In March, I gave myself a month long challenge of ridding my house of nasty chemicals and high priced products that I can make myself. Here are a few of the things that I was able to replace around the house that you’d find at your supermarket in the beauty and cleaning aisles:
Recipe for Facial Moisturizer
Cheap, Organic Face Wash
DIY Household Green Cleaners
DIY Organic Eye Makeup Remover
Simple, Organic Lip Balm
Then, I got crazy in May and June replacing anything in the kitchen that comes in a package. Here are a few things that I’ve replaced that you’d find at your supermarket in the food aisles:
Simple, Healthy Salad Dressing
How to Freeze Beans and Avoid BPA
Homemade Crockpot Yogurt
Simple, Tasty Granola
Skinny Orange Julius
Sweet Iced Coffee-No Calorie
Today, I wanted to share with you a simple recipe to replace the store bought margarine or butter you have in the fridge. Here’s all that you’ll need to make your very own Simple, Homemade Butter:
2 Cups Heavy Cream
1/4 Cup Sour Cream
1/2 Cup Plain Yogurt (see recipe above)
First, prepare a water bath by filling a large bowl with water and ice cubes. Pour 2 Cups of Heavy Cream into the bowl of a standing mixer. Turn the mixer speed to medium.
Gradually add the sour cream and the plain yogurt.
After a few minutes, the mixture will begin to look frothy.
After 5-10 more minutes, the mixture will begin to resemble butter.
During this process, I usually cover the mixer with a towel to avoid splattering my entire kitchen.
The butter will start to form a clump in the center of the bowl and will give off the byproduct of buttermilk.
Once the clump is the right consistency, remove from the bowl and place on a clean, lint-free tea towel.
Dip the butter several times into the ice bath, removing all the excess buttermilk.
Save the buttermilk that was left in your mixing bowl for other recipes. It’s great for pancakes, let me tell you!
For later use, form the butter into a block and wrap tightly in saran wrap and place it in the freezer.
I usually cut the butter in half, placing half in the freezer and half in the fridge. If you are going to use the butter immediately, don’t worry about saran wrapping it. Store the butter preferably in a glass dish and leave in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
Slather your Simple, Homemade Butter on your favorite piece of toast and enjoy your buttery awesomeness.