How to make Coconut Butter
|August 29, 2012||Posted by Caroline Lunger under preparation|
Have you ever learned “How to make Coconut Butter ?”
Well, please stay a few minutes and I can tell (show) you how! Homemade Coconut Butter is one of the easiest things you can make at home! Plus you save a lot of money $!
What is Coconut butter?
Coconut butter is simply just coconut flakes blended into a buttery consistency. You can buy a jar here for $13.50!! Wow that is one expensive bottle of just blended coconut flakes. Use unsweetened coconut flakes, and you can always add in some vanilla beans (I use these), raw honey or stevia to taste. You will need a Cuisinart (favorite) or a Vitamix blender.
Where to buy coconut flakes?
This brand (buy here) is much less expensive and still tastes just as great!
How much is homemade Coconut butter?
When I used 2 cups (16oz) I made a little over 1 cup (10 oz ) of homemade coconut butter. So if you buy the coconut flakes for $3.6 lb, then you could make a whole 16oz (pint) of homemade coconut butter for just $5.76! Whoot whoot! That is less then ½ the price you could buy in a store
Help! Mine is not turing into butter!
- I can help you with that! The dried flakes are very dry so it will take 10-20 min about to turn the flakes into coconut butter. Be patient.
- I would recommend turning off your Cuisinart or Vitamix a few times to let it cool down, so it doesn’t over heat. When you turn it of for a “rest”, scrape down the edges, this is especially important in the Vitamix blender with taller sides.
- Most times I like to add in 2 TBS of raw coconut oil to help along the process. It’s not cheating, I like to call it “compromising”
2 cups of Shredded Coconut flakes (Unsweetened)
2 TBS of coconut oil *use as needed (see Help! section above)
*16 oz flakes = 10 oz coconut butter
1. Measure out 2 cups of coconut flakes.
3. After about 5-10 minutes, the flakes should start to look smoother, keep the blade running until the coconut butter has NO chunks! This is the time to add in your coconut oil to “smooth/help” out the process!
4. After about 10-20 minutes, your coconut butter will be done! It will be liquid, so pour it in a jar at this time. After awhile, it will come to room temp and solidify again. I scooped out some, and you can see it is solid!
* To soften, place your glass jar in a pot of hot water, until liquidly. Don’t “cook” it, just warm it.
5. Simply YUM!! (not pictured) eat or use in recipes!
~Stay Gutsy, Caroline