Chef’n Buttercup™ Butter Maker
Strain off the buttermilk with the built-in sieve, rinse the butter two to three times with cold water, twist off the ramekin and enjoy! Use the included recipes for honey and garlic butter printed right on the side or mix in fresh herbs to create your own favorites.
- Manufacturer: Chef’n
- Material: Plastic
- Care: Dishwasher safe
- Dimensions: 2¾" x 5"
- Capacity: 1 cup
- Made in China
Usually I'll make butter in my Kitchenaid (sometimes accidentally from over whipping cream), but you end up having to make a fairly decent size batch.
This little jar makes it simple and easy to make small batches of fresh butter - with just 1 cup of cream. You just pour your cream in, let it sit at room temperature for 6-8 hours, give it a good shake for about 2-3 minutes, rinse it off, and you're good to go.
The jar has measurements to make it even easier (plus some suggestions for flavoring your fresh butter), a strainer lid with cover to drain off the excess liquid, and the bottom is a little screw-off ramekin that is perfect for serving.
All you need is a loaf of crusty bread and some sea salt for sprinkling
FANTASTIC! That was the reaction from my husband and friend. How did I, the self proclaimed butter snob, react? Those childhood memories came rushing back and I promptly ordered several more for family and friends.
My husband has even talked about the Butter Maker with colleagues at work - and has asked me to place another order!
I appreciate the reviewer who shared her thoughts/experience with the butter maker and want to add my 2 cents for anyone else who may be skeptical. So, the bottom line is:
Yes, I would and have already recommended the butter maker
The thing is, it makes REALLY tasty butter. I purchased some heavy cream from my local co-op, left it out for a few hours (it was pretty warm, so I didn't wait the entire recommended time) and shook it up.
The resulting butter was light and creamy, almost like it had been whipped. It was incredible on the sweet corn we roasted that night. Once we refrigerated it, the texture was a lot more like what you'd expect from butter, but it still tasted great.
Well worth it for the price of the shaker, especially when you consider that heavy cream is generally a lot cheaper than buying artisan butters
Questions & Answers
Is there one? If not, where would one go to learn how to make flavored butter