Homemade cheese

How to Make Butter From Scratch

April 3rd, 2023 Food

Butter is a familiar face in the weekly household shop, but it’s actually really easy to make at home, and it’s unbelievably versatile. Rich and creamy, you can absolutely taste the difference, and it requires a mere 2 ingredients!


Rich and creamy butter recipe

I love to add flavours to my home-made butter: my absolute favourite is a foraged twist on classic garlic butter using wild garlic. Try also blitzing in fresh herbs and sun-dried tomatoes; or simply top with a generous sprinkling of smoked sea salt. Your possibilities are endless, but with butter this good, all you really need is a knife and a decent loaf.

Homemade Butter Recipe


–      Whipping cream (minimum of 30% fat)

–      Sea salt to taste



–      Stand mixer or an electric hand mixer

–      Sieve



Whisk the cream on a medium to high speed until it reaches firm peaks.
Reduce the speed to medium and continue whisking. You’ll start to see the solids separate from the buttermilk.
Continue whisking until the solids clump together.
Strain – keep the buttermilk – then rinse the butter in very cold water until the water is no longer cloudy.
Knead in sea salt to taste.
Immediately scoff the lot on toast.
Home-made butter doesn’t last as long as shop-bought so eat it within 2 weeks.

Other from scratch recipes from AliKats

Try your hand at butter, yogurt and silky, rich ice cream. They are easier to make than you think.

·         Delicious Ricotta and Paneer Recipe

·         The only ice cream recipe you’ll ever need

·         Smooth and sumptuous yogurt recipe


Developed with the seasons, our menu incorporates dishes made from scratch with fresh ingredients from the mountains and region. You can experience a full week of AliKats food in our luxury catered chalets; or, if staying in self catered accommodation, order delicious meals to be delivered to your door with our meal delivery service.

About the author: Rachelle
Hey, I’m Rachelle. In a nutshell, I love creating things. I love cooking, I love sewing, I love DIY-ing, I love crafting, and I love learning what other people are passionate about. You probably won’t see me much during your stay but if you can’t find me in the kitchen, I’ll probably have my head in a flower somewhere or be lost half way up a mountain.

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