The internet says that using single cream should be just fine:
I start off with the hand mixer:
but after that had no effect after about 5 minutes, I turned to the Magimix:
Even after 20 minutes at high power, all I got was a bit of foam. NO BUTTER AT ALL!
And then the machine even started to leak a bit:
So basically single cream is useless. You have to start with double cream or whipping cream to make butter.