This Homemade Vegan Butter is the perfect dairy-free version of butter! It's easy to make and you can spread it, sauté with it, bake with it, use it in frosting, and yes, you can even brown it! I also have a nut-free version!
1/2cupsoy milk, room temperaturesee notes for subs
1cuprefined coconut oil
2tablespoonsneutral oilsuch as sunflower oil, safflower oil, canola oil, or avocado oil
1teaspoonapple cider vinegar
1/4teaspoonsea salt (add up to 1 teaspoon for salted butter but you can leave it out completely it only using for baking)
1 1/2teaspoonsnutritional yeast
1/3cupraw cashews,soaked for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight
Add all of the ingredients into a high powdered blender. Ensure they are all room temperature.
Blend for 2 minutes, scrape down sides, let rest for 1 minute then blend again for one minute on high
Pour the butter into a container that you're fine the butter taking the shape of. Cover and allow to set completely, at least 5 hours, but preferably overnight.
Remove from fridge, use as pleased, and put back. It's been testing for several uses including in frostings and works perfectly!
If you can't have soy milk, you can use full-fat cashew milk + soy lecithin granules. The lecithin in the cashew milk is crucial for the butter to set up. Serving size is for 1 tablespoon. This recipe makes about 2 cups butter.This butter lasts in the fridge for about 2-3 weeks. You can easily freeze it too. When ready to thaw, thaw it in the fridge overnight.You want to use refined coconut oil else it'll taste like coconut oil.
Tips and tricks for making the best vegan butter
Follow the instructions. This isn't a recipe to skip something or replace based on what you have; it just won't work.
Do NOT use extra virgin olive oil to make this. I usually love this oil but oh my gosh, it's so bitter once emulsified! Use a neutral oil (sunflower, canola, vegetable, safflower) for the best results.
Don't use only coconut oil. Coconut oil will solidify, and will not give you the desired result
Room temperature is best for the best quality. If you don't use room temperature, your butter may whip up a bit like my vegan mayo and it'll still taste delicious, but will never set like regular butter.
Can I make vegan butter without nuts?
Yes, you can! So you'll make the recipe as listedand just remove the nuts. That's literally it.