What Is the Difference Between Coconut Cream Concentrate & Coconut Butter?

by Rachel Benson ; Updated September 28, 2017

Half of a coconut sitting on a plate, next to a spoon.

Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images

Coconut Cream Concentrate is a trademarked name for coconut butter. The two items are the same thing, referring to pureed, dried coconut meat that -- because of coconut oil's specific properties -- is solid at room temperature. You can buy coconut butter at specialty grocery stores and health food stores, or you can make it at home.

All About Coconut Butter

Coconut butter is made by blending dried coconut meat until the oil extrudes from it and the flesh has become powdery and sandy. Pureeing dried coconut meat for 15 minutes in a high-powered blender will produce a thick, buttery paste. The consistency of coconut butter depends on temperature. At warm temperatures, it is a thick liquid, while at cool temperatures, it solidifies. Store coconut butter in a sealed container in the fridge. You can use it as a spread on toast or liquefy it by heating it gently; serve it as a condiment for fresh fruit.

Photo Credits

  • Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images

About the Author

Rachel has worked professionally as a chef and writer on food since 2010. In addition to a Bachelor of Arts degree, she holds a diploma in classic culinary arts from the French Culinary Institute. She has an active interest in wine, fine dining and sustainable agriculture.