You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of Homesteading Today!    
Homesteading Forum

Go Back   Homesteading Forum > Country Homemaking > Dairy

Dairy butter, cheesemaking, yogurt, processing milk, etc.

LinkBack Thread Tools Rating: Thread Rating: 9 votes, 5.00 average.
Old 07/27/08, 07:56 PM
Join Date: May 2004
Location: CA
Posts: 48
Making Butter in a Bosch Mixer?

Hi. I have a bosch universal mixer with only the dough kneading attachment. Would that work to make large quantities of butter? (Or do I need the whisk attachments?)

This is it:
Reply With Quote
Old 07/28/08, 08:31 AM
suzyhomemaker09's Avatar  
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: SW Missouri
Posts: 4,018
Using a Kitchen aide requires the whisk..I'd guess using the Bosch would be the same.
LaMancha & Nubian goats
Reply With Quote
Old 08/26/08, 02:20 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Pacific NW
Posts: 7
Technically, it should work - EVENTUALLY! Problem is that it will take forever and a day. My DH rides his bike to work about 4x a month (about 23 miles to get there) and he'll usually stick a bottle (half gallon) of our Jersey milk in his saddlepack so he can drink it with dinner (24 hour shifts). He tells me that by the time he gets to work, the milk has no cream, but has BUTTER flakes in it!! (Eww.) It's only a problem if the jar isn't completely full, as that air space gives the cream just enough room to agitate into butter. Now he tops it off before heading out the door! Problem solved. Long story just to suggest that a whisk would be well worth the price to make butter! We have a 10 quart Hobart that we use to make butter. I tried the paddle attachment the first few times, but the whisk gets the job done faster. Just beware of putting TOO much cream in there - it nearly doubles in size before it turns to butter. I walked away once only to find a huge puddle of cream on my kitchen counter and floor in a matter of minutes!
Reply With Quote
Old 09/01/08, 11:59 AM
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Tn
Posts: 338
I use my kitchenaide to make butter all the time. I only use the mixer attachment....not the whisk or dough hook. I usually hang a towel over it to catch any splatters..because you do have to crank it up a little.
Reply With Quote
Old 09/08/08, 08:58 AM
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,262
do you make butter from your own cows milk? Is it "raw milk" or pasteurized? I think there is a place to get fresh pasteurized milk locally, but does that mean the "cream" is gone? Any info on how to do this and what i need to buy to do this would be great.
Reply With Quote
Old 09/08/08, 06:30 PM
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 336
I tried this last week after reading about it here. It's much easier than using the electric butter churn. Used whisks til I had butter, then drained the buttermilk, added ice water and used the paddles. For the very first time, I was finally able to get all the buttermilk out of the butter and got clear water! I was so excited! I'll be doing this from now on.
Reply With Quote
Old 10/02/08, 09:14 AM
darbyfamily's Avatar  
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Kansas
Posts: 922
I used my bosch one time... it was more mess to clean than I cared to do... but, having 8 kids that are willing to shake the quart jars of cream, thats how we do it

I just fill a few of them with cream and set the kids to shaking during story time or while they watch a movie.
Jennifer, Chase and the whole Darby clan
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:12 PM.