This is absolutely the easiest recipe for children to make butter. Just one ingredient, cream. Oh, and 15 minutes of shaking a jam jar.
1 can of double cream which is at room temperature. If taking it out of the fridge, leave it in a warm room for an hour. This will speed up the butter making process.PREPARATION TIME: None
Pour cream into the jam jar so that it is about a quarter full.
Don't fill up any more because the cream needs lots of room to move around in the jar
Put the lid securely on the jar (adult to check) and then shake vigorously for 15 minutes or so until butter forms in the jar.
Shake it up and down so that the cream hits the top and bottom of the jar. Don't stop!
Shake the cream in the jar
The butter has formed. Discard the buttermilk around it and pour cold water into the jar. Shake lightly for 5 seconds then throw the water away. Repeat until the water is clear and you have removed all the buttermilk from the outside of the butter.
Homemade butter formed in jar
Now squeeze any remaining butter milk from the butter. This is important because buttermilk quickly goes sour. Squeeze the butter with your hand or the back of a spoon. Throw away the squeezed out butter milk.
Squeeze buttermilk from homemade butter
The butter will be slightly warm from being squeezed so put it in the fridge for 10 minutes.
It's now ready to use, perhaps in a jam sandwich.
Use butter for jam sandwich