How To Make Butter Using a Mixer



Good morning!

I am busy doing my last-minute preparations for the Nourished Food Blogger Conference and the Gluten & Allergen Free Expo later this week, but I wanted to post this easy basic how-to on making butter. Now, I realize that I’m not reinventing the wheel here, but my How-To Basic posts seem to consistently be some of the most popular posts.

*NOTE* You can use however much cream that you like. I used about 2 cups of cream, which produced 1 cup butter and 1 cup buttermilk. Also, use cold cream.


Heavy whipping cream, cold
Pinch or two of sea salt to taste, finely ground

Pour the cream into your stand mixer, and blend on setting 2 (low, above stir) using a flat beater (I used my flex-edge flat beater). Continue stirring for pretty much forever until you are basically ready to give up.
It will finally begin to thicken and resemble sour cream, and then in one magic moment it separates into butter and buttermilk – which prompts you into doing a celebratory dance and then calling every member of your family into the kitchen to view this marvelous thing that you just did.
It takes about thirty minutes of constant stirring to separate and make butter.

Pour the buttermilk into a container with a lid and reserve for another use (I make GF buttermilk pancakes the next morning). Scoop the soft butter into a small dish, and cover.


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10 Responses to How To Make Butter Using a Mixer

  1. KarenCooking had this to say about that:

    Intriguing idea – I’ve never thought of making butter with a mixer!

  2. art had this to say about that:

    wow, this was enlightening… I’ll have to try this…

    hey… your blog did not open from my e-mails on the last few posts?
    looked for a way to relay this to you and found my self here

    Art~ (zendictive) (~_~)

    • glutenvygirl had this to say about that:

      Hey, Art. Thanks so much for letting me know! I’ll look tomorrow into seeing if there is a way to fix that. I was afraid that might be occurring. :(
      I just switched to self hosting, and there have been lots of hiccups. I’ll get it eventually though! It’s supposed to point you here. Supposed to. Sigh

      I’m so glad you found me though. Thank you for letting me know!!

  3. Laura Lou had this to say about that:

    This is the coolest thing ever! Even cooler than Dr. Pepper Bonne Bell :) I will be making butter this weekend!!

    • glutenvygirl had this to say about that:

      Laura, it is so easy! I leave it out (covered) so it stays pretty soft to use. I like the salt in it too;)

  4. Cold Dead Heart had this to say about that:

    OMG I’m definitely doing this. I’m trying to eat clean and healthy and this is the most perfect recipe!!! Thank you thank you!

  5. andy1076 had this to say about that:

    Nice! thank you for the recipe :)

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