horizontal image of homemade coconut butter puring from a mason jar into a dark wooden bowl

Coconut Butter 101: How To Make It and How To Use It

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword coconut butter recipe, DIY coconut butter, homemade coconut butter, how to make coconut butter
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Author Tessa the Domestic Diva


  • 4 cups unsweetened, dried, grated coconut It is important not to use less than 4 cups, you need the volume to get the whole mixture moving.
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil if needed, this is only necessary if your coconut does not liquefy on it's own.


  1. Option 1 in a Blend Tec or other high-powered blender: Place coconut in and turn the machine on to level 1 or 2. The mixture will quickly climb the sides and leave a empty space around the blade (see image). Turn off, scrape the sides down, and repeat this process, many times!
  2. OR, if you feel confident enough, just leave the lid off, and using a spatula or other long handled instrument, just keep pushing the climbing coconut back into the vortex, careful not to get your instrument in the blade!
  3. Eventually, the heat from the machine starts releasing the oil, and the mixture will start to move freely without any scraping.
  4. Once liquified and running smoothly (see image), puree for about a minute or two until silky smooth!
  5. Store in an airtight container in the pantry. Once cooled, the butter will harden.
  6. Option 2 w/ a Food Processor: This is the same process as above, however, it will take longer to get to the liquified state, so you will need to use a bit more patience and few more repeats of the steps! It is also worth noting that it will not get quite as smooth, it is just not as powerful of a machine!

Recipe Notes

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