Eco Home Living

Published on August 23rd, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle


How to Make Your Own Butter

Yes, it’s fat and most definitely butter should be enjoyed in moderation. However, if this golden condiment is going to top your potato or smear across a slice of fresh bread, shouldn’t it be handmade by you?

Learn to make your own butter following these simple steps.

stick of butter

butter from store

1. Ingredients and Tools Needed for Butter

As with any homemade dairy product, it’s always best to start with organic from a local farm. Any cream will do, but fresh product produces amazing butter. You will need one cup of heavy cream for every half cup of butter you want. Make sure the amount of cream you use comes up the jar only half way. The cream needs a lot of room to dance with the marbles. A larger baby jar is a good size for a cup of milk. And yes, you will need a few glass marbles along with a pinch of salt, a clean dish cloth, a spoon and a cup of ice cold water.

{cc photo courtesy of Robert S. Donovan on Flickr}

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About the Author

Vivian Nelson Melle is a former educator and community counselor who decided to follow her dream of writing. She balances work to home school her daughter and enjoy crafting, photography, gardening, natural healing, cooking and anything that helps heal the earth and its inhabitants. She also writes for Green Living Ideas, Ecolocalizer, Mamita’s Creations and Phoenix Neighborhood Blogger. She is a writer for hire with a soft spot in her heart for non-profits and indie businesses.

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