Follow these step by step instructions to make your own honey butter. If you'd prefer regular butter just skip the last couple steps. Spread on fresh bread for an amazing afternoon treat!
1 small container of whipping cream
Pour the whipping cream into the jar
Add about 1 t of salt as well. Secure the lid tightly.
This next part is fun for kids. Let them shake shake shake that whipping cream until they're tired (it won't be ready yet).
You can even roll it around on the table or across the floor.
When your kids are bored with shaking, pour the cream into your electric mixer. If you've been shaking it for at least 10 minutes, it should have started to look whipped. Add about ½ t of vanilla in at this point. Now you'll continue whipping that cream on high into submission.
Keep whipping past the point of whipped cream. Keep going until little pockets of liquid start to form (that's buttermilk!).
You'll need to get your hands dirty now and squeeze chunks of the butter out of the bowl and place it on a piece of waxed paper. Squeeze out at much of the buttermilk liquid as you can. This will keep the butter fresh.
Roll it up in the waxed paper and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Place the butter back into the mixer and add about 3-4T of honey. Mix until it comes together. Enjoy on fresh bread!