I am a butter junkie. I love butter and have been known to spread it on crackers and eat it like cheese. I get this from my mother, who also loved butter.

Cultured Kefir Butter

Kefir butter has a cheesy tang, which makes it more interesting than regular butter. The process is easy, and there is an infinite number of flavor combinations for this butter. Think herbs, spices, and citrus.


  • 1- quart heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup plain whole-milk kefir
  • 1 tsp flake sea salt
  • Optional: Zest from orange & chopped fresh mint


  1. In a large glass bowl, combine the heavy cream and kefir. Cover with a clean towel fastened with a rubber band. Leave out on the counter overnight or until the cream thickens like sour cream.
  2. Once cream and kefir mixture thickens, refrigerate until chilled.
  3. Using a mixer or whisk whip the child cream mixture until it turns into whipped cream.
  4. Continue to beat until the mixture begins to separate. Once fully separated, drain the butter in a mesh strainer.
  5. Knead the butter on a smooth surface or cutting board. Work it like bread dough. At this point, you can add salt and other flavorings.
  6. Store in a butter holder or small crock.

Recipe Notes

Flavored cultured kefir butter makes a lovely host gift. I look for cute containers to gift the butter in, and always include the recipe.

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