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Easy Homemade Grass-Fed Butter Using a Mason Jar

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You can have an ultra creamy grass fed butter at your fingertips in minutes with just two ingredients and a mason jar.

Easy Homemade Grass-Fed Butter Using a Mason Jar Ingredients

  • 1 pint grass-fed heavy whipping cream, room temperature
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (omit, if making unsalted butter)

Easy Homemade Grass-Fed Butter Using a Mason Jar Directions

  • 1
    Let the heavy cream sit out at room temperature for 1-2 hours. If you try to churn it cold, it will take longer to turn into butter. Pour heavy cream into a 16 oz mason jar. Sprinkle in salt if making salted butter.
    pouring heavy cream into a mason jar
  • 2
    Tighten the lid and shake for 5-10 minutes until the liquid separates from the butter. The liquid part is grass-fed buttermilk. The solid part is grass-fed butter.
    shaking a mason jar with cream
  • 3
    Once the liquid has separated, strain the buttermilk using a fine mesh strainer to catch the butter. Save the buttermilk for recipes shown below.
    straining out buttermilk
  • 4
    In a small bowl, pour 1/2 cup water to the butter and knead the butter with your hands, butter paddles or a spoon in order to clean the butter and remove excess buttermilk.
    cleaning butter with paddles
  • 5
    Remove butter from water bath and place on a sheet of parchment paper. Continue to knead butter with hands or butter paddles to catch excess buttermilk.
    squeezing out excess buttermilk with paddles
  • 6
    Store butter in a small mason jar or wrapped up in parchment paper.
    storing homemade butter in a mason jar

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Creamy Keto Homemade Grass-Fed Butter

scooping out grass fed butter with a butter knife

Grass-fed butter is a healthier alternative to regular butter since it comes from those cows that take a high-grass diet. Because of this, the grass-fed alternative is known to have stronger nutritional values, offering better health benefits. Also known as pastured butter, grass-fed can be recognized easily by its distinguished, deep-yellow color and thicker texture. However, its another major attribute is its distinct and wholesome flavor.

If you are serious about consuming foods with the most nutritional value, you should consider grass-fed butter over commerical butter. Grass-fed butter can be pricy if purchased in the store. Often, a pint of grass-fed heavy cream is less expensive than a brick of grass-fed butter, like Kerrygold or Vital Farms. spreading grass fed butter on a keto roll

Your best bet to ensure the best of price, taste and quality is to churn it at home and make mason jar butter. It allows you to adjust the quantity of buttermilk and salt according to your own preference. Churning homemade butter also means 100% preservative-free produce.

To learn more about grass-fed butter, its benefits, making it at home, and homemade butter benefits, read on.

Note that grass-fed butter is different from organic butter. While it comes organically from the cows, those cows are not essentially grass-fed. On the other hand, Irish butter is mostly grass-fed butter because it is made from grass-fed cow’s milk. Kerrygold butter is from Irish cows.

Benefits of Grass-fed Butter

The most important benefit of grass-fed butter is that it is more nutritious than its alternatives, including organic and grain-fed butter. The butter also contains more omega-3 fatty acids and CLA compared to grain-fed alternatives. And lastly, the pastured milk is also a rich source of fat-soluble vitamins – A, D, K, and E.

Per serving, grass fed butter has 7g healthy saturated fat, 0g trans-fat, and delicious flavor. It is one of the healthiest products to add to your ketogenic diet. Raw grass-fed butter has absolutely zero carbs.

Benefits of Making Butter from Home

spreading homemade butter on a sheet of parchment paper

The best way to get access to healthy, 100% organic and preservative-free grass-fed butter is to make it at home. Homemade butter is not just healthier, but also proves to be cheaper in the long run. Above all, by making the mason jar butter at home, you can personalize and decide how it will taste – salted or unsalted, and more.

Is Buttermilk Keto Friendly?

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Ah, the ultimate question! The answer is - yes. Unless you are lactose intolerant or have sensitivity towards dairy products, buttermilk can be a part of your nutritional, ketogenic diet. Each ¼ cup of grass-fed buttermilk contains 3g carbs. Before you think that is way too many carbs, it’s not like you are drinking straight buttermilk. I use buttermilk in many recipes, only using 1/4 to 1/2 cup buttermilk for the entire recipe! Buttermilk adds a unique flavor and provides a necessary acidic component to help baked goods rise.

Some recipes that utilize buttermilk are:

stack of keto buttermilk pancakes Also, remember to store homemade buttermilk in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.

Tips to Make and Store Tasty Mason Jar Butter

The easiest way to make butter from home is to shake it in a 16 oz mason jar. Most people have these at home. There are some butter churner that you can purchase that allow you to crank a handle than shake the jar. This butter churner by Kilner is my favorite.

To ensure that you get the best out of this creamier and tastier butter, squeeze out excess buttermilk from it. You can do this by using hands, a cheesecloth, or butter paddles. The process is easy and straightforward.

molding butter with butter paddles

You can speed up the churning process by adding a marble to the mason jar. The stone will act as an agitator and allow the butter to churn faster.

Who said healthy means giving up the taste? The best advantage of making homemade butter is that you can make it taste as simple or flavorsome as you want. You can also add seasonings like basil, garlic powder, and thyme. It will add a preferred flavor, making it easier and more uplifting to follow the seemingly-tough keto diet.

How to Store Butter

butter in a mason jar

The homemade butter that’s made with grass-fed milk has a shelf life of 3-5 days when stored at room temperature. The life extends to 7-10 days when it is stored in the refrigerator.

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