Next step: make my own butter.
But first thing first - finding cream that comes in a glass container. I am still working on that, but much closer (I think)... meanwhile, if you want to make some butter at home, you can just buy cream from your local grocery store. I think heavy cream would be just right.
I got my hands on some very good quality local organic stuff and went to work making my first batch of butter.
And you can save the buttermilk... I'm not too sure what we will use if for yet, but I hear it makes great pancakes.
But then I watched this very helpful video and quickly changed my ways.
Don't forget to add some salt, or garlic to make garlic butter.
And for a fun project with the kids, put some cream in a little mason jar or old jam jar and shake it up. Shake it for so long that you feel like it's never going to turn into butter, and then shake it up some more. Then you will start to see the transition when it gets thick and then suddenly turns into a serarated ball of butter floating in buttermilk... that's when it's ready. Scoop it out and serve right away.
What a great way to show kids how butter is made.