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-quartheavy whipping cream
1/2cupplain whole-milk kefir
1tspflake sea salt
Optional: Zest from orange & chopped fresh mint
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.
Once cream and kefir mixture thickens, refrigerate until chilled.
Using a mixer or whisk whip the child cream mixture until it turns into whipped cream.
Continue to beat until the mixture begins to separate. Once fully separated, drain the butter in a mesh strainer.
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.
Store in a butter holder or small crock.
Flavored cultured kefir butter makes a lovely host gift. I look for cute containers to gift the butter in, and always include the recipe.