Butter Coffee Blocks

These to-go butter coffee blocks are the [fat] bomb. I LOVE my morning butter coffee, but sometimes I'm just not in the mood to wrangle the several ingredients I like to use, pull out the blender, clean the blender, etc. Sometimes I just want to have butter coffee ready in .2 seconds - particularly on the mornings when I've hit "snooze" about 15 times and have negative 10 minutes to get ready and fly out the door to get to work. Light bulb! Butter coffee blocks.

Keeping these suckers on hand allow me to just plop one or two in my morning cup. While a blender will obviously do the trick, it's not necessary. To save time and clean up, you'll just need an awesome hand frother. The combination of these blocks + the magic of my hand frother has been a game changer for me when traveling for my job, since I tend to get all panicky about the #whitegirlproblem of not having butter coffee at my disposal when away from my kitchen. Something about staring into the lonely, dark abyss of a mug of Embassy Suites black coffee triggers a big internal temper tantrum. THEY DON'T OFFER COCONUT OIL AND COLLAGEN POWDER WITH THEIR COMPLIMENTARY CUP OF COFFEE?? Blasphemy. Pity party, table for one!!!!

Good news is the cacao butter content of these buttery blocks of unicorn fuel keeps them stable at room temperature, so I no longer have to panic about how many days I'll have to suffer without my beloved butter coffee when traveling. I just toss them in a small mason jar and tote them along with me. While I'm confident that none of you are as bat shit crazy as I am and manage just fine without a morning cup of fatty caffeine when the [unfortunate] circumstance arises, I'm just gonna leave this here for you. You're welcome. 

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup raw cacao butter
  • 2 tbsp grass-fed butter, ghee or coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp sun butter, smooth
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 8-10 drops of liquid stevia (optional)
  • 2 tsp maca powder (optional)
  • 1/4 cup collagen peptides (optional)

Method

  1. In a small saucepan, heat up the cacao butter, ghee, sun butter, vanilla, cinnamon (if you're using the stevia and maca powder, throw that in too). Whisk it all together.
  2. If using the collagen peptides, reduce the heat to low and whisk in the collagen peptides until dissolved and everything is creamy.
  3. Evenly pour the mixture into 8-12 silicone molds (depends on the size of your molds) and let chill in the freezer for 1-2 hours (or until completely set). 
  4. Store in an airtight container in the fridge or at room temperature.
  5. When ready to prepare your butter coffee, just drop one or two in your cup of joe, and froth it all up!

Servings: 8-12