Did you know that the majority of the butter you find in your local grocery stores is not healthy? The reason is that the butter is made from pasteurized milk.  Now, when it comes to homemade organic butter, that’s very healthy because it still has all the vitamins and minerals raw milk has to offer.

Butter is loaded with Vitamin A, which is necessary for the health of your teeth, tissues, membranes, skin and eyes. It also has a role in gene transcription. Butter is made up of both short and medium chain fatty acids, which protect the body against cancer.

Ingredients

  • 2 c. organic heavy cream
  • Sea salt (to taste)

Directions

  • Put cream into food processor for 10 minutes. It initially turns into a thick whipped cream
  • Continue processing until it divides into butter and butter milk.
  • Drain the buttermilk from the butter
  • Scrape the butter off the sides, putting it into a clean bowl. Put the butter into a colander so the buttermilk will be strained
  • Use cold water to rinse the butter, making sure to use a spoon to gently turn the butter as the cold water is running over it until fully clear
  • Once clean, squeeze the excess liquid from the butter, either with a wooden spoon or paddle. Do this by smashing the butter and pouring the liquid off
  • Keep in a bowl or jar and store in either the refrigerator or freezer. This kind of butter will last for a few months before it goes bad

Be sure to add any of the following items to create your butter for kids:

  • Snipped parsley, lemon zest
  • Crumbled feta cheese, chopped Kalamata olives
  • Chopped garlic, fresh Thai basil or chopped, pickled, drained ginger
  • Orange zest
  • Lime zest, hot sauce, fresh cilantro
  • Sea salt and coarsely ground black pepper
  • Sesame oil, grated ginger
  • Fresh basil and grated Parmesan cheese
  • Honey, chopped pecans

Blueberries, maple syrup, orange zest

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