Learn how to make Homemade Butter in a Mason Jar in this fun pioneer activity for kids and adults alike! It's easy to churn your own butter and make your own buttermilk!
Print Recipe
4.86 from 47 votes

How to Make Homemade Butter in a Mason Jar

Learn how to make Homemade Butter in a Mason Jar in this fun old fashioned activity for kids and adults alike! It's easy to churn your own butter and make your own buttermilk!
Prep Time12 mins
Total Time12 mins
Servings: 1 Half Cups of butter
Calories: 410kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pint sized 16 oz mason jar
  • 1 cup heavy cream 38% fat content
  • cold water

Instructions

  • Pour heavy cream into the mason jar, filling it half-way full. Screw the lid on.
  • Shake mason jar for approximately 5-7 minutes. After the first 2 minutes you'll have whipped cream. Keep shaking until you hear that a lump has formed inside, and shake an additional 30-60 seconds after that.
  • Remove the solids from the jar. The remaining liquid is buttermilk. You can save that for other recipes, or discard it.
  • Place the solids into a small bowl. Pour cold water over the butter and use your hands to squish it into a ball. Discard water and repeat rinsing 2 times more.
  • At this point you have butter. You can add in things like salt, honey, and herbs to create flavored butters, or serve in its pure form as is.

Nutrition

Calories: 410kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Sodium: 45mg | Potassium: 89mg | Vitamin A: 35% | Calcium: 7.7%