Recipe for Homemade Butter

Recipe for Homemade Butter by Sarah Price

With Thanksgiving around the corner, I thought you might like a simple and easy recipe for homemade butter. Perfect to serve with your rolls or add some to your mashed potatoes (my favorite!). Let’s face it, everything tastes better with butter. 😉

This is the basic recipe, but you can get creative. Add cinnamon or herbs into the mixture for a yummy surprise!

Plus, if you have smaller children, they love to take turns shaking the jar. I used to have a contest with my children to see whose jar would turn to butter first. Good times!


Heavy whipping cream
Salt, optional


Put the heavy whipping cream into a glass with a lid tightly secured. Shake the jar for 10-15 minutes or until it turns into butter. Add salt as desired and refrigerate.

Sarah Price is the author of the Plain Fame series and the Amish of Ephrata series, among other books. She comes from a long line of devout Mennonites, and her writing reflects accurate and authentic stories based upon her own experiences with several Amish communities. Visit her at and on Facebook.

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