Says Markdown Addicts Australia follower Leah Jade: ‘I would like to thank whoever put up the post on making your own butter. Today I have made 3 punnets of butter.
‘I would normally pay $4.50 a punnet, [now] for just $2 for 3 punnets and a jar of buttermilk using marked down cream. I will never buy store bought butter again, thank you!’
Says follower Claire: ‘Oh I finally made butter!! I scored 6 600ml of whipping cream for $0.73 each. It was so easy and is very yummy.’
Adds another: ‘7 x 33c thickened cream got me 1kg of butter and 1litre buttermilk!’ Score!
Said follower Rene: ‘Just when you think you can’t get cream any cheaper. Last week I got 12 600ml Black and Bold creams for $2.50. Well today I got 12 300ml creams for .50. That works out at approx 4c a container. Bought 2 boxes. Making more butter and buttermilk. At this rate I’ll have a year supply of butter. I don’t know how much it is locally normally but to give you an idea. $1.79 per at drakes. $1.79 x 24 = $42.96 and I paid $1.00 saving $41.96.’
Another Markdown Addicts Australia fan wrote that she picked up 12 containers of cream for just $5. ‘Bargain ...now making 3.6 litres of cream into butter and will freeze the buttermilk for cooking later. Should get just over 2 kg of butter...bargain!’
So true! As for the method for making the butter, it’s a very simple. Just put your cream into an electric stand mixer and mix it on a low speed until you see whipped cream form with soft peeks. After that, keep the speed going on medium and the cream will eventually ‘break’. Keep the power going until the butter starts to cling to the beaters - this could take anywhere between 5 to 10 minutes.
Then transfer the mix to a container, and pour off the buttermilk that’s leftover - perfect for pancakes or fried chicken! The final process just involves pouring iced water over the butter and pressing the remaining buttermilk out with a small spatula. Pour off the water and you’re done!
You can add salt to your butter if desired - or even garlic and herbs! - and it can be stored in the fridge or freezer.
‘Now that I’ve made butter this way, I’m never going back,’ said one Markdown Addict. ‘It’s the best!’
For more bargain hunting ideas, make sure you check out the Markdown Addicts Australia group on Facebook - you won’t regret it!