clean jar with a tight lid (for 1/2 cup, use a half-pint jar, but for any more cream, use a larger jar)
  2. Add salt, if using.
  3. Seal the jar and shake the heck out of it until it stops sloshing (has become whipped cream).
  4. Keep shaking until it starts sloshing again (buttermilk has come out of the cream).
  5. Keep shaking a bit more until the butter is one smooth lump at the bottom.
  6. Pour off buttermilk.
  7. Add any herbs and stir.