How To Make Coconut Butter (Video)

How To Make Coconut Butter (Video) from The Coconut Mama

Have you ever made coconut butter? It is so easy to make! I’ve been making it for years. We love coconut butter in my home. It was one of my daughters first foods when she was a baby. We use it to make coconut milk and desserts.

I receive several emails every week about coconut butter and how to make it. I do have a recipe I posted a few years ago that you can find HERE. I know I learn best when I can watch, so I thought I’d share these videos with you.  So here are three videos my three-year old daughter and I filmed this morning.

You can find organic shredded coconut here!

What is your favorite use for coconut butter?


This recipe is linked to Monday Mania, Frugal Days Sustainable Ways, Allergy Free Wednesday, Real Food Wednesday, Pennywise Platter Thursday, Simple Lives Thursday, Fight Back Friday

About the author: Tiffany is a real food mama who lives in Oregon. She is a stay at home mom of three coconut babies. She is passionate about traditional and healing foods. As a true believer in the health benefits of coconut, she uses coconut products in almost all her cooking. Subscribe to The Coconut Mama’s Newsletter for more articles like this one.
41 comments… add one
  • Jessie April 2, 2015, 11:26 pm

    So, I tried this last night. I had sweetened coconut flakes. Not as fine as yours. It didn’t work :(. I have a ninja food processor. It has four settings. I used it on crush which is a higher speed setting. My machine got so hot I couldn’t touch it. Do you have any tips for me? In the end mine looked kind of like yours in the beginning of the video, just softer.

  • laura February 6, 2015, 8:30 am

    hi, just wondering, can you use coconut flour to make the butter? or does it need to be shredded? also do you have a link to find organic shredded as the website you linked to (i couldnt find shredded) didnt have any?

    many thanks

  • Fashion October 2, 2014, 2:39 am

    Do you have any video of that? I’d love to
    find out some additional information.

  • Jan June 6, 2014, 11:25 am

    So how do you store the butter? I tried making it but it is too hard to spread and if I refrigerate the mixture is really too hard to use plus not creamy at all. did I do something wrong? I used my braun food processor and did it for 20 minutes. I think your written recipe called for 15-20 minutes but it never seemed to be creamy just liquified on me so I poured it in a jar and but in the fridge.

    • Lori September 21, 2014, 9:20 pm

      I have the same problem and I don’t want to keep it out in room temperature, as i’m afraid it will get rancid, any ideas. I love it though.
      About how much dried coconut do you need to make 1/2 cup of butter, as i saw in a recipe?

  • Deanna Collins June 6, 2014, 10:39 am

    I am a fairly new convert to Coconut Oil, etc. I am thrilled to have found Coconut Mama and truly appreciate all the tips, recipes and helps. Thanks for publishing this blog. I love the recipe for Coconut butter and the new one for Chocolate Coconut butter bars. They look delicious.

  • Addie September 4, 2013, 6:37 am

    I wish I had a blender that would do that. My old cheap blender did not work for making coconut butter.

  • Alexandra August 31, 2013, 10:31 am

    Soo, I just received my food processor and jumped to the kitchen to make this. 🙂
    Is it supposed to be completely creamy? i just made it and added a bit of water as it was not going so well, but it is not thoroughly smooth, you can still feel some grains. It is not like store-bought peanut butter, it’s more of a lumpy texture… And a dessert I made with it is on the fridge right now. So, great… However, yours does not look sooo smooth, does it? I was expecting to be like the nut butters, but maybe it is just not?…
    Oh and also, do you just eat it like that? I am not a big fan of coconut, but it doesn’t seem such a pleasant snack, fo it is not sweet at all (would you add any sugar?) and is has some lumps…
    By the way, the kid is sooo sweet! Maybe that how you balance the unsweetened coconut butter? (Sorry, lame joke!)
    Thanks! 😀

  • Barbara Sampson May 23, 2013, 9:12 pm

    how do you make coconut milk from this?

  • marie May 10, 2013, 3:30 pm

    Every time her fingers go in the food processor with it plugged in, I GASPED. I’m thankful for the video content, but just a reminder- all it takes is for her to suddenly lean on the machine buttones with her other hand and her fingers will be gone.

    • Tiffany @ The Coconut Mama May 10, 2013, 3:55 pm

      Marie – The food processor has a safety. It will ONLY turn on if the lid and CAP are on and locked. There was no possible way my daughters fingers could have been chopped off.

  • Elaine March 6, 2013, 10:38 am

    Can you use it as a substitute for anything that takes “butter”?  Baking, etc?  Do you use unsweetened coconut?  I love your site!  Thanks in advance:)

    • Tiffany @ The Coconut Mama May 10, 2013, 3:56 pm

      No. This is more like a nut butter. Coconut oil and butter can often be substituted for each other though.

  • Prettyfawn March 3, 2013, 7:25 am

    So please tell if the only ingredient you have in the recipe was coconut flakes? Is that all you do is blend it in a food processor for 12 minutes?

  • Carole December 21, 2012, 2:52 pm

    Do you have this in written form? I learn better that way. Thanks!

    • Tiffany @ The Coconut Mama December 21, 2012, 3:40 pm

      Yes, I do have it linked above :). Here it is

  • Bizzemommie December 19, 2012, 1:22 pm

    Question:  what is the difference between coconut BUTTER and coconut CREAM?

    • Marie A February 21, 2013, 3:14 pm

      I have the same question – Is there a difference between coconut butter and coconut cream and coconut cream concentrate? I have shredded coconut so I could make coconut butter, but I also have a can of organic coconut cream.

      Thank you for your site Coconut Mama!

      • The Coconut Mama February 22, 2013, 4:39 pm

        They are all basically the same and can be used in place of each other.

    • Tiffany @ The Coconut Mama May 10, 2013, 3:58 pm

      Coconut butter, coconut mana and coconut cream concentrate are all the same thing. I have seen canned coconut cream that is not the same as coconut butter. It was just the thick cream skimmed off of coconut milk.

  • Lauren December 15, 2012, 1:16 pm

    Your daughter is too cute!!!!!  Thanks for sharing!  How do you make coconut milk from coconut butter though? 

  • Diane December 15, 2012, 7:33 am

    omg, your little is ADORABLE!!  Thanks for the video 🙂

  • Psalm18v2 December 14, 2012, 8:44 pm

    Could I use raw coconut to make coconut butter?

    • Tiffany @ The Coconut Mama December 15, 2012, 8:28 am

      I have never tried to make this with raw coconut meat! I’m not sure how it would turn out. 

    • Aida Veno March 31, 2013, 9:00 am

      you have to shred the raw coconut first then dehydrate it and then mix it up, I’m going to be making this in my omega 8004

    • Lori September 21, 2014, 9:14 pm

      I tried about a week ago thinking it would work well, but I didn’t have much luck, if you have let me know your tricks, maybe I didn’t let it go long enough, but i let it go longer than i do with dried coconut.


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