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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 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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This is one of my favorite ways to eat coconut. What’s yours?

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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. Lisa McGillicuddy Avatar
    Lisa McGillicuddy

    I just made this with the leftover coconut from the clusters. I like it. I used vanilla and added just a tad of almond butter. It’s very energizing. Wow. I plan on eating a spoonful of this in the morning while (running around and) getting ready for work. I’m already using coconut oil in my coffee and this will wake me up for sure when I don’t have clusters in hand. 🙂

  2. Lisa Avatar

    For the first step, do you mean to really pulse it with short steps for about a minute or just let it blend continuously for a minute. Thanks.

  3. Alecia Avatar

    1 star
    This coconut cream recipe DID NOT WORK FOR ME!!
    I tried a blender and tried a good processor. Tried wit sweetened coconut and with unsweetened coconut. Pulsed bith times for what seemed like hours. NEVER got past the POWDER stage.
    I’m going to go BUY Some coconut cream!!!!

  4. Marie Avatar


    I now make my own home made almond milk and I use coconut flakes and vanilla bean for flavor. Could I replaces the flakes with this ….minus the added coconut oil though. I already make my own date paste which I add to my almond also

  5. Tanja Avatar

    Hi there,
    I’m going to make this in my food processor…
    but I’m wondering if the heat generated by the food processor will affect the healthy properties of the coconut oil? (ie… will it make the coco oils go rancid/carcenogenic?)


  6. Yeoman Avatar

    Could add water to this to make it into coconut milk or cream for general cooking ie curries ect. I don’t like buying the canned stuff and have seen some concentrates in the store that you add water to to make milk but they are packaged in plastic. this would be a great alternative.

  7. Sally Avatar

    I’m a coconut nut, so thanks very much for the recipes. I haven’t tried to make the coconut butter, but I think I really NEED to!

  8. augustine faith Avatar
    augustine faith

    what are some of the presavatives used in preserving the cream

  9. Hannah Avatar

    Wow, definitely gonna try this!

    Just wondering though, is there a limit to consuming this? I might go all-out and crazy and probably have a jar or two of this in a day, lol 😀

  10. Lisa Avatar

    What am I doing wrong? I am using a vitamix and cannot get the coconut to turn into the buttery form you mentioned. I even tried tripling the recipe like another comment suggested. Then I tried adding the melted oil but it seems too thick bc the blade just spins in the middle and builds up the coconut mixture on the side. Tried adding water too like another comment suggested, but no success. Now I just have a lot of wasted ingredients :(. Any suggestions?

  11. Laura Avatar

    How long can this be kept at room temp, before it goes off. Thank you.

  12. Sally Avatar

    Tastes very good! In order to get this to work in my food processor I had to triple your recipe (3 cups coconut added 6 T coconut oil) this yields about one cup of coconut butter so I definite I suggest multiplying it!

  13. Marie Adell Morgan Avatar
    Marie Adell Morgan

    Since making this with the added water, even though it was quite yummy, the water made it more likely to go bad quickly, unless refrigerated. The pint of it I had in my purse started to get moldy and had to be thrown away. Very sad! I’m just posting this as a follow up, in case others were misled by me and ended up wasting their ingredients too! Sorry! I think it would be able to work if it were pressed out in a small pan or bowl, refrigerated, and then cut in to cubes or pieces that could be easily popped in the mouth and enjoyed. But, for unrefrigerated portability, don’t add the water. just my two cents. . .

  14. Marie Adell Morgan Avatar
    Marie Adell Morgan

    I liked this more when I doubled the recipe and added about half a cup of water. Yay! Yummyness and health, gotta love it!

  15. Ron Avatar

    How much coconut cream is a good snack? What would you recomment putting it on for a snack to keep my calories to a minimum? I also have IBS.

  16. Janelle Moyer Bensinger Avatar
    Janelle Moyer Bensinger

    Would light olive oil possibly work with this? I don’t have any coconut oil and actually don’t care too much for using it (it’s a pain because it gets so hard) so I wasn’t planning on purchasing any anytime soon.

    1. Rhonda Swetnam Avatar
      Rhonda Swetnam

      Janelle, I would not recommend using Olive Oil. The combined taste of the coconut with the Olive Oil would not be good. If you don’t want to purchase coconut oil, try making the coconut cream without using any oil. You should still get a good product.

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