I keep hearing people rave about coconut butter, and I was so pleased to find out that it is really easy to make. Homemade coconut butter – who knew?
All the recipes I’ve found are essentially the same – although I did find one which called for the addition of coconut oil – but the basic idea is to blend the heck out of shredded coconut. This is a recipe I can follow!
I used 8 ounces of Let’s Do Organic finely shredded, unsweetened coconut and cranked-up the KitchenAid. Above is what it looked like at 5 minutes.
And then at 10 minutes:
And finally by 15 minutes it had butterified. Mmmmm.
My 8 ounces of shredded coconut yielded about 1.25 cups of wonderful coconut butter which solidified after I put it in the fridge. I was in a hurry to see it in its solid state, but it should harden up just fine on the counter as well.
- A few cups of flaked or shredded, unsweetened coconut
- Put in food processor (I've also read that a Vita Mix works) and blend for 5 minutes.
- Scrape down the sides and repeat until it liquefies. I needed a full 15 minutes processing time, but your mileage will vary. Keep an eye on it and when it looks like soup, you're done!