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How to Make Homemade Butter (plus a review of the Hamilton Beach Stand Mixer and giveaway)

I think I’ve mentioned before that I have a food “bucket list.”   (By bucket list, I mean I have a list of different recipes and techniques I want to try someday.)  I finally had the opportunity to cross another project off my list!  Woo-hoo, I made butter!
Butter is actually really easy to make, just add heavy cream to a bowl and blend…  The reason I’d never attempted it before was that I didn’t want to stand over a bowl with my hand mixer for the 10+ minutes needed to turn the cream to butter. (It takes longer with a hand mixer.)


How to make homemade butter.
Hamilton Beach generously sent me one of their new 6-speed stand mixer and a hand mixer to try out.  I thought about making something easy like cookies or a cake, but I figured this was my opportunity to make something I wouldn’t want to make with a hand mixer…  So homemade butter it was!
Butter is definitely something you need to try (even without a stand mixer.)  My kids were in awe that I made butter and it was so good!


I really enjoyed using this stand mixer.  It has a powerful 300-watt motor and the same mixing action as another well known popular stand mixer.  The motor and mixing action makes mixing up bread dough, cakes, cookies or whipped cream (and butter) a breeze!  The best part is that this mixer is about 1/3 the price of the brand I was referring to above.
I made a video of the mixer in action, (it’s a little lame-sorry) you can see it here.  Someday, I’ll take the time to work on my video-making skills…

Here comes the good part!I’m giving away a Hamilton Beach Stand Mixer and one of their soft scrape 6-speed hand mixers!  You can find the giveaway info after the recipe.

Homemade Butter
16 oz heavy cream (I doubled this amount so I could have regular butter and honey butter)

1.  Add heavy cream into bowl. Mix for about 10 minutes (a bit more if you’re using a hand mixer), or until the butter begins to separate.  (The liquid will start sloshing around)

2. Separate the butter from the liquid and squeeze out as much liquid as you can.  (This will help the butter keep longer.)  To do this, I wrapped the butter in a paper towel and the plastic wrap and squeezed.)

3. Store in the fridge in a covered container for a couple of weeks.For honey butter, blend in about 1/4 cup of honey for every 8 oz of the finished butter.  (16 oz of cream should yield about 8oz butter.)  A hand mixer works best.


How to make homemade butter.
Want to win this mixer (or the soft scrape hand mixer?)  Visit today’s Inspiration Monday post to enter.  (Here.)  Good luck!



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  1. I want to try to make homemade butter. Thanks for the recipe! and awesome mixer!

  2. wow! i have to try this out! I had no idea you could make butter this way! thanks for sharing.

  3. there are so many things you can do with this mixer. i would love to have one to make some amazing dishes. thanks for the review.

  4. My hubby is picky about butter, this recipe looks yummy

  5. Oooh that sounds really good, the honey especially. Thank you for the recipe.

  6. How great. I am going to give this a try. When I was little I tried to make my own while playing "Old Timey"

  7. I think this looks wonderful. Wish I had one for making homemade angelfood cakes.

  8. I love butter…and will be definitely making me some fresh butter real soon. I have a Hamilton beach hand mixer…and would love and would love to have a stand mixer.

  9. I love homemade butter! We make it all the time here. A mixer would be so much easier than the by hand method I do.

  10. I'd love to try this recipe–But it says to mix for "0" minutes, I don't think this is correct.

    1. Oh no! Thank you, I'll get that fixed asap! Should be 10 minutes (more or less depending on your machine.)

  11. I have wanted to make butter all of my life! Don't know what I have been waiting for! Dee Fedor Falicki

  12. I love homemade butter but rarely make it. The flavored butters would be especially delicious. The mixers sound great. Thanks for sharing your review and the recipe.

  13. Mixers sound wonderful! I love homemade butter but rarely make it. The flavored butters would be especially delicious. Thanks for sharing the review and recipe.

  14. Wow, amazing! I would love to make this… now I just need to get that mixer 🙂

  15. the hand mixer sounds fabulous…I have a mixer but get so tired of hauling it out for the little things. This sounds like a great hand mixer

    1. Probably not much in savings, but it sure was yummy!

  16. I'm in need of a new mixer and have been dreading that I'll have to spend the cost of the "other" mixer but this has me changing my mind!

  17. I've never thought of making butter at home. These look delicious!

  18. I have never made butter but have two boys that LOVE it and could eat it with a spoon! (No, I don't let them) I need to try this! And I need a new hand mixer and this one and the stand mixer are awesome looking! Watched the video!

  19. I absolutely love making butter. Making compound butter is the best. That's what I usually make when I buy extra heavy whipping cream.

    1. I had to go Google what compound butter was, ha ha. But yes, I agree! The honey butter was awesome, I can't wait to try other combos.