I think we all know that coconut oil is one of the best things on earth. However, coconut is quite the resourceful little drupe… yeah that’s right it’s a drupe which is a fruit that has a hard covering around the seed. Coconuts are not nuts for the record.
Today we are going to be talking about coconut butter.
Coconut butter is like the coconut version of peanut butter. You can slather it on toast, make a CB&J sandwich, add it to smoothies, make curries with it, and drizzle it over fruit. Needless to say, coconut butter is pretty amazing.
Store bought coconut butter can be pretty expensive… if you are lucky enough to find it! Like most things however, you can make it yourself! Out of all the DIY food products out there, coconut butter has got to be one of the easiest to make. Just read below to see how easy it is!
Homemade Coconut Butter
4 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
Pour shredded coconut into a food processor. Turn on and all it to whirl around.
You’ll move through the stages of shredded coconut, to crumbs, to paste, to finally a smooth liquid.
Once you get to a nice smooth coconut liquid, you are done.
Pour into a jar and store at room temperature.
Yields: about 2 cups
Coconut butter will solidify as it cools. If you need it in more of a liquid state for use, just place the jar into a bowl of warm water to heat it up. Alternatively, you could also use the microwave if you are okay with that.