How Do You Make Butter By Whipping?
Butter making was very different years ago, when one had to actually churn one’s own. It was not easily bought in stores as it is now. Many people still enjoy whipping their own butter, but it is a great deal easier these days! • Purchase a container or more of heavy cream. Try to find plain cream without added sugar. Get a lot of heavy cream because the amount of butter is smaller than the amount of cream used. One gallon of cream will produce approximately three pounds of butter. • Chill your bowl in the refrigerator prior to butter making. Make sure it’s a large bowl, since the cream will expand with air before it turns into butter. • Let the cream warm to room temperature. • Pour the cream into your bowl. Whip it (using an electric mixer, if you can) until it gets stiff. Slow down the mixer as you go along. It will go through different stages–the first two are pretty self-explanatory. • Frothy Milk Stage • Whipped Cream Stage • Break Stage – This is where the whipped cream a