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Homemade Butter in a Jar

If you’re wondering where the plastic mason drinking jar with a handle came from in the picture above I will tell you:  Costco has three packs right now in different colors!  They go fast!  Walmart sales them in singles too.
I don’t usually make my own butter, let me just make that clear!  This day I made it because I live in Utah and our state holiday is coming up on July 24th, Pioneer Day.  It’s the day the Mormon pioneers finally made landing into the Salt Lake Valley after being forced out of Nauvoo, IL.  They called Utah their home and this is when our state was settled.

Celebrated by the state of Utah and by the members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, this holiday is filled with fun festivities such as parades, fireworks, and lots of rodeos!  

I am in charge of a group of girls in my church and we do “Activity Days” each month.  This month we decided to focus on the Pioneers.  We shared some stories of our Pioneer ancestors then we played some games that the pioneer children used to play (hopscotch, jumprope…), and we also made our own butter!

This is so easy and yummy!  We felt a little like the pioneers!
You will need:
Heavy whipping cream
Jar with lid
 Ice water

Pour as much whipping cream into your jar as you need.  Screw the lid on tight and start shaking!  We each took a few turns shaking the jar and it took about 5 minutes.  When you open your jar it will no longer be a liquid anymore.
In some instances you may have a little liquid in there.  Just dump it out.  

Add a little salt to the cream and stir it around.  Place the jar in a bowl full of ice water and let it sit for a few minutes.  The butter should be soft but not runny when ready to eat!
There are different varieties you can do with this.  For instance, add some pureed raspberries for raspberry butter.  Add some honey to this for honey butter, yum!  Mmmmm, and you can add cinnamon for cinnamon butter like at Texas Road House!

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