Well, not exactly!
We’ve been doing all sorts of hands-on learning during our Colonial History unit and one of the activities I had planned was making butter. At co-op over the years, the kids have had the opportunity to shake cream in baby food jars to make their own butter, so I didn’t think we needed that experience again. We don’t own a butter churn, but I had an idea that the Kitchenaid Stand Mixer might give us a modern day look at the butter making process. And it did!
- Add heavy cream to your mixer
- Put on the whisk attachment
- Turn it to level 8 or 10 for about five minutes
- Be prepared to cover the bowl with a couple of towels toward the end to keep the liquid from splattering
- When the liquid has separated from the butter fat, take the butter out and squeeze out the rest of the liquid
- You can keep the liquid (buttermilk) for use in other recipes
- Enjoy your fresh butter! It’s SO yummy!!