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

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rawpaleo May 16, 2013 09:11 PM

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. hotoynoodle May 16, 2013 09:47 PM

    http://www.thekitchn.com/one-ingredie...

    you need coconut flesh/flakes to make butter.

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    1. re: hotoynoodle
      ursy_ten May 16, 2013 09:50 PM

      That's the information I have too.

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

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        rawpaleo May 16, 2013 10:12 PM

        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
          ursy_ten May 16, 2013 10:26 PM

          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. j
      janniecooks May 17, 2013 02:05 AM

      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:

      http://food52.com/blog/5978-whip-up-your-own-coconut-butter
      http://www.thekitchn.com/one-ingredient-recipe-coconut-butter-166405
      http://www.marksdailyapple.com/10-tips-for-making-the-best-coconut-butter-ever/#axzz2TXTohUmS
      http://chickensintheroad.com/farm-bell-recipes/making-coconut-butter-at-home/
      http://testkitchentuesday.com/2013/04...

      good luck!

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