After reading the title of this post, you may be wondering what exactly coconut topping is. The answer is simple: it’s homemade coconut butter made in a place where summer doesn’t exist. I’m being a tad dramatic. We did get summer here, but it was very short-lived. And now, while it’s still summer on the calendar, you can expect to freeze your buns off.
Anyway, weather rant aside, the cold has reduced the temperatures inside our homes to below the melting point of coconut oil. When I first made coconut butter, it was summer and it was a lot more spreadable. So, if you live in a nice warm climate and you have no A/C, your coconut “topping” may look different from mine.
You don’t absolutely need a high-powered blender to make this. I used my low quality blender, but it takes a lot longer because you have to take breaks to not burn the motor out. However, to make up for the complicated equipment situation, the recipe only contains 2 ingredients.
Coconut butter is a fantastic supplement of healthy fats. Many hormonal conditions, like PMS, PCOS, adrenal fatigue, and thyroid issues benefit from increasing healthy fat consumption.
Coconut Butter/Topping (vegan, paleo, sugar free)
6 cup small coconut shavings (unsweetened)
About 2 tbsp melted coconut oil.
In the blender, add 1/2 cup of coconut shavings at a time and blend until you start to see some oil. If your blender gets stuck, try stopping it and stirring the coconut shavings. They can get compacted under the blade. Whenever that’s not enough to get the blender moving again, add a drop of coconut oil to help it move. Continue that way until you’ve cleared all six cup of coconut shavings and they’ve been blended to your liking.
Store the coconut butter in an airtight container in a cool dark place.