Make Your Butter : Kinfolk Magazine

Make Your Butter

There’s a small group of friends in Hoboken, New Jersey that had a clam bake last weekend and made their own butter for the meal. Just put some cream in a mason jar with a few marbles and some salt, then pass it around the table until you have butter. It could even be a nice ice breaker.

Thanks Larry


19 Responses to “Make Your Butter”
  1. Joanne says:

    I like this idea a lot. Such a simple thing, but I would feel a bit more connected (“engaged” as you said) to the meal.
    Sometimes I need a good icebreaker like this too.. haha

  2. Stephanie J. says:

    that’s probably a lot of shaking, but I’m totally going to try it!

    • Hilary says:

      It’s best when you pass it around the table, because it IS a lot of shaking, but everyone shares the burden :)

  3. Dale says:

    This is such a great idea! I will definitely have to try this at my next get-together!

  4. Good, old fashioned fun. :)

  5. Indira says:

    This was also on an episode of the 24 hour restaurant battle on Food Network. They 2 that were doing it had set up a country kitchen feel with larger wooden communal tables. It was a great way for them to start the dinner, and a great way to break the ice especially if you are sitting next to someone you don’t know (which lets be honest is sometimes half the fun of communal dining!)

  6. Jenn S says:

    This would be such a fun activity for kids at a dinner!

  7. Anita says:

    Going to definitely try this at my next get together!

  8. Sharolyn says:

    I love real butter! So sad to see margarine sold by the double pound (enormous amounts anyway) here and used to defile such delicous things as crossiants. I’ve been meaning to start a “butter appreciation club” for some time. I might just get onto it now…

  9. Kyna says:

    I’d lOve to see this .. jar…

  10. riqyboy says:

    heavy or whipping

  11. indiana says:

    seems an easier way than i used to make butter…endless beating in a tall jar, using a wooden spoon.
    but i guess i was making a little more of it. tasted best when the cream was slightly soured…

  12. angelica says:

    i love this idea! it’s fun and, at the end, you get to taste some homemade butter!

  13. Coco says:

    just found your site and im in love. thank you for all you share and inspire.

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