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    What blender/tools to make coconut butter/milk/nut butters?

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    I once saw a video on youtube of this little kid at home being filmed by his mom just pouring almonds into a (big) blender and it would turn out a paste, almond butter on the other side. Can you replicate this in raw/roasted almonds only or do you need to add some oil into the mix?

    Also, what would be a blender that would handle other nuts and, especially, coconut meat, so I make coconut milk? To make coconut milk you need the meat and hot water. I'm just not into the mood of hand-grate the meat...

    What's your suggestions or recommendations (I've seen some videos of people not even using a blender, just doing it by hand).

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    If you want a blender that can do anything (and don't mind spending some money) - the Vitamix is the way to go. I bought a refurbished one years ago and have yet to find anything it can't completely destroy.

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    I make coconut milk and oil using basic kitchen tools. The trick to shredding the coconut in any regular blender is to add 2 parts hot (not boiling) water to one part coconut and cut the coconut into small pieces to not stress the motor and to keep the pieces uniform. Don't puree the coconut or you will never strain out the pulp. Keep the pieces bigger than your strainer. If you want the milk thicker, simmer off some water or siphon it off the bottom after leaving it in the refrigerator over night.

    I would recommend a blender with the highest wattage motor and with a glass upper as to not leach out any plastic when you add in the hot water.

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    Would a cheap blender do for coconut milk? Can it be used to make nut butters as well?

    600-800 euros is a lot for a Blendtec/Vitamix. Yes I pay much more than you guys over there, and I can only buy it through ebay.co.uk.

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    the vitamix is worth the $$$ it comes w/a 10yr warranty even for the re-manufactured ones.. check the vitamix website for the uk and search their re-furbished/manufactured ones - these are the units their sales reps take out to demonstrate its uses at whole foods, costoc, sams ect...
    you actually get 2 blenders when you buy it ... one for wet ingredients and one for dry ingredients I've had mine for close to 10yrs and I've never had any problems w/it... I've had other professional blenders that can't hold a candle to it...

    IF you want something inexpensive - check out the magic bullet... not sure if it can make nut butters ... but it can do most of what a vitamix can do - just not as heavy duty...
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    I just throw nuts into my ninja and add some EVCO
    voila! nut butter
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Bork Bork View Post
    I just throw nuts into my ninja and add some EVCO
    voila! nut butter
    Oh no, more choices... Is the Ninja similar to the Vitamix and Blendtec?

    Basically, I'd like a good blender to just throw in the coconut meat into the jug, add water and presto, instant coconut milk. But that's not worth 700 euros, besides, I only use my cheap hand/staff blender for very simple "green" or "red" smoothie shakes. Maybe I'll have to do with the staff blender... and grate/scrape the coconut meat with a cheese grater and then, I wonder if I'm able to blend it with water with the staff blender... it's probably not strong enough for it.
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    No. Vitamix & Blendtec are top of the line. Ninja is a less expensive food processor
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    I just got a magic bullet for £30.00 and it is perfect for nut butters and coconut butter. Not sure it'll be good for anything else, but for £30, it's worth it. I've made lots of coconut butter with it (that I set in ice cube trays in the fridge - yum) and some almond nut butter today. Not sure if you can get it shipped, but I got mine online at Macro.

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    You may want to read up on the Omega brand Masticating Juicers: Wheat Grass Juicers, Fruit Juicers, Vegetable Juicers | Omega Juicers
    They have both masticating and centrifugal. I like the masticating kind (Omega 8006) as it will do all nut butters, wheat grass, as well as milks, and regular juices. 15 year warranty!

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