How to Shake Coffee Creamer Into Butter

You may wonder if it is possible to drive a creamy butter from a coffee creamer. But that’s the case. By just hand-shaking the coffee creamer, you get your butter in no time. With that, I got you covered with a step-by-step guide on how to shake coffee creamer into butter.

Pour your coffee creamer into a glass jar and cover it with a lid tightly. Shake the jar vigorously until a lump forms. The lump inside the glass jar is the butter, while you can use the milky liquid as buttermilk.

The History of Butter

Butter is one of the ancient foods that has been in existence for over 4000 years ago. Some of its earliest recipes entailed using a container comprising of animal skin.

Those people used to screw the skin together tightly. But they could leave a small opening on the skin for adding milk or cream into it.

Afterward, they would hang the vessel with milk on a wooden pole and swing it until butter forms.

In recent years, many factories have adopted the production of butter using modern technology. Even so, you can still use the traditional process to make your butter at home. Instead of using an animal skin container, you use a glass jar with a lid. I bet the final butter product tests as good as the factory processed butter.

A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Shake Coffee Creamer Into Butter

Though it may seem awkward, shaking coffee creamer is the easiest way to make butter at home. The whole process may be somehow tedious because you are doing it by hand. But with the correct procedure, the results are fulfilling and worth the hard work. Besides, it gives you such an incredible workout.

Now, allow me to give you a step by step guide of shaking coffee creamer into butter;

What You Will Need

  • Measuring cup
  • 2 cups of heavy coffee creamer
  • A clean canning jar with a lid. Adjust the coffee creamer according to the size of your jar
  • Glass or cup
  • A clock or stopwatch
  • Cold water
  • Bowl
  • Small plastic bags
  • Helper (Optional)


Step 1:Pour Your Coffee Creamer Into a Clean Glass Jar Or Canning Jar And Cover The Glass Jar With a Lid Tightly

Closing the lid tight helps avoid spillages when you start to shake the jar. With that, you can achieve maximum results. And If you don’t have coffee creamer, you can use fresh cream from cow’s milk. Whipped cream also does an excellent job of making butter.

Step 2: Set The Stopwatch And Start To Shake The Jar With The Coffee Creamer Vigorously

At this point, you may consider getting a helper. That’s because the shaking is a bit tiresome, and finding support can save you a great deal.

As you continue to shake the jar hard and quickly, observe how the cream changes and its thickness. You are not yet there; keep going.

The purpose of the stopwatch is to help you know the amount of time you will take to make your butter.

Step 3: Take a Three Minutes Break When The Cream Changes Into Whipped Cream

It is easy to know if your creamer has turned to whipped cream by listening to the sound while shaking. If there is no more sloshing of the liquid inside the jar, that’s it. Besides, whipped cream tends to be fluffy and light.

The three minutes break enables the whipped cream to settle at the bottom a little bit. As a result, it makes your next step easy and quick.

Step 4: Shake Your Jar Vigorously Until Butter Forms

At this stage, you need to put in more effort in shaking. By shaking harder and quicker, the cream breaks down fast. If a liquid starts to slosh inside the jar again, know you are almost there. Press on a bit longer.

As you continue to shake, you will start to hear a lump hitting the jar’s sides. If that’s the case, stop shaking further and also pose the stopwatch. The creamy, pale-yellow ball is your homemade butter. It will be inside a milky liquid.

Step 5: Pour Out The Liquid From The Jar Into a Cup Or Mug

Be careful when pouring to avoid spillages. Store your liquid appropriately. You can use it in other recipes as buttermilk.

Step 6: Take Out The Butter Lump From The Glass Jar And Put It In a Cold Water Bowl

Knead your butter gently to get rid of any unwanted liquid. You can drain the excess fluid from the bowl using your fingers. Removing extra liquid from the butter makes it stay longer without going rancid.

Step 7: Rinse The Butter With Cold Water

You can rinse it two or more times until the water becomes clear. Rinsing will as well help keep the butter fresh for quite some time. If you do it well, it can even stay up to 2 weeks.

Step 8: Eat The Butter Immediately Or Place It In a Plastic Bag And Store It In The Refrigerator

After rinsing, the butter is ready for consumption. If you are like me, you perhaps prefer to eat it the very day you make it. But if that’s not the case, you can still keep the butter in a small plastic bag for refrigeration.

Step 9: Check The Time You Have Taken To Prepare The Butter

Get back to the stopwatch to see the duration you took to make your butter. Was it too long? In most cases, it’s between 5-20 minutes. But if it went past this time and you still delivered the product, no worries.

Step 1O: Clean The Equipment

It’s the best habit to leave the equipment and surface clean when you finish what you are doing. Ensure that you discard the cold water, clean the bowl, jar, and lid. Finally, wipe the work surface with a cloth.

How the Temperature Of the Cream Affects the Butter Making Process

Try making butter with cream at room temperature and another process with refrigerated cream. You will notice that it is faster to make butter with cream at room temperature than the cold cream.

With room temperature cream, it can take you about 5-6 minutes to make your butter. But with the refrigerated cream, you might have to shake it for 13-20 minutes before you get your butter.

Therefore, it is clear the temperature of the cream determines the duration of time it takes for your butter to form.

Final Thoughts

If you adhere to this step-by-step guide on how to shake coffee creamer into butter, never again will you buy ready-made butter. The good thing is that you don’t need any expensive equipment, just a glass jar (some blenders come with glass jars), and a lid, and you are good to go.