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Coconut Cream Concentrate Recipe

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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!

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Coconut Cream Butter

Coconut Cream Concentrate Recipe

Make your own coconut cream concentrate or coconut butter with this simple recipe that uses just coconut, coconut oil, and optional flavorings.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Calories 94kcal
Author Katie Wells


1 cup


Optional flavorings


  • 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.
  • Enjoy!


Nutrition Facts
Coconut Cream Concentrate Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 TBSP)
Calories 94 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 8.1g51%
Sodium 5mg0%
Carbohydrates 3.3g1%
Fiber 1.3g5%
Sugar 0.9g1%
Protein 0.9g2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Once you make this coconut butter, it will stay good for a very long time. Just store in a tightly sealed container at room temperature or in the refrigerator. 

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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


76 responses to “Coconut Cream Concentrate Recipe”

  1. Natalie Postma Avatar
    Natalie Postma

    Just made this and I added the tiniest sprinkling of coconut palm sugar. It turned out creamy but liquidy. I assume that since there’s coconut oil in there, it will solidify?
    Do you think this would be good to add to your butter/coconut oil/coffee mix? I think I’m going to try that!!

    1. Wellness Mama Avatar
      Wellness Mama

      IT should thicken… it would probably be great in the coffee…

  2. Dainty Lia Avatar
    Dainty Lia

    What went wrong????? I have been looking forward to making this for the first time since I’ve heard of this supposed “Heaven on Earth” (as described by many).I followed the easy directions using my Cuisinart FP and added vanilla ex. to the recommended Trop. Trad. dried shredded coco. I have always loved coconuts and coconut water and had high hopes for this, but the taste of this to me is sort of a DRY/GRITTY/ROASTED NUT taste (though it did liquify beautifully). Is THIS what its supposed to taste like??

    1. Wellness Mama Avatar
      Wellness Mama

      It is more of a peanut butter/thick texture than a creamy butter like texture…

    2. Karen Stock Avatar
      Karen Stock

      I had originally started making coconut butter in my Breville Sous-Chef FP, but took 10 minutes and was still a little bit grainy. That was the original recipe I followed from Pinterest. I started using my Vitamix and it only took a fraction of the time and came out much creamier. It’s important to make a large enough quantity to get it blending. In the wide bottom 64oz container I fill to somewhere between the 24-32 oz mark. Use tamper until it gets very soft and let process till creamy.

  3. Brittany Iverson Avatar
    Brittany Iverson

    Thank you SO much for this recipe!! I was really wanting to buy some Coconut cream concentrate from tropical traditions to make some goodies for my kids this month and then I saw the price eeek! This is SO much more affordable, especially since I just stocked up on shredded coconut last night for 2.39 a bag! Can’t wait to try this, your a life saver!

  4. Sonya Avatar

    I make this in my thermomix, takes three minutes and with the use of heat (37 celcius) I don’t need to add the coconut oil. By the time it is finished processing it is pourable, but extremely thick. I keep this out of the fridge because once it cools it is solid. I haven’t added any flavours before but now I will because it is a perfect treat, with the natural sweetness of the coconut, to make me feel like I’ve indulged.

  5. Wana Avatar

    Oh how lovely!!  Do you use the wet blender jar or the dry blender jar of the vita mix to do this?

  6. Linds Avatar

    Ohmygoodness thank you! I’ll be traveling a lot with my school this year & no one else eats Paleo so I’m always on the hunt for shelf stable foods and I bring along. Thank you!

  7. Shellye Harvey Avatar
    Shellye Harvey

    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?

    1. Wellness Mama Avatar
      Wellness Mama

      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!

  8. Sophia Avatar

    What is the shelf life of this? (Not that I think it’ll last that long…)

  9. Greta Avatar

    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. 

    1. Wellness Mama Avatar
      Wellness Mama

      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.

      1. DJ Avatar

        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).

        1. Wellness Mama Avatar
          Wellness Mama

          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 🙂

  10. Melissa Combs Avatar
    Melissa Combs

    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!

  11. Dazane Avatar

    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.

    1. Wellness Mama Avatar
      Wellness Mama

      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.

      1. malynda Avatar

        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?


  12. Colleen Santiago-Sprister Avatar
    Colleen Santiago-Sprister

    YUM!! This was the only product I couldn’t find anyway, thank you!!!

  13. Tara Avatar

    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!!

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