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.
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 Base¼ cup + 2 teaspoons soy milk
¼ + ⅛ teaspoon salt
1) Curdle your soy milk
2) Mix your Vegan Butter ingredients
3) Transfer the Vegan Butter to a mold so it solidifies
For more vegan butter recipes check out the Vegan Butter section.
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I agree with other commenters here - this is so gooooood!
The vegan butter idea is brilliant. I do enjoy the cocoa butter base.
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The ice cubes idea is genius!
Cocoa Butter was incredible
This cocoa butter was one of the best that I've seen out there
Excellent recipe, I made it without any substitutions and it was delicious.
I am a new vegan so it is nice finding recopies like this. :)
I try it and it's awesome. And I'm not even vegan. So trust me, It's a must-do!
cant wait to try
Can't wait to try this out, this looks so good!
Has anyone tried the vinegar substitution? How does it change the flavor? Thanks!
Love this idea!
I was actually not a HUGE fan of this recipe but I'll give it another shot. Sometimes it takes practice before you get what the recipe was actually intending to produce. Technique and timing are important!
I've never really been a huge fan of vegan recipes but my wife started making stuff and these ones are not actually that bad!