Make it together – Homemade “Disco” Butter

by kimgerber on 07/15/2013

Print Friendly

homemade butter















Lazy summer days are the perfect opportunity to make food fresh with our kids.   This summer we’re going to share some of our favorite “Make-it-together” foods to help give you ideas to get your kids interested in, and making their own, fresh foods.

This week we have made something (nearly) everyone loves….BUTTER! Seriously, who doesn’t love creamy, sweet butter spread on freshly cooking corn on the cob, bread still warm from the oven, or spread onto freshly plucked radishes with a dusting of sea salt.

This recipe is simple and only requires cream, salt, a mason jar and a kid…or two.  We call it “Disco” Butter because you throw on some tunes, seal up the jar and let the kids dance and shake away.  Have fun!


Homemade “Disco” Butter

homemade butter



  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream, room temperature
  • pinch of sea salt


  1. Pour cream into the mason jar and tighten lid.
  2. Shake the cream until a solid ball forms in the center of the liquid (about 8-10 minutes)
  3. Strain liquid from jar and reserve (this liquid is the buttermilk)
  4. Add any optional add ins if desired.
  5. Put butter in dish and refrigerate.

Optional flavor Add-ins:

  • honey
  • fresh herbs
  • garlic
  • maple syrup

Homemade Butter


© 2013, kimgerber. All rights reserved.

Leave a Comment


Previous post:

Next post: