Hello everyone! Today we did a really fun activity that not only provided fun and learning...but a yummy snack too!
After visiting the farm earlier we learned all about cows and milk. I thought it would be fun to take it a step further and make some homemade butter with the kiddies and they absolutely loved it!
This was such a simple activity, but the kids thought it was so cool!
All you need to make your own butter is a glass jar and a carton of heavy whipping cream. We filled our jar about 3/4 of the way full and then made sure our lid was on SUPER tight!
Once you have your jar ready to go let your kids go crazy shaking that thing!
All that liquid left over is totally normal. I dumped it out but you could save it and use it as buttermilk in any number of yummy recipes :). At this point you can also add a little bit of salt for flavor and preservation. We like it just fine without it, but if you make a lot you will probably want to add a bit.
The kids thought it was so neat that the liquid cream had turned into a soft butter perfect for spreading! We happened to have a delicious loaf of homemade bread handy and BOY was it all tasty!!