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Homemade Butter Recipe

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“Homemade Butter Recipe”

Want a good homemade butter recipe?  Here is a good way to start making your own butter.

When making your own homemade butter recipe, keep a few things in mind.

#1 – Go with “Pasturerized” not “Ultra-Pasturized” heavy cream for your homemade butter recipe.

#2 – When you have whipped it for a long time and it still hasn’t seperated . . . Just keep going, this homemade butter recipe takes a while.

#3 – When it does seperate, keep the liquid-it’s usable buttermilk!  So not only are you getting a great homemade butter recipe, you’re getting a great homemade buttermilk recipe as well.

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Homemade Butter Recipe (& Buttermilk Recipe)                                                             

Yield: Approximately 1 Cup                                                                                                       


Volume                  Weight                   Ingredient

2      cups               10 oz                      Pasteurized (not ultrapasteurized) Heavy Whipping Cream 

1      Tsp                                                 Salt (Optional)



  1. Allow Heavy Cream to come to room temperature sitting it on the counter for approximately 30 minutes.
  2. Pour Heavy Cream into mixing bowl and mix on medium speed for approximately 20 minutes, or until fat and liquid separates.
  3. Stop mixing and remove liquid (buttermilk) from bowl and reserve for future use.

(Optional) – Mix in Salt to Butter if desired at this point.

  1. Using a spatula, remove the fat from the mixing bowl and place it on a flat piece of plastic wrap.
  2. Roll the plastic around the butter and close tightly. Store in the refrigerator or freezer for future use.


So try making your own homemade butter recipe, it’s a good way to understand your cooking and/or baking ingredients!

You’re now a pro with your Homemade Butter Recipe!

Get some other ideas like this homemade butter recipe from The First Timer’s Cookbook here!

Like this Homemade Butter Recipe?  Check out more on the First Timers Books & DVD here! ir?t=httpwwwfirs09 20&l=ur2&o=1 - Homemade Butter Recipe



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About the author, Shawn

Chef Shawn has worked in almost every segment of the foodservice industry. He holds business degrees and certificates in Culinary Arts, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Accounting and Professional Sales. He is Certified Executive Chef (CEC) and a Certified Culinary Educator (CCE) through The American Culinary Federation. A Certified Culinary Professional (CCP) through the International Association of Culinary Professionals. He is the author of The First Timer’s Cookbook and The First Timer’s Bakebook. His work has been recognized nationwide as well as being a regular contributor to numerous food service publications and outlets and is the recipient of numerous awards-most recently the 2015 Culinary Educator of the Year through the local American Culinary Federation’s chapter-Beehive State Chef’s Association.

He the owner of multiple food service businesses and currently the host of the Business Chef Podcast.


  1. […] Now that you have learned how to make corn syrup, click here to learn to make homemade butter!  […]

  2. Bonnie Willey on 03/20/2016 at 2:53 AM

    I grew up on a farm. We put fresh milk in a jar with some salt, then took turns shaking it until the jar was full of butter! Then packed it in the wooden butter press to shape it, and put a design on it. And it WAS GOOD!

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