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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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Ingredients

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

Instructions

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. :)

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. Michelle says:

    You’re on my blog roll. :-) I am dying to try this coconut butter!

  2. Rachel says:

    i dont have a twitter acount, no blogroll to add you to plus im already an email subscriber!! if i told u ur fab would that get me a chance of winning?!!

    1. Awww :). I’ll enter you for being a subscriber!

  3. Following you on twitter!

    @veganfoodrocks

  4. Hey Katie! I have a Vita now and can’t wait to make this again, but when I tried making it in my food processer (ages ago) it took at least 30-40 minutes! Not sure if that would be the case for ALL food processors of course.

    does it resemble artisana well??

    x sabine

    1. babe, I tried to share your post on FB (not to enter the give-away) but networkedblog gives me errorsss. :(

      1. Oh my gosh, you’re too sweet to want to share on fb! That would’ve made my day! Annoyingly, I think it’s a networkblogs problem, because I just tried it and it didn’t work. So I tried to share someone else’s post, and it still gave me an error msg. Grrr.

        As for the butter, I guess it depends on the strength of the food processor. Also, I’ve heard that using MORE coconut (i.e. a bigger amount) yields smoother results. Mine was pretty creamy, but I used the whole bag.

  5. I’m not a fan of coconut so I’m not going to enter… if you were giving away that cupcake, that would be a different story :)

    1. Hehe if only I could figure out how to ship one through the computer to you!

  6. Jennifer JCD says:

    It’s that easy? Really? And I can use it in all your drool-worthy coconut butter recipes? I guess I know what I’m picking up on my way home from work… lots and lots of shredded coconut. You just made my year! 😀

  7. Linked back via Twitter!

  8. Molly B says:

    You are on my blogroll!

  9. Erin J. says:

    I just started making your recipes— I LOVE them!! Peanut butter babies have been the biggest hit with my kids! Cannot wait to make the rest! Coconut butter sounds amazing!! I signed up via email– fingers are crossed!

    1. Thanks so much for the sweet comment, Erin :). I’m so excited you like the babies!!

  10. Lacey says:

    I tweeted about your contest.

  11. There are people out there who hate coconut? That’s as wrong as hating chocolate. 😉

    Don’t count me in the giveaway as I can easily make my own coconut butter. Need to try the Vita-Mix version as I hear it comes out much creamier. Yours looks perfect Katie. I need to make more single lady cupcakes!

  12. Sue P says:

    Another blogger mentioned you and added you to my blogroll. I have been getting into all things coconut and this would be a great addition.

  13. you’re already on my blog roll! 😀

  14. ps i’ve made my own too and it is AMAZING!!! 😀
    next up, cacao bliss the homemade version. i MUST do this soon (sorry.. more of a note to self than comment here haha)

  15. Gracie says:

    You’re already on my blogroll…I hope that counts! because I’m pretty much obsessed with coconut butter 😉

  16. Iris says:

    You’re on my blogroll. :)