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Homemade 2 Ingredient Cultured Butter using Whole Milk Plain Skyr… Not much to it and I’ll say… It is even better than regular butter ❤️ It is so tangy and just delicious. Skyr is an Icelandic style yogurt that is thick, creamy, and packed with protein! Cultured butter is essentially butter that goes through a fermentation process, which gives it that tangy flavor.

Why You’ll Love Cultured Butter

We all know butter is a queen. You’ll LOVE this one. It so easy to make and so creamy and tangy. You can also save the buttermilk and use it for something else, like my lavender biscuits. You can eat it on anything you like. I love to eat it with biscuits & lavender flaky salt or on warm sourdough…the sky is the limit.

Cultured Butter

How To Prepare Cultured Butter

☀️ First, mix the cream and yogurt well. Then, place inside a clean mason jar, and cover with a cheesecloth so it can breathe. Let it sit on your counter for 1-2 days in a spot where the sun doesn’t doesn’t hit it directly.

❄️ Once you are ready, place it in the fridge for about an hour. Needs to be at around 60 degrees.

💛 Then, place it in your stand mixer and whip on medium high until it becomes whipped cream, and keep going until it separates.

🌟 Scrape the sides regularly. It’ll be about 7-8 minutes.

🥛 Strain the buttermilk (save that for pancakes).

🧈 Then, using a cheesecloth remove more of the buttermilk out. Rinse it under cold water and squeeze. You got butter!

🧂 Lastly, spread a thin-ish layer of the butter with flaky sea salt on parchment paper and repeat 3-4 times.

Substitutions and Variations

  1. You can use any plain yogurt of choice instead of Skyr.

Chef Nadia’s Tip

Buying cream or heavy cream without gums or fillers with 35% fat is crucial, also use plain full fat Skyr, not greek.

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Common Questions

What flaky sea salt do you use?

I use Maldon Sea Salt Flakes.

How do you store it?

I store it in the fridge.

What do you do with the buttermilk?

I save it! It’s a MUST, and make pancakes.

Where do you get your cheesecloths from?

I get my cheesecloths from amazon!

Cultured butter

By Nadia Aidi
Prep 10 minutes
Cook 0 minutes
Resting Time 1 day
Total 1 day 10 minutes
Servings: 8
Homemade 2 Ingredient Cultured Butter using @IcelandicProvisions 30oz Whole Milk Plain Skyr…not much to it and I’ll say…it is even better than regular butter ❤️ it is so tangy and just delicious. @IcelandicProvisions Plain Skyr is also just made using two ingredients: farm-fresh whole milk and Certified Heirloom Icelandic Cultures. Skyr is an Icelandic style yogurt that is thick, creamy, and packed with protein!Do you want me to show different variations of flavors?

Ingredients 

  • 1 pint heavy cream, I used organic straus dairy
  • 1/3 cup Skyr, I used Icelandic Provisions Whole Milk Plain
  • Sea Salt, flaky, for topping

Directions 

  • First, mix the cream and yogurt well. Then, place inside a clean mason jar, and cover with a cheesecloth so it can breathe. Let it sit on your counter for 1-2 days in a spot where the sun doesn’t doesn’t hit it directly.
  • Once you are ready, place it in the fridge for about an hour. Needs to be at around 60 degrees.
  • Then, place it in your stand mixer and whip on medium high until it becomes whipped cream, and keep going until it separates.
  • Scrape the sides regularly. It’ll be about 7-8 minutes.
  • Strain the buttermilk (save that for pancakes).
  • Then, using a cheesecloth remove more of the buttermilk out. Rinse it under cold water and squeeze. You got butter!
  • Lastly, spread a thin-ish layer of the butter with flaky sea salt on parchment paper and repeat 3-4 times.

Nutrition

Calories: 207kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 22g, Saturated Fat: 14g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 68mg, Sodium: 21mg, Potassium: 72mg, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 880IU, Vitamin C: 0.4mg, Calcium: 51mg, Iron: 0.1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Butter
Cuisine: International

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