How To Make Coconut Butter
Makes one small jar
- 2 cups
dried, shredded, unsweetened coconut
Salt to taste, optional
Food processor or Vitamix blender
Process the Coconut: Put the dried coconut in the food processor or blender. Mix on high speed, scraping down the sides often for approximately 18 or 19 minutes, until a thick paste is formed.
What to Look for in the Process
- 3 Minutes - The coconut breaks down into clumps
- 5 to 8 Minutes - The coconut starts to look more sandy and paste-like. Scrape down the sides of the processor as often as necessary to continue processing the coconut.
- 11 to 15 Minutes - The coconut starts to pull together into a buttery paste. Continue to scrape down the sides of the processor regularly.
- Finished - The coconut has been ground to the consistency of peanut butter, thick and spreadable. Add salt to taste if desired, or leave plain and add salt when serving.
Store the Coconut Butter: Store in a small jar in the fridge, scraping up spoonfuls and microwaving for 10 to 15 seconds to soften and serve.