How to Make Homemade Coconut Butter

15 Feb

Coconut butter, sometimes referred to as creamed coconut, is becoming increasingly popular. With its popularity, however, it can be expensive and often difficult to find. The good news though is that you can still enjoy it…just make your own! If you have access to shredded coconut or coconut flakes, you are in luck. Check out this simple recipe for creamy homemade coconut butter:

Homemade Coconut Butter
Yields approximately 1 cup

4 cups unsweetened flaked coconut

Place coconut in the bowl of a food processor and process for 5-10 minutes*, or until smooth; stopping occasionally to scrape sides of bowl.

Store coconut butter in an airtight container at room temperature, in the fridge, or freezer. Coconut butter will begin to solidify after resting.

*Processing time may take more or less time depending on food processor

Flaked Coconut

Before: flaked coconut

Coconut Butter

After: coconut butter


4 Responses to “How to Make Homemade Coconut Butter”

  1. June Hoff February 15, 2015 at 9:22 pm #

    Hi Meagan sounds great must try all your recipes. Is it cold enough for you?

    • megmeister February 16, 2015 at 7:46 am #

      Well thank you! Yes, it’s definitely cold here!

  2. karen mitchell February 15, 2015 at 10:02 pm #

    are talking fresh coconut or dryed flakes 

    • megmeister February 16, 2015 at 7:47 am #

      I use dried flakes but I don’t see why you couldn’t use fresh.

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