Easy Homemade Honey Butter pairs perfectly with our Homemade Bread. We didn’t get this one from the amazing Country Wisdom & Know-How book – it came about as we were messing around with a surplus of cream that we had.

If you tell someone that you are serving them homemade butter, they immediately think of you toiling away with an old-fashioned butter churn. The reality is it’s super easy, as long as you have a good stand mixer. KitchenAid is probably the most recognized brand, but any would do.

KitchenAid KSM150PSER Artisan Tilt-Head Stand Mixer with Pouring Shield, 5-Quart, Empire Red 

To really make your homemade butter shine, don’t be afraid to add flavors! We particularly like adding local honey to ours – it’s fresh, and it adds to the local nature of everything we serve.

Homemade Honey Butter

INGREDIENTS

1 Pint of Heavy Whipping Cream

Salt to taste

Honey to taste

DIRECTIONS

  1. Add heavy whipping cream to mixer bowl. Start on slow, and then raise it to medium speed.
  2. Let it churn! The machine is doing all the work. First it will turn to whipped cream – yep, you just learned how to make whipped cream (just add some sugar)! If you let it continue to churn, the whipped cream will break down and you will start to see the “curds” and “whey”. The butter should start sticking to the mixer, and you should see the buttermilk in the bowl.
  3. Stop churning and move the solid butter to a bowl and work it into a ball and press it down with a spoon – we are just trying to get rid of any of the leftover buttermilk. Give the solid butter a rinse, rework and repress. Keep doing this until very little buttermilk is coming out of the butter.
  4. Add the honey! Mix the honey into the butter, shape, and store!