Made butter today :)

Dace

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It was quite cool!

We did it in my DDs 1st grade class, I brought in 4 small canning jars, teacher dropped a clean marble in each (not necessary though) and added heavy cream to about 3/4 full then put the lids on and around the room they went to be shook up by the kids.

When everyone was tired of shaking I took oever and shook my little arms off :/ till all of the sudden the jars felt and sounded a little differnet, I looked and voila...butter! We drained it and added a little salt and then the kids slathered it on their cornbread.

Guess what my dinner guests will be making for my thanksgiving dinner? :gig No freeloaders at my house!
 

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Cool. I've been meaning to try it, but I'm afraid I'll get tuckered out before it's done.

Inchy
 

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I did that once as a kid too. Its pretty cool. :)

I would omit the marble or else not use glass jars. Assuming you don't want to decrease the life of your canning jars.
 

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Really?? That's it? Heavy cream? Would half and half work? That's really cool!
 

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I think you have to max out on the cream content to get good butter. If you used half-n-half I think you'd get half as much butter.
 

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Yes, I agree with DM...you need max fat content. We used heavy cream and it worked great.
No more marbles in my jars :) really not necessary.

Inchy you could do like we did and pass the jar when your arms need a break.
 

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Mmmmmm I used to love shaking butter when I was a kid. Back then we used to get our milk straight from a dairy farmer and my mom used to scoop the cream off the top and put it in jars for us kids to shake. We never used a marble though...just a plain old pickle jar with a lid and cream
 

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OK is that heavy whipping cream?

I should do this with my kids, would make a great homeschool lesson! how to make butter LOL
 
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