- Joined Apr 28, 2011
Hi...I was wondering how can I make a homemade butter last longer and preferably 5-6months? and also if it is okay to add flavor to the butter and how long will it last if I do? What do I used to preserve my butter?
Unless you are using ultra pastuerized cream for making butter it won't last that long unfrozen. When I was a kid, growing up in Vermont, we used to buy raw, unhomogenized milk. We'd pour the cream off of it and turn that into butter. I was the job of me and my brother to churn the butter on Saturday mornings, while watching cartoons. Left out, at room temperature, we would be lucky to get a week out of it. In the fridge we could stretch that to 3 but no more. It might be different though if you culture your milk first, effectively "souring" a portion of it. That might extend the shelf life some, but without freezing I can't imagine any butter, made from raw milk, would last more than a month, if that.Compound butters should keep for 1 or 2 months
Can you make your own butter with heavy whipping creme, then can it?