If you have not done this before, it takes about 5 or so minutes of good shaking to turn that cream into butter. I gave it a few vigorous shakes to help it along. Drain the buttermilk, and you have butter. I recommend salting it. If not it is really unappealing. Serve on crackers for a little taste!
Friday, February 3, 2012
Preschool: Making Butter
Shake, shake, shake, shake some more. When we made our butter in preschool... that is all there was to it. We filled a large size baby food jar halfway with heavy whipping cream. Each child shook the jar while the rest of the class counted to 20. Here is the cool part. We have 18 kids in that class. That is 18 times counting to 20 in a few minutes. It kept their attention. Towards the end, we even jumped while we counted. We can work on math, gross motor and science all in one little project. The kids really enjoyed this and I recommend it!