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Homemade Coconut Butter – Make Your Own

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Homemade Coconut Butter! The post I should’ve written a long time ago!

homemade artisana coconut butter

Yesterday afternoon, I made a Single Lady Cupcake.

Not just any single lady cupcake. This one is covered with homemade coconut butter (and cacao nibs). Every time I post a recipe using coconut butter, bunches of coconuts people leave comments lamenting the lack of coconut butter in their areas (or lack of $, for coconut butter, in their wallets).  Never fear; a remedy exists!

You can make your own homemade coconut butter to use any way you’d use Artisana Coconut Butter.

homemade coconut butter

Just throw the shredded coconut into a blender or food processor and blend the heck out of it! Within minutes, you should have smooth and buttery homemade coconut butter! It could not be easier!

vita mix coconut butter

Depending on your climate and the fat content of the coconut you use, you may need to add a little virgin coconut oil to the blender as you work. If your homemade coconut butter looks dry, pour in some coconut oil–about a tbsp at a time–and it should be smooth sailing from there. Pun intended!

Homemade Coconut Butter

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  • Shredded, unsweetened coconut (full-fat)
  • Oh wait, there aren't any other ingredients!
Total Time: 10m


Homemade Coconut Butter: I took a bag of shredded coconut (Let’s Do Organic brand) and simply blended it in my Vita-Mix for about 3-5 minutes. (Note: If you use a food processor, blend for 10-ish minutes.) That’s all there is to it! Chocoholics can also make Homemade Chocolate Coconut Butter.

Side note: Depending on where you live–and the temperature/altitude–you might have trouble with this recipe. It works perfectly for me, and many of the commenters have also reported being wildly successful, but coconut butter reacts oddly in different climates. A few people have left comments saying they’ve encountered trouble – If it refuses to turn to butter for you, add some virgin coconut oil to the blender… usually that fixes things right up!

*For help and troubleshooting, click here: Coconut Butter FAQ Page.*

This recipe works great in Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge.

Just a thought. 🙂

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Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 
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  1. Albizia says:

    For foreigners and blender-less people – just eat the shredded coconut and dream about the most beautiful single-lady cupcakes 🙂 .

    1. Sam says:

      Coconut trees grow in tropical countries – Caribbean, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, etc., and sea shores in countries of Africa, Australia, Asia, Polynesia and South America. @Albizia _ That is to say apart from Florida, some southern US states and Hawaii – coconut is indeed an exotic foreigner 🙂 and widely popular in their country’s cuisines for thousands of years. People live and consume coconut in so many forms – only now getting recently introduced in the US as a gourmet food! With Amazon worldwide, the sources for blenders and coconut are one too many. Cupcakes are also staple in most countries with the same icing deliciousness for the past 80 years thanks to the British and French colonial influence all over the globe. We are in a small world in a coco-nut shell now 🙂

  2. I made coconut butter in the Vita, too a few days ago! It was delicious, and it’s already gone! I’d love to win one from Artisana, I’ve never tried their coconut butter!

  3. Erica says:

    I’ve tried making coconut butter before with my food processor, but it never turns out as smooth as Artisana’s. Maybe I need to get a vitamix!

    You are already on my blogroll!

  4. Susan says:

    I tried making my own coconut butter before, but my teeny kitchenaid food processor just wasn’t up to the task. I would LOVE to finally try the Artisana stuff!!

  5. I’m not a coconut fan so this isn’t a entry — just wanted to say your single lady cupcake looks so good!

    1. Hehe thanks, Holly! And I don’t mind that you’re not a coconut fan… more for me! 😉

  6. I love frugal, make your own alternatives!

    I tweeted for an entry!

  7. You’re already on my blogroll!! Hope that counts 😀

  8. Erin says:

    I’d love to win the coconut butter, but I don’t have a blog nor do I have a Twitter account.

    1. Oh gosh, Erin, I didn’t think about that when I wrote the ways to enter! How about email subscription for an entry?
      Sorry ’bout that!

      1. Lauren W says:

        Does that include everyone? I don’t have a blog or twitter either? Thanks! (Oh, and I just subscribed for your blog by email too)

      2. Tricia says:

        I dont’t have twiiter or a blog, but i’ve already subscribed to your blog so i hope that counts as an entry.

      3. Sarah says:

        I’m in the same boat as Erin…I, too will do the subscription entry!!!!!!!

  9. Star says:

    I followed and tweeted 🙂

  10. Gina says:

    I’m dying to try coconut butter! What am I doing with my life that I haven’t tried it yet?

  11. Gina says:

    Added you to my blogroll 🙂

  12. Courtney says:

    I lack Twitter or a blog, so I hope this counts as a valid chance to win a jar of heaven!

    1. I didn’t think about that when I wrote the ways to enter! How about email subscription for an entry?
      Sorry ’bout that!

  13. Gen says:

    Oh my word! That looks sooo good!!! And its awesome, because Artisana doesn’t sell their products in Brazil! Homemade coconut butter, here I come! =D

  14. Kat says:

    You’re on my blogroll! I <3 coconut butter…mmm so tasty 🙂

  15. JW says:

    Hello! I tweeted and follow you. I am @butterjessfly

  16. Bryana says:

    You’re on my blogroll!!! 🙂

  17. bad news: the store didnt have coconut! i will have to wait until the BIG grocery run next week because i KNOW they have coconut..!

    1. Boo to that store! What kinda store doesn’t have coconut?? No, actually some of our local stores don’t have unsweetened coconut either. I wish I could send you a package through this screen, but it’s not letting me do so!

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