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How to Make Butter From Leftover Cream

I really didn’t want to share this silly video with you. I mean, what does churning butter have to do with bone health anyway? (Oh, I guess we could research up some connection between the amazing fat-soluble vitamins in hand churned butter and bone density – but it would definitely be a stretch!)

Anyway, my wife Viv (AlgaeCal’s COO) and Monica (AlgaeCal’s Content Manager) overruled me!

So here you go. Have a chuckle at my expense.

Watch the video below.

Dean’s Homemade Butter

How to make Butter from leftover Cream!

Course Breakfast
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings 1 container
Calories 821 kcal


  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • water cold


  • 1/2 tbsp salt


  • 1 stand mixer, hand mixer, or whisk
  • 1 large bowl
  • 1 strainer
Nutrition Facts
Dean's Homemade Butter
Amount Per Serving
Calories 821 Calories from Fat 792
% Daily Value*
Fat 88g135%
Saturated Fat 54g338%
Cholesterol 326mg109%
Sodium 3578mg156%
Potassium 178mg5%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 3500IU70%
Vitamin C 1.4mg2%
Calcium 155mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  1. Take 1 cup of organic whipping cream and place into a large electric mixer. If using a hand mixer or mixing by hand, place into a large bowl.
  2. If using an electric mixer, set on low speed, then raise to medium speed. If using a hand mixer, turn on low and then raise to medium speed. Or if by hand, whisk away! (About 2 minutes)
  3. Once most of the whipping cream has turned solid, take a strainer and pour the remaining cream through it. Either into a bowl or cup. This excess cream is called buttermilk! You can save it and use it in baking or drink it! (It’s delicious).
  4. Once your butter has been separated from the buttermilk, rinse with cold water to get rid of the remaining buttermilk. Repeat until the water runs clear. * Removing the excess buttermilk prevents your butter from going sour.
  5. Place your homemade butter in a container or butter dish! (Use within 2-3 weeks) Enjoy!
  6. Optional addition: Add 1/2 tsp. of salt to your butter and mix well before placing into your butter dish.

Recipe Notes

Use organic ingredients whenever possible.

how to make butter

Ok now you know what kind of silliness goes on in my house on an otherwise quiet evening.

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Author: Dean Neuls, AlgaeCal CEO and Co-Founder

Dean Neuls is AlgaeCal’s Co-Founder and CEO. He has been operating the company since its beginning, and is passionate about creating an excellent product that helps people. Neuls is also a natural health author and student of bone health science.  As the discoverer of plant calcium and sponsor of calcium clinical research, he is uniquely qualified in this field. He also leads the rest of the AlgaeCal staff by example with his healthy diet and active lifestyle. Dean was born in Grenfell, Saskatchewan and raised all over Canada.