Homemade butter is a great conversation starter; your friends won't believe you made it from scratch! This fresh, herby version from Urban Roots Farm in Springfield, Missouri, is perfect for melting over sweet corn or spreading on bread.

Source: Midwest Living


Jason Donnelly

Recipe Summary

15 mins
1/2 cup butter


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  • In a large mixing bowl, beat cream with an electric mixer (preferably a stand mixer with a wire whisk attachment) on low speed for 2 minutes or until the cream starts to thicken. Increase to medium to medium-high speed and beat for 6 to 8 minutes. The cream will first beat to stiff peaks, then butter clumps will form and a milky liquid will appear in bowl. Scrape down sides as needed.

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  • When clumps form and no more liquid is released, transfer mixture to a fine-mesh wire sieve set over a mixing bowl. Using the back of a spoon, gently press out the excess liquid. Discard liquid.

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  • Transfer butter to a small bowl. Stir in herbs and salt. Store, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts

96 calories; total fat 11g; saturated fat 7g; polyunsaturated fat 0.4g; monounsaturated fat 3g; cholesterol 29mg; sodium 71mg; potassium 8mg; carbohydrates 0.1g; fiberg; sugarg; protein 0.1g; trans fatty acidg; vitamin a 412IU; vitamin c 1mg; thiaminmg; riboflavinmg; niacin equivalentsmg; vitamin b6mg; folate 2mcg; vitamin b12mcg; calcium 5mg; ironmg.