If you’ve ever thought that it might be cool to make your own butter, but stopped short of buying an old wooden butter churn, there’s a new and fairly inexpensive gadget just for you called the Buttercup™ Butter Maker from Chef’n. This clever device is a fun and educational way for kids to learn where butter comes from, and provides a few minutes of arm exercise for those who want to justify that extra dab of yummy calories with dinner. The Buttercup™ Butter Maker is a customized plastic jar with a built-in strainer and separable bottom. Simply fill the jar with room-temperature heavy cream and optional flavorings like herbs, honey or garlic. Shake the contents for about three minutes to separate the butter and strain off the liquid buttermilk, rinse a couple of times with cold water, and unscrew the bottom of the jar for use as a ramekin server. Add salt to taste and you’ve got homemade butter!
The Buttercup™ Butter Maker is made from BPA-free plastic and silicone, and is top-rack dishwasher safe. It’s available from Williams-Sonoma, Amazon and other retailers.