Fresh Churned Butter + Video Tutorial

Apr 17, 2018Cooking Tips & Hacks, Video Recipes

My son recently asked me where butter comes from, so as I always do at moments like this, I thought it would be best to show him!  I recently discovered this butter churner from Kilner and I thought it would be the perfect tool to demonstrate how cream turns to butter.
We go through so much butter in our house, this would be a great way for the kids to gain an appreciation for it.
I put together a short video to demonstrate how the Kilner Old Fashioned Butter Churner works.
Here are the steps to do it yourself at home:

  1. Rinse your Kilner old fashioned churner in warm soapy water and then dry it thoroughly.
  2. Pour in the (room-temperature) 35% Whipping Cream to a maximum of 2 cups. (To get your cream to room temperature, leave it out of the refridgerator for 1-2 hours).
  3. Crank the handle to churn your cream until the butter has fully separated from the buttermilk (10-12 minutes).
  4. Save your buttermilk in the fridge and use it for another recipe.
  5. Rinse your butter in an ice water bath and then store it in an air-tight container for up to 2 weeks.
  6. Use your freshly churned butter in all of your favourite recipes!

If you’re interested in buying one: Kilner Butter Churner

If this stuff really excites you, and you can’t wait, check out this awesome book: The Home Creamery

Next up, I am putting together a recipe to use my freshly churned butter and buttermilk – stay tuned for that one!!
With Love,

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Julie Miguel is a digital content producer with a specialization in food media as well as an active food blogger.  The focus of her blog, Daily Tiramisu, is to empower home cooks to be fearless in the kitchen and she does this by taking traditionally difficult recipes and making them easier to execute.