Coconut cream concentrate (also sometimes called coconut butter) is an incredibly tasty and filling way to get in your healthy fats from coconut! In essence, coconut cream concentrate or coconut butter is like a coconut version of peanut butter.
Coconut flesh is blended at high speeds to create a creamy, buttery consistency. It is dense, filling, and packed with protein and beneficial fats.
It is super easy to make and can be flavored with cocoa powder, nuts, dried fruit, etc. for yummy variations. If you like coconut at all, this is a great way to enjoy it!
Coconut Cream Ingredients
- dried, unsweetened shredded coconut or coconut flakes
- coconut oil
- optional flavorings including: real vanilla extract, chopped nuts, raisins, cocoa powder, chia seeds
- food processor or high powered blender (I use a Vitamix)
- honey, maple syrup, or stevia for sweetness (optional)
Coconut Cream Concentrate Recipe
- 1 cup shredded coconut (or coconut flakes, unsweetened)
- 2 TBSP coconut oil
- 1 TBSP honey (or maple syrup, or 10 drops liquid stevia, optional)
- vanilla extract
- chopped nuts
- cocoa powder
- chia seeds
- Pulse the shredded coconut or coconut flakes in the blender or food processor. At first, it will be powdered, then it will start to stick to itself and become smooth like almond butter.
- When it starts to get thick, add 2 TBSP of melted coconut oil and keep blending until smooth.
- Add sweetener and mix until smooth.
- Add any flavorings and mix by hand.
This is one of my favorite ways to eat coconut. What’s yours?
Discussion (76 Comments)
Just tried to make this…followed steps exactly, with a Vitamix, but I don’t know how this could be compared to canned products. It’s like eating wet sand. Did I do something wrong?
This is more of a coconut butter (like almond butter) consistency that is a concentrate to make coconut milk, etc. It is different than the cream that is at the top of canned coconut. Sorry if that wasn’t very clear!
What is the shelf life of this? (Not that I think it’ll last that long…)
Do you have an idea of the length of the first step? I think I did something wrong because mine turned out a bit grainy.
Just a minute or so. It is definitely thicker like natural peanut or almond butter rather than cream like, though you can get the smoother cream by making coconut milk and skimming the fats off the top when
it gets cold.
Tried it and loved it! I have a new obsession in life…
Is this similar to Coconut Mana from Nutiva?
Is this the same as coconut butter? I too used my vitamix and that’s what I got.
Very similar… yes.
As far as all the definitions I’ve seen, this *is* coconut butter, except with added oil. Coconut “milk” or “cream”, every way of making it that I’ve seen is mixing coconut with water, then filtering/squeezing the liquid out. Not to be overly pedantic, but for effective communication, it’s always important to make sure we agree on what words mean (see FDA, HCFS and the “corn sugar” fiasco).
Thanks for the info. This is from what I can tell, the exact same as what Tropical Traditions calls Coconut Cream Concentrate. So many different terms! at least they all involve coconut 🙂
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! I LOVE coconut but have been unsuccessful at making coconut milk. I have resorted to buying it canned, but I would rather not do this. This coconut cream looks like something I could easily make fresh!
I’m picturing a small amount of coconut cream, the cosistency of thick peanut butter stuck at the bottom of my Vitamix, and me poking around the blades trying to salvage what I can. Mayo is bad enough. Surely, large quantities of the coconut cream end being washed out when washing the blender.
It is actually thick enough that it usually falls out pretty well
with a hard upside down thump. If not, just dip the bottom of the vitamix pitcher in some hot tap water to loosen it up and it should all fall out.
I really want to try this as I love coconut but I am confused when you say you keep a jar of this in your purse for snacks?…do you carry along bread or crackers to put it on? How do you eat it?
YUM!! This was the only product I couldn’t find anyway, thank you!!!
Oh, you didn’t!! I am a happy, happy person now! I’ve been wanting to make Civilized Caveman pumpkin squares but there’s no local coconut cream source. Now I can whip some up! 🙂 Thank you!!
You’re welcome 🙂
Tara, How do you make Civilized Caveman Pumpkin Squares?
I wondered, too, then went searching and found this: