Homemade Butter!

We have a liter of milk delivered to our door every morning by a sweet little old lady who milks the cows herself.  We pay less for this fresh raw milk delivery than we would for store-bought!  I am very thankful for this!  You can read some about the benefits of raw milk here or here.

Yummy, fresh, wholesome, free-of chemicals, free of dyes, all natural, creamy and FREE butter!

Yummy, fresh, wholesome, free-of chemicals, free of dyes, all natural, creamy and FREE butter!

This was the hard part---skimming the cream off the top.

This was the hard part---skimming the cream off the top.

I guess it's not an exact art.  I was just kind of hoping that I wasn't getting any milk in the cream.

I guess it's not an exact art. I was just kind of hoping that I wasn't getting any milk in the cream.

Creamy.

Creamy.

Time to start shaking!

Time to start shaking!

Molly having a turn.

Molly having a turn.

The more you shake = the more calories you burn = the more butter you can enjoy!

The more you shake = the more calories you burn = the more butter you can enjoy!

Lauryn got into it.

Lauryn got into it.

REALLY into it.

REALLY into it.

We even woke Jenna up from her nap so she could have a turn!

We even woke Jenna up from her nap so she could have a turn!

She was thrilled.....really.

She was thrilled.....really.

After about 10 or 15 minutes it looked like this.

After about 10 or 15 minutes it looked like this.

Pouring off the buttermilk.

Pouring off the buttermilk.

It looks a little gross.  But it's not.  It's fresh creamy butter!

It looks a little gross. But it's not. It's fresh creamy butter!

See!

See!

Mmmm...

Mmmm...

Yummy!

Yummy!

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3 Responses to “Homemade Butter!”

  1. Jane Geroy says:

    Hey Erin! Fun to read about you guys making butter. I am trying to cook healthier for us, we will see how many recipes I can make from this new healthy food magazine I bought and what I find online. So many recipes are a no go because Brazil doesn’t have certain ingredients. Glad to see you guys having fun!

  2. Erin says:

    That’s awesome, Jane! I have a few sites with great, healthy recipes if you’re interested! It’s kind of frustrating for me, not finding ingredients. Although it’s getting a little better here!

  3. jim says:

    Good information here. I enjoyed reading this and can’t wait for more. Keep up the good work.

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