I’ve had quite a few people recently ask me how to make coconut butter since I seem to use it in a lot of my desserts. Which is completely true. I definitely use it a lot. Because this stuff is like liquid gold. It’s so sweet and rich and creamy and delicious! Just thinking about it makes me want to go sneak a spoonful from the pantry right now!
What is coconut butter? Basically, it’s pureed coconut meat. Think almond butter, but using shredded coconut. Now I bet you’re wondering what to use coconut butter with if you haven’t tried it before. Well, I suggest starting with a massive spoonful right in your mouth for starters. Then start putting it on top of everything:
You name it and coconut butter will make it taste amazing. Coconut butter is also great for creating recipes. It’s solidifies at room temperature or when cooled so it makes it great for recipes that you want to harden. If you want to make it liquidy, just warm it up! I love using it in my recipes because it adds a creamy texture and just a little bit of sweetness which helps when I’m trying to make sugar-free desserts!
You can find coconut butter in the grocery store, but it comes with a hefty price tag. If you have a high-speed blender, it’s much more economical to make it yourself. With my Vitamix, it only takes about 5 minutes to make! If you don’t have a high-speed blender, you can still make coconut butter at home, it just may take upward of 30-45 minutes and a lot of scraping down your blender or food processor. You’ll get the best results with a high-speed blender, like a Vitamix.
I love making coconut butter and storing it in my pantry for whenever I have a craving for something sweet! I hope you enjoy it too!
Now that you know how to make your own coconut butter, what are you going to use yours for? Tell me in the comments!
- 4 cups shredded, unsweetened coconut
- Process shredded coconut in a high-speed blender or food processor for 5-10 minutes. Scrape down the sides frequently.
- The coconut butter will go from clumps, to paste, to liquid goodness. Be patient and take breaks when needed in order to not burn out your food processor.
- Store in an airtight container at room temperature. Mason jars work great for this.
- Follow my pictogram below to see the different stages of coconut butter. I didn't get a picture of the liquid stage because I was so excited by that point to get it into my jar that I forgot to take a picture of it in the blender! You'll want to keep processing a bit after the picture i step 3, it will get a bit more liquidy! When in doubt, scrape those sides!