Here, step by step, is how to make butter from cream. You'll end up with some delicious cultured buttermilk, too.
How to Make Butter, Step 1: Pour sweet or cultured cream into the churn. Step 2: Churn the cream to separate butter from buttermilk. It’s fun and practical to use small hand churns, but food processors work well too.
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How to Make Butter, Step 3: After the butter has broken out of the cream, you can drain off the buttermilk. Be sure to save it for delicious buttermilk recipes!
How to Make Butter Step 4: Now press out even more buttermilk with the back of spoon or your clean hands. You want to remove as much buttermilk as possible to prevent your fresh butter from going rancid.