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Whip Up Some Butter Recipe

Whip Up Some Butter

This fun kitchen science project teaches kids how to churn butter - and sneaks in a dollop of African-American history.*


  • whipping cream
  • salt


Whip Up Some Butter step 1

Fill a small plastic tub half full with whipping cream. Place two or three clean marbles inside.

Whip Up Some Butter step 2

1. Seal the tub, then shake it vigorously for about 15 minutes. The cream will separate into butter lumps and buttermilk.

2. Pour off the liquid. Wrap the butter in a paper towel or clean dish towel and squeeze out any remaining liquid. Add salt, if desired, and serve.


* What does this have to do with African American History Month? In 1891, African-American inventor A.C. Richardson patented a better butter churn.