Techniques Make Your Own Butter Published Oct 17, 2012 8:17 PM Techniques Make Your Own: Homemade Butter ». André Baranowski SHARE Homemade butter is surprisingly easy to make—you simply need to whisk heavy cream until butterfat granules form before straining the mixture. This step-by-step gallery makes it even easier.See the gallery » Easy MORE TO READ RELATED The Saxelby Cheesecake Plums, vanilla bean, and fresh chèvre sparkle in Caroline Schiff’s sweet tribute to the legend of American-made cheese. READ NOW RELATED Kosher Cachopa Michael Twitty’s take on Cape Verde’s iconic, hearty stew honors the island nation’s Jewish roots. RELATED Quick-Pickled Beets This stress-free method will have you snacking on nature's candy without the post-canning cleanup.