I had some leftover whipping cream from when I made crepes for the kid's snack the other day and I had just finished up the last of the jar of mayonnaise, so I decided to try making my own butter yesterday. I was also motivated by the fact that I could use the buttermilk that separated from the butter for biscuits or pancakes.
Really clean jar- check. Really cold whipping cream- check. A little elbow grease and I was set. I shook the jar until my arms hurt and then rolled it back and forth on the floor with my feet. I opened it and found- whipped cream. I was tired so I just put it in the refrigerator and forgot about it until after the kids were in bed. Then I brought out the big guns- my hand mixer. It took a while but I finally got a butter like consistency and I put the butter in cheesecloth and squeezed out the buttermilk.
Today's delicious breakfast was worth all the work- buttermilk whole wheat pancakes with homemade butter and maple syrup.