Have you ever tried making your own butter? Maybe in the distant (or not-so-distant) past, you discovered that by shaking a carton of dairy-based heavy cream enough, you could transform it from liquid to a thicker cream, and then, butter. If you’re someone who is interested in eating plant-based, however, that trick isn’t going to work for you.

Fortunately, you need not use traditional dairy to make butter these days. Not only are there several options for vegan kinds of butter available in stores, but thanks to chefs and home cooks, we’ve learned that it’s also easy to make your own butter at home. This is a great option for those who have specific allergies or who want to avoid the palm oil used to make some of the commercially available vegan kinds of butter.

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If you’re concerned about whether or not homemade vegan butter can be just as utilitarian as store-bought butter, fear not! We have the perfect recipe for you, thanks to the Food Monster App:

This cashew-based butter will make the baker in you sing with joy!

If you’ve ever wanted to make your own dairy-free butter, this Homemade Butter by The Rose and Bean is a must-try! This cashew-based butter is so easy to make and versatile. It can be used in baking, in pastries like croissants, and more. It melts perfectly (so hello, pancakes, waffles, and toast!) and is a great substitute for store-bought vegan butter. On top of that, it’s also free from palm oil!

The recipe above uses soy lecithin, so if you’re also soy-free, we recommend trying this soy-free, palm oil-free vegan butter.

This Soy-Free, Palm Oil-Free Butter by Rhea Parsons is also made from cashews but uses sunflower lecithin in place of soy lecithin. This creamy butter can also be used in baking or as a spread!

If you’re interested in finding more scrumptious vegan recipes, then we highly recommend downloading our Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 8,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to ten new recipes per day. Check it out!

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