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Coconut butter is my new favorite snack.  So just what is coconut butter or coconut cream?  Coconut butter/cream is dehydrated coconut, preferably freshly dehydrated coconut flakes, that is put into the food processor/vita mix and blended to form a liquid cream.  It can be used on so many different foods.  Coconut butter is like coconut oil.  It is solid in cooler temperatures and in warmer temperatures it is liquid.  It can be stored in a pantry.  If you would like it to be a little runny (as shown in the picture), just heat it slightly.  I like to drizzle coconut butter over fresh berries.  It is also great as an icing on your favorite cookies or cakes.

This week I am posting a 4 video series about coconuts.  This is the last video in this series.  You will learn the following in this whole series:

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If you should have any questions about this first video, please feel free to leave them in the comment section below.

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25 thoughts on “How To Make Organic Coconut Butter or Coconut Cream (Video 4 Of A 4 Video Series)”

  1. LisaBrewerCanter says:

    I have a vitamix – I have been blending at medium for over 15 minutes and am not seeing anything yet. I used flakes that I had made milk from – is this correct? Thanks!

    1. hallecottis says:

      @LisaBrewerCanter Yes, I would do it on high speed. I used my food processor, but it should start to come together soon. You used your dehydrated coconut right?

      1. LisaBrewerCanter says:

        @hallecottis I used my dehydrated coconut that was left after I made milk – I just looked at your video again and have added some coconut oil – seems I must have stripped out all the oil. My milk is certainly rich! LOL Should I be dehydrating coconut that I do not use to make milk to make the butter with. Thanks so much for your help. I am really excited about how much I can do with coconut!

        1. LisaBrewerCanter says:

          @hallecottis Ok I have an important vitamix update. Because the vitamix emulsifies things – what was left after making milk was only good for flour. I just bought some unsweetened organic shredded coconut and was able to liquefy it in about 3 minutes. So for $3.50 I have made half a large mason jar worth of coconut butter – about half the size of the container you hold up and paid so much for. It is delicious!! I was blending the other stuff for well over a half hour and still ending up with a dry powder. So the milk I make really is that rich….

        2. hallecottis says:

          @LisaBrewerCanter Thanks for the update Lisa. I do not have a vita mix so this is good to know…A food processor works better. You should try my coconut butter cookies/bark that I just posted, they are super good :) Thanks for all the feedback!

  2. KristyGuilfoy says:

    Now, I want to go buy a couple of coconuts!

  3. Carol Ann says:

    I have been looking at coconut flour and oil in the shops and on line but it’s so expensive! Having seen your videos I will start looking for coconut instead. Thanks so much! I have been enjoying your gardening information as well. I will try growing stevia quinoa and amaranth again after seeing yours. Our climate is very different here in Cornwall England, than in Wisconsin but from your information it should be possible.  

  4. GFPantry says:

    Oh my, I want to make this right now! Looks and sounds so amazing! Thank you so much for sharing your great recipe on Allergy-Free Wednesdays. Be sure to check back next week for recipe highlights (including the top 3 reader choice submissions and hostess favorites).  Be Well!

  5. nicolaapowell says:

    I have started the paleo diet and was wondering if you can make coconut oil out of the butter. Could i heat it up to make the oil? x

  6. LuceR says:

     @hallecottis  @LisaBrewerCanter 
    I have so many allergies with foods like Gluten, Nuts, Dairy as well as many other foods, all synthetic fabrics, latex, rubber as well as smells.  I just wanted to say thank you for your book in order to help many allergy sufferers like me.  I am using a lot of organic coconut oil and it’s been a great help in the kitchen.
    Thank you again
    Luce R.

    1. hallecottis says:

       @LuceR  @LisaBrewerCanter Glad to be of a help :) ~Halle

  7. shannawilliamson says:

    I had NO idea!! I appreciate these videos so much! I will make my own now!!

  8. AddieDupreOld says:

    Please remove the drumbeat in the background.  It is very distracting and makes the audio difficult to hear.

  9. Lea says:

    So if this is the wet coconut mush, wont work , but if dry, will work to butter?
    I had just made some coconut milk today with my juicer on the screenless tool (crushes).
    Dont have a blender or food processor so not sure if can make the butter, will try running thru the juicer again when the mush is dry(might try in skillet). Thank you

    1. Kate says:

      Lea, I really don’t think you can use the pulp from making milk to make butter…but you can dry it (oven or dehydrator) and use it as coconut flour! Same with almonds…I LOVE getting two things out of one…especially expensive ones! Once its very very dry, I run it through my food processor, then a coffee grinder if needed. I haven’t been able to get it as finely ground as what I buy in the store, but it works well enough for me :)

  10. Sandy K says:

    Thank you or the video.  I don’t hear any drum beats. Nothing is distracting.

  11. Geri G. says:

    If I wanted to use the store bought coconut butter, how much would I use? I have two jars of it in my pantry.

    1. Halle Cottis says:

      I am confused. If you already have store bought coconut butter, why would you make this? Essentially you are making homemade coconut butter, if you have it then you don’t need to make it, right?

  12. Christoph says:

    I enjoyed the videos very much. Thank you!
    I was googling for information how to open my coconut, and found the complete answer plus much more.

  13. Patty says:

    My goal this morning was to Google if I could make my own coconut flour. I found your website and got so much more! If it wasn’t 17 below zero currently! I would be on my way to the grocery store right now. I’m hoping they will have decent coconuts available. How important will it be to find organic? I’m not sure I’ll have that option. Thanks for the great videos. I can’t wait to do this!

  14. Jo says:

    LOVED this series of coconut videos, thank you so much. Just to be sure I understand correctly, processing the dried coconut flakes for a short time will result in coconut flour, but processing the same dried flakes for about 10 – 15 minutes results in coconut butter. Is that correct?

  15. Gayle says:

    Love your coconut videos. Use your hammer and break up the husks into smaller pieces. They make good mulch for your garden. They will gradually break down and improve your soil. You truly can use the whole coconut!

  16. Deborah says:

    Hi Halle,
    Thanks for your videos.

    Does the coconut butter turn to the thick coconut creme? (used for coconut whipped cream) I would love to be able to make coconut creme. :)

    I don’t have a dehydrator. But, can I use coconut chips? My package doesn’t list whether it is raw.
    Thank you

    Thank you

    1. Halle Cottis says:

      Yes, it does turn into a thick coconut cream. You can use coconut flakes to make coconut butter. If it is too thick, just add a little coconut oil to it. Good luck! :)

  17. How do you make coconut cream?

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