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Easily Shake Your Way to Homemade Butter

homemade shaker jar butter
Did you know it was actually super easy to make your own butter? Nice fresh, creamy, butter…mmmmmmmm

When I think of fresh butter I think of sitting down on a chair with a wooden barrel wedged between my feet as I spend countless hours churning it. Uh, no thanks. That doesn’t sound like a whole lot of fun to me. 

I don’t remember how we got on the conversation but my mother and I were discussing some ways I could save some money and make a few things myself. I thought I had pretty much everything I could covered. I don’t buy fruits and vegetables unless they are in season. When they aren’t, I but frozen or canned. I buy dried beans and I don’t buy instant rice. As for cereals, when I do buy it, I buy off brand or slow cooking oats. I scrimp anyplace I can.

The only place I can’t really save more money on are the dairy products. I do buy farm fresh eggs from local farmers when we have the extra cash, but most times I just have to wait for eggs to go on sale at the market. I don’t buy butter unless it is on sale and if it’s not, we either cook without; using olive oil instead, or I will buy some margarine until I we can afford butter again.


When mother dearest said all I needed to was put some cream in a jar and shake it.

homemade shaker butter in a jar




I thought she was kidding.

I headed to the store and I picked up some cream. I passed on the heavy whipping cream; while its low it carbs and has some good fats, I just didn’t want the extra calories. So I picked up a small pint of ultra-pasteurized to save some calories. I started with a small pint because I wasn’t sold on the that idea that this will work.

I just poured the cream in the jar, put the lid on super tight and started shaking. I traded arms every 5-10 minutes. It was a great workout, let me tell you. After about 45 minutes it started to get thick and clumpy.

My arms kept shaking. Then something weird started to happen.

It started to thin down. I started to panic thinking I had shaken it for too long. I opened the lid and all I could see was some milky liquid at first and then I tipped it to the side.

All of the sudden I saw some golden glory.

The skies had opened.

homemade butter on toast

I put the lid back on and shook for another 15-30 minutes.

By the time I was done shaking, there wasn’t much liquid left.

Poured it all into a glass bowl, added just a tiny dash of  salt and mixed it up.

I’m telling you, this was the best butter I have ever tasted in my life.

Everyone loved it so much…was bit that was made didn’t last long!

Would love to tell you that I’ll be making my own butter from here on out….but….yeah.


But, in all fairness the next time I went to go get cream the shelves were empty due to some shortage the farmers were experiencing.

Hopefully they will have some next trip.

I can’t tell you enough that it tastes yummmm-mazing. 🙂



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  1. My mom has always made her own homemade butter and honey butter. Honestly, there is nothing like it.

  2. You could also use your blender! I make homemade salad dressings, mayonaise, the who she-bang. Let the blender do the work, unless you are wanting to burn the calories you are about to consume! 🙂

  3. lol who would have known it was so easy to make!! I have two little boys I sure they wouldn’t mind helping me shake 🙂

  4. I never knew this was that simple. I would love to try this someday. I’ll have to get the hubby to bring some cream home and give it a whirl….uh, a shake.

  5. I really wish I would have known about this two days ago! We realized we were out of butter for the bread at the last minute before dinner. We had to use an olive oil concoction.

  6. I love homemade butter like this made from shaking the cream. The first time I made it I think I was in second or third grade for a science experiment. It is indeed the best tasting.

  7. I would love to try this. Any idea how long the butter will keep it’s consistency in or out of the fridge? I’ll have to do my homework first.

  8. OMG too funny that you posted this! My hubby and I were just talking about making homemade butter last night and how easy it is (according to the Internet)… Can’t tell I’m a foodie or anything lol… Who talks about butter lol…. I need to give it a try!

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