First you will need heavy whipping cream (I wanted organic, but the store was out) and if you're letting kids help out, you'll need jars. I used some leftover baby food jars which are a nice size for young children.
Then just fill the jars with the cream
And shake, shake, shake.
After about 5 minutes it will start to thicken and look like this
It will start to look like whipped cream. Try not to stop at this step and eat it.
Your kids will become tired of shaking at this point
Don't worry, you're almost there when it looks like this.
You'll know it's done when it forms into a ball and it sort of floats in the milk (which is buttermilk by the way. Didn't know you'd be making two things at once huh?) Once that is done you'll want to pour it over a strainer to separate butter from buttermilk.
Then scoop out the butter and put it into ice water to rinse it. This step will help your butter last longer.
|I repeated this step once to make sure|
it was rinsed well.