I was stumbling through food recipes the other day and found this remarkably simple recipe for homemade butter. I couldn't believe that it was this easy, so I tried it myself. Sure enough, in less than 5 minutes, I had butter. As the original site says, you could flavor this pretty much however you want (garlic, honey, chili pepper, etc.). For us, half the fun was just watching the cream go through its different stages in the Cuisinart!
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream (do NOT get table cream)
- Pour cream into food processor. Attach the lid and turn power on. Cream will go through several stages (soft, firm, whipped, etc.) before suddenly separating out into butter and buttermilk. The entire process takes 3-5 minutes.
- Drain butter, reserving liquid if you'd like (it's buttermilk!). For best results, press butter down into strainer to get as much liquid out as possible. Store in airtight container. Butter will keep for longer if you store it with a layer of water on top. Just dump the water off, use the butter, and put fresh water on top each time.
I stopped the Cuisinart once during the whipped cream stage to scrape down the sides. If you're not sure if it's been on long enough, keep mixing it. It will be very clear when it suddenly becomes butter.