Real Homemade Butter Recipe

Nothing beats homemade butter made with our fresh whipping cream. Give this recipe a try and taste the difference farm-fresh cream makes in real butter. Adding cinnamon, onion and chive, or cranberries can give your butter a festive twist.



1 pint of Dan and Debbie’s Whipping Cream

4 Cups of Ice Water

Salt, Seasonings, or Herbs to Taste (optional)



  1. (Optional prep) Allow cream to set at room temperature for 30 min. to speed separation process.
  2. Pour cream into mixing bowl.
  3. Use an electric mixer with wire whisk attachment if possible. Start on low working up to high speed.
  4. In approximately 5 min. butterfat will separate from buttermilk. Once butterfat coagulates and sticks to beaters, drain buttermilk into a mason jar for later use.
  5. Pour 2 cups ice water over butter, into a bowl, and rinse remaining buttermilk out of butter by running the mixer on medium speed. Use a towel to cover bowl and prevent splashing.
  6. Once again, drain excess water at the bottom of mixing bowl, this time draining into the sink.
  7. Repeat cold water rinse a few more times until water is clear after mixing. Drain any remaining water into the sink.
  8. Using a spatula, loosen butter from the beaters or whisk and press butter onto the side of the bowl to remove any excess moisture.
  9. Add desired seasonings (e.g. salt, cinnamon, honey, onion and chive, cranberries, etc.)

Spread the butter on fresh rolls or use for cooking. Enjoy!


Real Butter recipe PDF

  • Posted by Josie Rozum
  • On December 12, 2017