We love making homemade butter in our electric mixer, but I thought it would be fun for the holidays this year to get the whole family to make Homemade Whipped Cream and Butter in a Jar. With multi-generations I am always looking for ways to get everyone in on the fun and this is perfect! Not only will you all be laughing and having a great time, but you will have homemade whipped cream for your pies and butter for your bread!
This is the most simple family fun you will have, but you’re going to need to use your muscles!
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WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE HOMEMADE WHIPPED CREAM and BUTTER IN A JAR
glass jar like a mason jar
heavy cream or whipping cream (enough to fill half your jar size)
a pinch of salt (if making butter)
1/2 teaspoon of sugar (if making whipped cream)
TIME TO MAKE HOMEMADE WHIPPED CREAM and BUTTER IN A JAR
First, decide whether you are making whipped cream or butter. I think it would be fun for a family gathering to make both in separate jars. If making whipped cream add enough heavy cream to fill half a mason jar. Add a 1/2 teaspoon of sugar to the jar. If making butter add the heavy cream and then a pinch of salt (optional). Put the lid on and make sure it is secure.
NOW THE FUN BEGINS!
One person starts shaking the jar. At first it will seem like nothing is happening. Keep shaking. Pass the jar from person to person. In about 3 minutes or so of vigorous shaking you will have delicious whipped cream.
WANT BUTTER? KEEP SHAKING!
Making butter in a jar requires a little more muscle power. For 5-10 more minutes keep shaking that jar (it’s helpful to keep passing it around!). The cream will go from being silent to suddenly hearing a sloshing sound again. That’s when you know to check on it. Open the lid and you should see a liquid (buttermilk) and delicious butter! Pour the buttermilk into another jar (hello, oatmeal buttermilk pancakes for the morning) and now the butter is ready to use. Our group loved the idea of sitting around the dinner table eating the butter we had just made. And boy is it delicious!
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