1tablespoonavocado oilif needed, this is only necessary if your coconut does not liquefy on it's own.
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!
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!
Eventually, the heat from the machine starts releasing the oil, and the mixture will start to move freely without any scraping.
Once liquified and running smoothly (see image), puree for about a minute or two until silky smooth!
Store in an airtight container in the pantry. Once cooled, the butter will harden.
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 suggestions and ideas in post above!
serving size is about 1 tablespoon
Coconut Butter 101: How To Make It and How To Use It
Amount Per Serving
Calories 74Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.