Homemade Butter

Apparently, there is a global butter shortage and before you panic, there’s an easy solution at hand: make your own. Homemade butter is an excruciatingly easy process that will make you wonder what the catch is; hint: there isn’t one. Once you’ve made your beautiful butter, you can get into the business of making compound butter for endless flavor profiles. TABLE has some great recipes for you to try, here.


2 cups heavy cream
1 teaspoon salt (Optional)


  • Pour heavy cream into a food processor, blender, or mixer. Blend, shake, or whip on low and gradually add speed until solids separate from the liquid.

  • Add the butter onto a cheesecloth, gather cloth from all sides, and twist until the remaining liquid is gone.

  • Remove from the cheesecloth, and run the cloth butter under cold water

  • Place your butter in a small bowl or container and add the salt or any number of flavors like fresh herbs or honey to give it a compound kick.

  • Stick it in the fridge to extend its two-week shelf life.

Story and Recipe by Gabe Gomez


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