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Making Butter-- Classroom Cooking

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“This is a great cooperative actitivy for young children. We serve this spread on crackers.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 pint whipping cream
  • salt (optional)
  • honey (optional)


  1. Pour the whipping cream into a plastic pint-sized jar with a screw-top lid (a peanut butter or mayo jar both work well).and add a pinch of salt if desired. Screw on the the lid tight-- I usually reinforce with masking tape as a precaution.
  2. Take turn with the children and shake the jar. We usually pick a song to sing for each child's turn. This takes a while-- about 5 minutes or so.
  3. Drain the liquid from the butter. This is the buttermilk, and some of the children may want to try it (I offer **very small tastes** in paper cups). Add more salt, or honey, to taste if desired.
  4. Serve the butter at once on crackers or bread, or chill to serve later.

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