Perhaps you have whipped cream too much and it began to separate and get gross? Were you aware that you’d been really on your way to turning your lotion to butter? The fat in lotion is contained in small globulesthink of them sort of like small sacs of fat suspended in that the milk. At any time you agitate the cream, the small sacs bump together and split apart, spilling out the fat molecules. When whipping cream, you are comprising air to the fat molecules. At any time you continue to shake your cream, the fat molecules bulge into one another and clump together and your whipped lotion deflates.
The fat and the liquid separate, forming buttermilk and butter. Given our minds are hurting from all that science, lets dive in along with understand how to make butter! – Pour your cream into a blender pitcher. Here I used 2 cups of lotion. You might also make butter with a hand or stand mixer, however, I believe the blender is way less messy as it’s got a lid. Or you might become really hands free and shake your cream in a jar. Turn your blender on medium high. The cream will visit the cream stage. Then it’ll beginning to get thicker and it’ll start to release watery buttercream.
You may see small pieces of it splashing from the sides of the blender pitcher.
You’re not there yet! – Finally, the entire thing will begin to become liquid again, turning it in the blender, and the butter and buttermilk will separate entirely. Youve successfully made butter! – This entire process should only take about five minutes on medium high. Cautiously pour off as much of that the buttermilk as possible. Either discard or save for later use. Note: Unless of course you made cultured butter, this buttermilk won’t perform like the buttermilk you purchase from the store. You Will Need to add vinegar or lemon juice if you would like it to respond properly with baking soda.
Now you are left with just the butterfat. Technically, you can eat that the butter as-is, but if you do one more step, it’ll last longer. That extra step is this: You Will Need to wash any remaining buttermilk out of your butter so it does not sour. Scrape your butter to a bowl of VERY cold water. You may even use ice water if you wish. Squeeze along with knead your butter to release that the buttermilk. Continue squeezing and changing your water till the water remains clear. This requires about 5-7 changes of water for me. Now you can dab the butter dry in some clean butter muslin, a clean dish towel, or a paper towel. To add more flavour to your butter, I extremely recommend salting it, except if you plan to use it in baking.