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How to make butter

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Prep Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 12 portions

Making your own butter is one of the easiest things you can do. It tastes so much better than the shop bought version and it is a good way to cover up if you have ever failed at making whipped cream. I have been there as well, trust me. It is so annoying when you realise that beautiful whipped cream is turning into butter and you cannot serve it with cake but why waste it? It makes such good butter. It is a super easy Thermomix recipe and in this recipe I have also used roasted garlic to make one of my all-time favourite roasted garlic butters. 

You can easily store the butter in the freezer in a sausage shape and serve it sliced up in portions at a dinner party. 


  • 600 g double cream min. 32% fat
  • 1 garlic bulb
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt optional


  1. Insert the butterfly whisk. Place the cream in the mixing bowl and whip 1 Min. 30 Sec. / Speed 4 until the cream is curdled and the fat is separated from the liquid. The process may take a little longer but should be fairly quick. If the fat is not separated yet, simply repeat for another 30 seconds. 

  2. Place a muslin cloth in the simmering basket and set it over a large bowl. Pour the mixture into the cloth and allow it to drain. Squeeze out any excess water and place the butter in the fridge for 30 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, to make garlic butter (this step is optional), wrap the garlic bulb in foil and roast in the oven 220°C / 200°C Fan / Gas Mark 8 for 45 minutes. Remove and squeeze out the garlic.

  4. Once the garlic is cooled, place in the mixing bowl with the salt and the refrigerated butter (in small chunks). Insert the butterfly whisk. Whip 40 Sec. / Speed 4. Serve immediately or roll into a sausage, wrap in cling film and freeze.

Nutrition Facts
How to make butter
Amount Per Serving (1 portion)
Calories 172 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 68mg23%
Sodium 115mg5%
Potassium 37mg1%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 735IU15%
Vitamin C 0.4mg0%
Calcium 33mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  1. How to make butter - My Tasty Things on April 3, 2019 at 12:02 pm

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  2. Angela on May 7, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    Loved the recipe. Thank you.

  3. Carol Abnett on May 21, 2019 at 9:32 am

    Hi Sophia,
    In all the recipes I have seen for making butter they always wash it , is there a reason why you don’t?
    Love your work.
    Thanks Carol.

    • Sophia H Sophia H on May 23, 2019 at 8:04 am

      Yes, this is something I am totally not convinced about. Washing the butter means you will increase the life span but you will not get any better texture or flavour, it simply helps release extra buttermilk and therefore helps with preserving. Fresh butter should naturally be used up fast and therefore in my opinion it is just another step that is not necessary to get a slightly longer life span 🙂

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