Churn Your Own Butter: an activity for children of all ages. In this activity, children will learn how butter is made on the farm. It’s best done wearing a prairie dress and bonnet. 🙂
*This recipe was adapted from Pioneer Farm by Megan O’Hara.
- one mason jar with lid (or a real butter churn if you are into antiques)
- one cup whipping cream
- Read one or more of the following books:
- Put the whipping cream into the mason jar. Put the lid on, making sure it’s on tight.
- Shake the jar for 30 minutes. (This is a great way to get the wiggles out.) You will see the butter separate from the buttermilk.
- Put the butter in a bowl.
- Place the buttermilk in a lidded container and use it to drink or in a recipe (like pancakes or apple cider donuts!)
- Rinse the butter with a little cold water as any buttermilk left on the butter can spoil it.
- Stir in a pinch of salt to taste (optional).
- Flavor the butter as desired: maple syrup, rosemary, sage, garlic, honey, pear preserves, etc.
- Take pictures and tag #theabundantgarden on Instagram to share your fun and for an opportunity to be featured @theabundantgarden.