Monday Musings: 2/23/2015 Making Butter from Heavy Cream Experiment

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This post is by Bernie Carr,

Welcome to another Monday Musings, where we share interesting links about all things preparedness, as well as updates on the blog.

First the blog updates…

Ready Made Resources Mountain House Sale 

Our sponsor, Ready Made Resources is having a huge Mountain House Sale.  They are offering pre-1965 Silver dimes for every $100 worth of Mountain House ordered.  Plus free shipping!  Check it out, this is a good deal not to be missed!

Giveaway this Friday  

We took a break from giveaways for the last few weeks but we are ready to get started again.  Believe it or not, a lot of entrants never check their emails and therefore lose out by not responding to their notification email.  We’ve had several giveaways were we’ve had to do multiple drawings just to find a winner who responds!   In spite of this, we keep trying and eventually a winner who is actually excited about winning responds and gets the item.  Check back on Friday for our next giveaway – this is a good one!

What happened to my butter from heavy cream experiment?

I was excited to try making butter from heavy cream – all the instructions I’ve seen mention adding heavy cream to a Mason jar and shaking it for 10 minutes or more.  Well, I shook and shook and shook some more…  For about 15 minutes and all I got was whipped cream.

What went wrong?  I think I should have added less heavy cream given the size of the jar I was using.  I also noticed the lid started to leak after a while, so my jar may have also had something to do with it.

As you know I share both successes and failures.  I call this one a fail for now…  But I am not giving up!

Now for the links…

Seed Starting: Indoors and Out

Be Anti-Fragile: Prepare Modern but Practice Primitive

10 Ways To Deter Burglars

No, You Can’t Come to My House

Disabling an Attacker’s Sight, Wind or Mobility

How to Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer

Take care and have a great week everyone!

© Apartment Prepper 2015


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  1. I think you have to go longer than 10 minutes. I remember doing this as a teenager as my mom wanted to show us how to make butter. She shook it, I shook it, my boyfriend shook it and anyone we could get to help out. Finally after my boyfriend running around the house shaking it, it finally started to make clumps. We shook it some more and finally mom (mostly to be done with the show and tell) declared it done. She scooped out the clumps, salted it and patted them into a glob together. She also told us that if we wanted it to look like store bought butter we could add some food coloring.
    Nothing like the simple life of yesteryear.

  2. butter forms after whipping cream — if you try again, keep shaking longer until butter forms. we used to do this in elementary school w/the kids when learning about the pioneers. it’s easiest if you have a couple people taking turns to shake — pass the jar along when one gets tired of shaking quickly — and don’t stop until a ball of butter is formed. deliciousness takes effort! 🙂

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