Make Butter!

I've made whipped cream plenty of times but never butter.  It was quite amazing to watch the transformation of cream into whipped cream and then into butter right before our eyes.  This is such a super easy activity, you have to try it!    

What you will need:

1 jar with a lid 
Heavy Cream
1 glass marble
Strainer
Rubber spatula


I used a glass milk bottle and 16oz of Heavy Cream.  I didn't take into consideration of how heavy the glass was to keep shaking; next time I will try to find a plastic lighter container.  

Pour the heavy cream into the bottle.  Drop in your glass marble.  Make sure the lid is on tight and start shaking!  Shake, shake shake and don't stop!  


Here is Dylan shaking our container.  


After 10 minutes of shaking, it still looks the same!  Keep Shaking! 


About 25 minutes of shaking, we have whipped cream! Boy my arms getting tired now!
This is the amazing part!  I'm shaking and shaking it and feeling like it's not doing anything because well it's whipped cream, it's a strange thing to shake whipped cream around.  Doesn't feel like it's doing much in there and then it happens!  Ta-Dah!  See Below!


Ta-Dah! All of a sudden the creamiest whipped cream that is difficult to shake, has turned to liquid and I immediately think, 'Oh man, I did something wrong, its back to its original form.'  Nope, I look and I see butter in there!  

Get your strainer and pour the entire contents into it.  Make sure you have a bowl underneath to catch the buttermilk.  (Save this to make buttermilk pancakes tomorrow!)  Using a spoon or rubber spatula, push lightly to make sure all the liquid is out of the butter.  Scoop the butter up and make sure to take out the marble.  If you like salted butter, than mix in one teaspoon of salt.  You can shape it into rolls and wrap it in plastic or just put it in a bowl until your ready to enjoy it! Yum! 


Here is what I used my butter on:  


The recipe can be found here at Sweet Pea's Kitchen