Inspired by: The Spruce Eats & Big Bears Wife
Did you know that you can make homemade butter in a mason jar? All you need is a mason jar, some heavy cream and salt to make it! Making butter is a great way to use up any heavy cream that's leftover after making another recipe. It's also a fun project you can do with kids! First pour heavy cream into a mason jar, filling it no more than half way. Seal it with your Denali lid and ring.
Now it's time to shake it up! Vigorously shake the jar up and down until the cream thickens (around 10 minutes). You will visually see the butter form and separate from the cream.
Pour the buttermilk (remaining liquid) in a separate bowl and use it for something else. The solid material left in the jar is your butter. If you don't plan to use your butter immediately, knead the butter before storing. Place the butter in a medium bowl and pour about ½ cup of ice water over the butter. Using a spoon or rubber spatula to knead the water around the butter. Pour off the cloudy water and repeat this process until the water dripping is clear. This removes any excess buttermilk and delays the decaying process.
Finally you can add your salt while kneading or before serving the butter! Here are some other butter ideas to try: (Garlic Butter, Cinnamon-sugar Butter, Maple Syrup Butter)