The biggest “test” for this Heavy Cream Powder, to me, was whether or not it could make butter and whether the butter (if it made any) would melt. I wanted to find out what this stuff was made out of. The container claims it’s a product with 72% butterfat…pretty unbelievable to me. Making butter would tell whether that was the truth or not.
Again, here we have the two test subjects. I went with the Artistre brand for this test. From what I was able to look up (online, again there’s no mention of ingredients on the containers) the two both have what looks like the same ingredients.
I decided to mix 1:1. I used 1 cup Heavy Cream Powder to 1 cup water plus 1/4 tsp. salt for taste…
After beating — I kid you not — for 40 minutes (on high) I finally saw some signs of change…
At this point I transferred it all to a mason jar since it was too hard to keep all the splatters of butterfat in the base of the bowl where they could be whipped.
Shake shake shake… (30 minutes later)
Shake shake shake… (another 30-40 minutes later)
Keep on shaking…(my family is seriously losing faith in me at this point)
I drained it and got ready to test my last big question…will it melt??
Into the pan…a little weird that it’s so foamy but it does melt.
A second or two later…still melting and still (somewhat) foamy.
All is melted (as much as it’s going to melt) and what’s left are some white….flakes? I’m guessing this is from the anti-caking additive in the powder.
And there you have it, my “butter” questions have been resolved.
I won’t be making butter from this powder probably ever again — (it took forever!)– but if someone was dying for butter it could be done. Oh, and for any of you wondering, from the 1 cup of powder used I ended up with probably 5 TBS of butter total. Now there’s some butter lovin’ elbow grease for ya!
More important, I feel like I have more confidence in the product itself (and how I’ll be able to use it) now that I’ve proven to myself what’s in it.