Homemade Flavored Butter

Homemade Flavored Butter!

I was making oatmeal today and decided that it would be a great thing to have flavored butter to put into it.  Well, actually, when I make oatmeal, I put in a little cinnamon, nutmeg, and butter to liven up the taste.  So, I decided to just combine my favorite flavors into a homemade butter.  I always wanted to make homemade butter and this was the perfect time to give it a try.  It’s the same routine that I use for making whipped cream except that I just keep beating until it becomes the texture of butter.  Plus, it’s the easiest thing to make.


  • 1 pint of heavy whipping cream
  • ground cinnamon
  • nutmeg
  • garlic
  • salt (optional)


Homemade Flavored Butter

Pour heavy whipping cream into a bowl.  Beat for about 10 minutes.  It will stiffen as you continue beating.

Homemade Flavored Butter

At about the 5 minute mark, you will have whipped cream.  Just a thought to keep in mind in case you’re making butter and want to take some out and use for whipped cream.

Homemade Flavored Butter

Keep beating and you will soon see the butter separating from a watery liquid; buttermilk.  At this point, drain the butter.

Homemade Flavored Butter

This is how it will look.  Just like store-bought butter.  Form the butter into a ball while you squeeze out as much of the buttermilk from the butter.

Homemade Flavored Butter

After working the butter into a ball, pour ice cold water over the butter.  This will clean off any of the buttermilk that may be on it.  This will allow the butter to keep for longer.

Homemade Flavored Butter

Then, I flattened the butter and poured more cold water over it to remove any remaining buttermilk.

Homemade Flavored Butter

To flavor, I mixed cinnamon and nutmeg together and blended into butter with a spoon.

Homemade Flavored Butter

Make sure that it is blended nicely.

Homemade Flavored Butter

I also made a separate batch of butter with garlic blended into it.  You can also add salt to your plain butter if you want a salty taste.  As a matter of fact, this would be the time to add any type of flavor that you like.

Homemade Flavored Butter

Using candy molds, I made cute shapes for the butter.  I made a variety of butter; plain, cinnamon/nutmeg and garlic.   Then, put the candy molds of butter into the freezer.  When frozen, just pop them out and serve them whenever needed.  Easy as pie…

Homemade Flavored Butter


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  3. Wondering what the price difference between making homemade flavored butter from cream vs. making compound butter from softened butter. How much buttermilk does a pint of heavy cream give you? It seems every time I buy buttermilk (because I need 1/4 c in one recipe), the rest goes bad before the expiration date.
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    • Hi Renee! I think that it was about 1/4 cup or a little more of buttermilk. It could have been about 1/2 cup. I didn’t measure it. I rarely use buttermilk and when I do, I make it with regular milk and vinegar. That way, I just use what I make right then. Wish buttermilk was sold in very tiny cartons. I have never tried making compound butter from softened butter so I’m not sure about the price difference.

  4. I am all over this. I would so love to try it.
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  5. I’ve heard of this before! But I’ve never made it myself. I’ve seen different types on like Food Network. My favorite ones I’ve seen were when Bobby Flay was making brunch and he made his own lol. Of course you make it look super duper easy as usual. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Countdown in Style, Sharon!
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    • Hi Brittnei! I like Bobbly Flay, too. I’m attempting to get all of those easy homemade ideas out of the way. My family thinks that I’m on a mission to not have to ever go to the grocery store. Perhaps, I am….

  6. wow!I never thought we can do this at home! Sure homemade butter is more delicious than bought one.Also love the adding of cinnamon…
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    • Hi Amila! I love the taste of this butter! Used the garlic butter in some potatoes yesterday and it was really delicious. I’m always excited about a homemade item coming out great….

  7. oooh, yum! And candy molds? i never wouldve thought! 🙂
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  8. This is an awesome must try. I have never even thought to make homemade butter. Can’t wait to try it, my husband and kids will be impressed 🙂 Thank you so much for joining us at The Countdown in Style link up.
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  9. Well, since I don’t have a kitchen mixer, I’ve never considered making my own butter. I did soften some purchased butter and mixed with sun dried tomatoes and herbs, and another with garlic and herbs. Perfect for Italian night!
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  10. I’ve never made my own butter before, but I love making flavored butters. Definitely will have to give this a try, great job 🙂

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    • You must…It’s one of those things that you just have to try. The homemade garlic butter spread across a slice of butter is simply devine…

  11. Wow, I never knew butter was that easy to make. Organic butter is so expensive, I’m going to look at the cost of organic cream vs. organic butter.
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    • Hi Sonya! The great part about making butter is that it is such a sight to see cream turn to butter in a few minutes. I’m always amazed at the amount of things that we can make ourselves…


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