Homemade coconut butter in jar

Homemade Coconut Butter

Learn how to make Coconut Butter at home with this easy process. All you need is shredded coconut and a high-speed blender or food processor to make homemade coconut butter. It's a fantastic spread and baking ingredient.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Coconut Butter
Prep Time 1 minute
Total Time 1 minute
Servings 1 scant cup
Author Regina


  • 3 cups shredded coconut or flakes (unsweetened)


  1. Fill the shredded coconut into your high-speed blender. It should be at least half way full.

  2. Close the lid and turn on the blender. Work your way up from lowest to higher speeds.

  3. Use the help of a tamper or twister jar lid to move the shredded coconut around and down into the blades.

  4. In about 1 minute the shredded coconut will first turn into a fine powder, before breaking down into creamy thick coconut butter. 

  5. The process takes much longer in a food processor (15-20 minutes). And you will need to take breaks to scrape down the sides of the food processor.

  6. Store the finished coconut butter in a jar at room temperature. It will get thicker and harden at cooler temperature. Place the jar in hot water if you need to soften the coconut butter