bradtheado – making the change to a local lifestyle

Making Butter at Home
May 8, 2012, 6:38 pm
Filed under: Dairy, Homemade

We used our new heard share raw milk to make butter at home. I poured off the cream from the top of the milk jug into my kitchen aid mixer and turned it on with the whisk attachment. I just let it spin.

It first forms whipped cream but after a bit it completely breaks down into whey and butter fat. The butter separates from what looks like water and you pour that off. Then I formed the butter into a single unit that I waned off a few times. If you don’t wash it off it will go rancid in a few days. Took about 10 minutes total.