Time Needed: 5 minutes if using a mixer, 20-30 if doing by hand
Level of difficulty: easy
Materials needed: heavy whipping cream, cheese cloth
Directions: Put the whipping cream in a bowl, if using a mixer. If mixing by hand, put in a container that seals completely, and shake. Mix until the milk solids separate from the liquids. Pour out the liquid (which is, by the way, buttermilk, and is a wonderful ingredient for other recipes, so don't throw it out) and put the liquids in the cheese cloth. Squeeze the butter out, using the cheese cloth as a barrier between you and the butter. This will get the excess buttermilk out. Store in the fridge or freezer, and enjoy!
Note: This is for unsalted butter. If you prefer salted butter, just add a pinch of salt when you start the mixing process.