I started shaking and after a little bit, I got whipped cream. Keep shaking and butter started to form. After a bit more shaking, I drained the excess liquid.
I added some water to the butter and kept shaking. I poured out the excess liquid again.
You want to get the excess liquid out of the butter as much as possible because it will spoil faster and taste sour due to the buttermilk. I took the butter from the jar and pressed out some of the liquid as I did. I put it into Mandi's butter bell she got for Christmas.
Voila, fresh homemade butter. Easy as pie. No, definitely easier. You can also fold in different ingredients into your fresh made butter such as garlic or honey, if you want to make a special butter for an occasion. Mmm, honey butter.
Now, take a moment for this gem: