A favorite activity as of late has been making our own butter. Eating it is another favorite activity. It is so delicious. My plan was to get the kids involved and have them watch the progress. While their participation in the shaking only lasted a minute, they liked me showing them all the different stages that took the cream to butter and buttermilk.

We followed the "recipe" from this link and I halved the amount of cream. Because the shaking can get tiresome I would just stick the jar in the fridge in between the occasional shaking session. It still turned out great. The buttermilk wound up in our waffles!

I must admit to pining after a butter churn, but cannot rationalize spending $150+ on one seeing as we don't have our own cow (and that is for one that you still have to churn by hand which is what I want, electric would take too much of the experience out of it!). Who would've thought?


Leslie said...

ooooohhh, I totally want to do this!

katherine said...

i love butter, seriously, it is my weakness.