Monday, July 7, 2008

Show 'em how we do it

Making butter is so simple and fun!
Finn, Blaise, and pal Jack spent some time making butter this weekend and it was a huge success!
I had no idea that you could pour heavy whipping cream in a container with a lid and shake it for 20 minutes and butter would form!!!!
(And I am from Appalachia! )
I was delighted!
Seriously- need a break?
(Make butter-They have to shake for about 20 minutes to form the butter ball!)
It was awesome!
Check out a video clip of the shake shake here!
I just sat back and lounged a bit on the couch while they went crazy with shaking!
After the butter ball forms (and it is like so cool to see that!) simply drain off the liquid (buttermilk) and run cold water over the ball in the jar until the water runs clear and then pop in the fridge for a wonderful treat!
We had butter and crackers and juice and the whole table was pleased!


Anonymous said...

I have never considered home made butter! As a believer in the fact that everything tastes better with butter - I can't wait to try this out.

karey m. said...



{sigh.} okay. we'll try it.

Shawn said...

This is reason # 462 on why I'm kicking myself for forgetting to get heavy whipping cream at the store over the weekend. # 461 is here:

I love anything that results in mama downtime and kids busy. Thanks for this little Tweet ... I'll try it.

Diane Mandy said...

Really? This I will have to try.

Anonymous said...

So fun! We did this in first grade when I lived out in the country in Ohio (is that redundant?!) I never thought of it as weird - I guess I thought everyone learned that in first grade along with the alphabet and "My Country 'Tis of Thee."

Another fun day to be at your house.

Anonymous said...

What a great idea!
So creative and useful!

This must be the week for homemade items by shaking.... some friends living in China just made homemade ice cream in baggies!

Melanie said...

I made butter in my stand mixer once, but I should totally do this with the kids. Awesome! Nerdy food Luddites, unite!

Erika said...

I just bought some heavy cream. We are going old school today and trying this one!

Mom O Matic said...

I am so thrilled right now. My kids will think I'm a genius for making butter with them. And I get to share a craft swap meet table with a girl from Appalachia. Swoon!

Anonymous said...

hah! i remember doing this as a little kid. you just brought back a whole bunch of happy memories, thanks!

Dave said...

That sounds like fun. Can't wait to try.

Anonymous said...

I can get 20 minutes out of it?? I am so going home and trying this!!!

PS.. The video is too cute.."I had to stop for a minute..hahaha


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