Regular Vegan Butter - Cocoa Butter Base

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Regular Vegan Butter - Cocoa Butter Base

When I originally developed my first Vegan Butter recipe I had no idea it would be helpful to so many bakers. I just wanted something that was truly homemade where I had full control of the production process so I could introduce variations to tailor the vegan butter to the application I was working on. Other advantages were that it didn't need to rely on palm oil, which much of the commercial vegan butter industry utilizes, which is linked to rainforest destruction, as well as placing Sumatra orangutans in perilous danger. 

The original Vegan Butter recipe uses refined coconut oil for a base, but what happens if there begins to be environmental issues with that type of oil? What if it's difficult to find coconut oil in your area? What if you recently had a dump truck empty 3500 pounds of deodorized cocoa butter in your driveway and you're wondering what to do with it? I don't know which one of these issues led to this, but soon after posting the first Vegan Butter recipe, people started inquiring how to make it using cocoa butter instead of coconut oil. 

So, by popular demand, here is the recipe for Regular Vegan Butter - Cocoa Butter Base. Due to the difficulty of melting cocoa butter, the process of making this variation of Vegan Butter is different which is why I decided to post it on its own recipe page. Just like coconut oil, cocoa butter comes in both regular and deodorized, also known as refined versions, where they run it through an activated charcoal filter to remove its chocolatey flavors. This results in a wonderfully versatile solid fat that's extremely useful for a variety of uses. Looking to take advantage of the chocolate flavor of regular, unrefined cocoa butter? Then check out White Chocolate Vegan Butter.

Vegan Butter Mold

When making these vegan butters it's highly recommended that you use a silicone mold like the Tovolo King Cube Extra Large Silicone Ice Cube Tray. This will allow you to make gorgeous butter cubes that can easily be slid out of the molds.

Learn more about the food science behind Vegan Butter.

Regular Vegan Butter Recipe - Cocoa Butter Base

¼ cup + 2 teaspoons soy milk
½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar
½ teaspoon coconut vinegar (if you can’t find coconut vinegar, substitute with ½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar so the total is 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar)
¼ + ⅛ teaspoon salt
 
¼ cup + 3 Tablespoons + 1 teaspoon (85 grams) refined (deodorized) cocoa butter, melted
 
¼ teaspoon xanthan gum or ½ + ⅛ teaspoon psyllium husk powder

1) Curdle your soy milk

Place the soy milk, apple cider vinegar, coconut vinegar and salt in a small cup and whisk together with a fork. Let it sit for about 10 minutes so the mixture curdles.

2) Mix your Vegan Butter ingredients

Melt the cocoa butter in a small saucepan over low heat so it's barely melted and as close to room temperature as possible. You can also use a microwave but the melting is considerably faster using the saucepan melting method. Measure it and add it and the canola oil to a food processor. Making smooth vegan butter is dependent on the mixture solidifying as quickly as possible after it's mixed. This is why it's important to make sure your cocoa butter is as close to room temperature as possible before you mix it with the rest of the ingredients.

3) Transfer the Vegan Butter to a mold so it solidifies

Add the soy milk mixture, soy lecithin and xanthan gum to the food processor. Process for 2 minutes, scraping down the sides halfway through the duration. Pour the mixture into a mold and place it in the freezer to solidify. An ice cube mold works well. The vegan butter should be ready to use in about an hour. Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 month or wrapped in plastic wrap in the freezer for up to 1 year. This recipe makes 1 cup (215 grams), or the equivalent of 2 sticks Regular Vegan Butter - Cocoa Butter Base.

For more vegan butter recipes check out the Vegan Butter section.

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So delicious!

Yes and yes! Thank you for this recipe!!!!

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Thanks For Sharing The Amazing content. I Will also share with my friends. Great Content thanks a lot.

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I will try this at home for my kids. Also do you have for cookies? thanks again.

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Thank you for this step by step process. Will definitely be doing this soon!

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Thank you for this step by step explanation. Will be doing this soon! Cheers

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So delicious when used to bake treats!

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high quality butter that tastes great!

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great stuff!

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Add-on!

Almost forgot to say this was a great recommendation by a vegan friend! Fantastic site I would say! Thanks again!

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great job!

I am always intrigued with what I read on this site! so many things that could be done that never crosses my mind before. Thank you for the great post!

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Turned out perfect!

So glad I gave this a try! I use vegan butter on all sorts of food now.

Thanks for providing this recipe and I look forward to trying more.

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Great article

Such great recipe!

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good taste

just great overall, could use a tad more solidity

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(Updated: August 22, 2020)

This is great stuff!

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Butter

Love this butter! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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Swell

You outdid yourself again charles! If only i could make this at home. Uhhhhh

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Thanks!

Thank you Charles, I didn't like it as much as regular butter to be honest, but it was still pretty great.



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This is so delicious, and no harm to any animals whatsoever. very good!

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WOW!

looks so good!

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Healthy Option Choice

Tried a couple of vegan butter recipes and like this one a lot. My girlfriend is always tinkering in the kitchen with new recipes and I get to be the taste tester. Thanks.

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Hey, it was the first such recipe I have tried, and turned out so well!

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This was the best cookie ever!

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Cocoa butter melts like a dream

The best tasting vegan butter! It's plant based,

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Delicious

Thanks for the recipe.

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Amazing

Cocoa cookie is my favorite cookie. Thank you for sharing

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Great

Following you for vegan recipies

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Amazing

Thank you for sharing this

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Fabulous

Just last year my wife made the switch to the vegan lifestyle. This looks like a fabulous addition to her recipe book. Thank you for sharing this recipe! We'll be looking for more as well!!!!!!

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Looks Great!!!

We have been thinking for many years about vegan recipes. This looks great.

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Awesome!

You’ve sparked my interest, where did you learn about this?

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