I channeled my inner Laura Ingalls today. I thought it would be fun to let the boys try their hand at making butter from scratch. I'm honestly not sure who had more fun. It's such a neat process! Here's a video sharing how we did it:
The whole process took about 30 minutes. The cream went from a liquid state to thick whipped cream... and then all of a sudden, the buttermilk separated and the butter was formed!
Once you drain off the buttermilk, the butter has to be rinsed with very cold water. We added a bit of salt at the end. (1 tsp.) I couldn't believe how yummy a plain piece of white toast tasted with the freshly made butter. My youngest "mmm!'d" for the longest time. :) It was definitely a 'two thumbs up' kind of project!