A closeup of butter.
Your Food Processor Is The Key To Effortless Homemade Butter
By Alia Ali
For an easy way to make homemade butter, use a food processor. Start by using the highest quality cream — it is the main ingredient, so the better the cream, the better the butter.
Pour the cream into a food processor and whizz it for at least three minutes. The cream will gradually separate during the processing; stop the machine when chunks of butter form.
Strain the butter solids from the liquid, and keep this buttermilk for future use. Add ½ cup of ice water to the solids and stir them together with a large spoon or spatula.
Drain off the water and add another ½ cup of ice water. Continue stirring and draining the mixture until the water is clear to "rinse" the butter solids.
Wipe out your food processor's bowl and blades, and then return the rinsed butter solids to the bowl and process until they form a ball.
Finally, place this lump of butter in a cheesecloth or clean dish towel and wring out as much liquid as you can. The result is homemade butter you can use any way you desire.