I saw this tutorial on how to make fresh butter and couldn't resist trying it myself. Unless you add other ingredients, pure butter is actually only heavy whipping cream, which I didn't realize. The process was a little more involved than I thought it would be but that was really my fault. I did some of the whipping by hand and then used a handmixer instead of a standing mixer like suggested (perhaps I should start thinking about investing in a Kitchenaid?). The whipping took about 30 minutes and just when I was ready to give up, I saw small pockets of liquid form in the mixture, a signal that I was on the right track.
I squeezed the water out, wrapped the butter in aluminum foil and chilled in the refrigerator. I didn't add honey but did mix in vanilla so the butter has a tangy but sweet flavor. I really think this would taste awesome on warm pancakes or french toast. Overall, it was pretty cool to make my own jar of butter from a mere pint of heavy cream I bought at Stop & Shop, and I'll probably try it again in the future.