Homemade Coconut Butter is easy-to-make and inexpensive. No more buying that over-priced raw coconut butter at the store again! You can now make your own for a fraction of the price. All you need is one ingredient and 10 minutes of your time.
What kind of coconut do I need to make homemade coconut butter?
I used unsweetened coconut chips from Trader Joe’s grocery store. You can use any unsweetened brand whether it is shredded thickly or finely, it really doesn’t matter.
What is the consistency of coconut butter?
After making fresh butter, you will see that it is so very creamy and absolutely aromatic. Finally, you can store your butter in your favorite container with a lid and there is no need to refrigerate.
Coconut Butter vs. Coconut Oil
Coconut butter is made from dried coconut flesh that’s been ground well into a spreadable paste. It still includes its natural oils and bits of gritty meat.
Coconut oil is extracted from the coconut flesh and is solid at room temperature. Once melted, it is a clear liquid that can withstand high heat in cooking.
Which one is better? Coconut butter is more nutritious than coconut oil. You can substitute coconut oil for coconut butter depending on the recipe as this will affect the texture.