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May 16, 2013 09:11 PM

Can you make coconut butter with heavy coconut milk in a jar?

I was wondering whether it's possible to make your own coconut butter in the same fashion regular butter is made through shaking heavy cream in a jar? If it is possible my question is does it take the same amount of time? and can you use coconut milk? because coconut milk is as dense as dairy heavy cream.

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    1. re: hotoynoodle

      That's the information I have too.

      I don't think the coconut milk will work because the chemistry would be quite different.

      1. re: ursy_ten

        Well i ask because the coconut milk is full of the same fat as dairy fat (saturated fat) .
        So it could possibly work, I don't suppose anyone has tried it yet.
        I've actually made coconut butter by accident through my omega 8006 slow juicer without any meat in it, but the problem with that is it's too unpractical.

        1. re: rawpaleo

          I guess it's worth a try!

          I'm just not sure whether it would separate like butter, that's all, because of the differences between them - e.g. animal product vs plant product: I would expect them to behave differently - but would be interested to know the answer.

          All I know is that the recipes I've seen up til now are similar to the one that hotoynoodle linked to, is all.

    2. I don't think so, but a coconut butter can be made at home from the meat of the coconut (not from the milk). Whether it resembles anything like the coconut butter you can purchase is another matter. Here's some links:

      good luck!