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Homemade Butter and Buttermilk Recipe

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Homemade butter tastes delicious. You can use this homemade butter recipe to prepare fresh butter for baking or add in a few herbs and make delicious flavored butter for your homemade breads.

The basic homemade butter recipe is very easy to make. All you need is heavy whipping cream and a stand mixer. However, make sure that the cream is refrigerated and cold. It will take about 15 to 20 minutes of whipping it to get butter from the cream. Sometimes, it can take longer so be patient. You should hear sloshing sounds when cream separates.

First, the cream turns into whipped cream that you can use to frost cakes with. As you continue whipping, the fat will separate from the liquid. The fat is butter. Once you see the fat separate, add a little ice-cold water and give it a quick stir. The butter will be ready in no time.

Flavored butter
Flavored butter

The liquid is buttermilk and can be used in a variety of recipes. Or you could just drink it 🙂

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In the recipe below, I have used 3 pints of heavy cream to make 3 different flavors. If you want to make just one flavor or plain butter, feel free to use just one pint of heavy cream.

Homemade butter recipe

Homemade Butter Recipe

3 Flavors of homemade butter with heavy whipping cream
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 24 ounces
Calories 218 kcal


Stand Mixer


  • 3 pints Heavy whipping cream cold
  • 4 tbsp water ice cold

Garlic butter

  • 3 cloves garlic peeled and minced
  • 1 tsp parsley finely chopped
  • salt to taste

Herb butter

  • 1 tsp parsley finely chopped
  • 1 tsp rosemary finely chopped
  • 1 tsp thyme finely chopped
  • 1 lemon rind
  • salt to taste

Honey-almond butter


  • Pour cold heavy cream into the stand mixer bowl.
  • Mix at medium high for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  • The fat will separate as butter.
  • Add cold water to speed the separation.
  • Pour the liquid to use as buttermilk in recipes.
  • Wash the butter in cold water.
  • Squeeze out all water from the butter. This is your plain unsalted butter.
  • Divide the butter into 3 parts.

Garlic butter

  • In the first part, mix garlic, parsley and salt.

Herb butter

  • In the second part, add parsley, rosemary, thyme, lemon rind and salt.

Honey-Almond butter

  • In the last part, mix in almonds, honey and salt.


  • Shape each part into a log or press it into a container.
  • Refrigerate to use for up to 3 months.


Please note that the nutrition information provided below is approximate and meant as a guideline only. Actual numbers may be different from those provided below. If you have health issues, please work with a registered dietician or nutritionist. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.


Nutrition Facts
Homemade Butter Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 218 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 81mg27%
Sodium 23mg1%
Potassium 51mg1%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 1g2%
Calcium 40mg4%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Vitamin A 873IU17%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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By FoodLifeAndMoney in January, 2021

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