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Do you know what your food is? Do you know what makes it up?
In the age of hyper GMO, processed garbage food, it’s easy to turn our nose up at the food production world. It’s easy to say things like “eat whole food” but do you know how those whole foods are made?
Where do they come from?
Something like butter is very interesting because many people use it every day. It’s great for you but most wouldn’t know how to make it if you gave them all the ingredients. Strange right.
Tools and Ingredients
- A Bowl
- A Whisk
- A few cups of Heavy Whipping Cream
- Some Cheese Cloth
That is all you need to make your own sweet cream butter. Of course, this is assuming you know how to collect the cream from fresh milk.
Butter is simply agitated cream. When you whisk cream enough it becomes whipped cream. If you keep going you are going to separate the cream and the butterfat can be collected.
Give it a try. Unless you have some serious aggression or forearm strength you should use a mixer your first time.
Once you collect the butterfat that separates from the liquid, roll it up in your cheesecloth and refrigerate. It’s that simple.
Another simple method requires a mason jar with a lid, a marble, and your heavy cream. The method is to pour the cream into the jar and add the marble. Then you shake, shake, shake until you have butter. Its a much more fun way to make butter than whisking like a mad person.
DIY Butter is not only delicious but it’s also very healthy for you. The age of running from dairy and fat is over. Its time to embrace those foods we have been living off of forever!