15 Must-Try Ways to Use Coconut Milk

15 Must-Try Ways to Use Coconut Milk

Coconut milk is a must-have product in your home. A meal would always be better off with a fresh coconut flavor. 

Coconut milk can be used in various ways, such as in smoothies, baking, curries, and even as a replacement for dairy milk in some recipes. It’s a fabulous option for the Keto diet, Paleo diet, and even for the Whole30 program. Here are 15 must-try ways to use coconut milk!

Greek Chicken Souvlaki with Coconut Milk


Souvlaki is a popular Greek chicken dish of skewered chicken pieces cooked over an open flame. 

In this version, the chicken is marinated for about 20 minutes, but you could easily marinate it for an entire day if you wanted to prepare it ahead of time. The recipe includes a step-by-step on how to make Paleo pitas too. All are served with a side of Greek salad.

 A healthy and wholesome meal that is perfect for any time of day. P.S. Add coconut milk to the marinade for extra flavor and tenderness.

Thai Coconut Soup

Thai food is some of the world's most delicious and exciting cuisines. Thai flavors uniquely blend sweet, sour, salty, and spicy. This combination may seem strange at first, but it is truly addicting.

With this delicious recipe, you’ll be able to experience these bold flavors in the comfort of your own home—a fiery red curry paste-based soup that is popular in Thailand and many other parts of Southeast Asia. Coconut milk, chicken, and mushrooms are the main ingredients, with chicken broth, onion, curry paste, and ginger providing flavor. It can be served hot or cold and topped with fresh cilantro or green onions.

Chia Seed Pudding

When it comes to desserts, there’s nothing as classic as a bowl of chia seed pudding. This healthy and nutritious dish is surprisingly easy to make and can be enjoyed at any time of the day.

This recipe combines chia seeds with coconut milk and cinnamon for a delicious sweet, and savory pudding perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Fresh berries can be added to add more flavor and depth.

Perfect for Whole-30, Keto, and Paleo!

Vegan Broccoli Cheese Soup

vegan soup

This dairy-free soup will make all your broccoli dreams come true. It is creamy (hello, coconut milk!) and super tasty, thanks to the vegetable broth, mustard, and turmeric. 

This is the perfect meal for a cold night or if you’re looking for a fresh way to use up some of your veggies.

Curry Chicken Salad

Indian-inspired recipes are popular in the U.S.; one of the most common is curry chicken salad.

This dish typically uses shredded chicken, diced onion, curry powder, and a variety of other ingredients to create a flavorful and savory salad. This recipe's main attraction is the crunchy, diced celery and toasted almonds that add a nice crunch to the mix.

Coconut milk gives the dish a delicious richness while lending a touch of velvety smoothness. Overall, this Indian-inspired salad is easy to make and perfect for any summer meal!

Durban Curry with Coconut Milk

Durban Curry

If you’re looking for a new, exotic flavor to add to your cooking repertoire, look no further than Durban Curry. This unique blend of spices originates from the city of Durban in South Africa. Durban curry is characterized by its fiery heat and strong aromatics.

Common ingredients in this type of curry include chili peppers, ginger, garlic, cumin, and turmeric. And in this specific case, coconut milk too! The coconut milk gives the dish a rich, creamy flavor.

Enjoy with a side of rice or roti. 

Vegan Ice Cream with 5 Ingredients

Vegan food can be tasty too! 

This Ice cream treat is sure to make your taste buds tingle.

Cashew and coconut based, this mixture is smooth and super tasty! All you need are five simple ingredients that you’ll most likely already have around the house.

Remember, ice cream takes time, this is not the treat for instant gratification. But it sure is worth the wait!

Gluten-free Pancakes with Strawberries

Gluten-free pancakes? Yes, please! 

These pancakes are made with coconut milk and feature sliced strawberries for a delicious and sweet finish. A gluten-free pancake is not only a great way to enjoy your favorite breakfast, but it can also be a healthy alternative if you’re looking to avoid grains. 

You’ll want to share this recipe with everyone!

Turkey Meatball Laksa

Turkey Meatballs Laksa

Here’s another delicious Southeast Asian meal for the books.

It requires minimal preparation and is cooked fairly quickly, making it ideal for mid-week nights when you don’t feel like cooking.

The meatballs are cooked in coconut milk and broth sauce and later drizzled with lime juice. What an array of flavors!

Indian Saffron Rice

Looking for a way to make an ordinary meal more flavorful? Or for something to add to one of the aforementioned meals? Rice, rice, rice!
Instead of cooking your rice with water and salt, add a can of coconut milk and ⅓ a cup of broth. Throw in a couple of vegetables, and you’ve almost got an entire meal!

Strawberry and Coconut Milk Popsicles

Strawberry Popsicle

Pair these with a hot day, and you’ll find that you’ve never been happier. 

These easy popsicles are made with just a few ingredients and can be made in minutes.

Coconut milk is combined with fresh strawberries and frozen for a sweet, icy treat. These popsicles are perfect if you’re looking for an easy and delicious way to cool off on a hot day.

Turmeric Coconut Detox Soup

Are you looking to detox your body and rid yourself of toxins? Try this turmeric coconut detox soup! This delicious and hearty soup is made with fresh ingredients and will help you feel refreshed and energized. 

The natural detoxing properties of ginger, garlic, and turmeric combine to cleanse your system, while the coconut milk provides a soothing base.

Pork Rib Curry

Pork Rib Curry

Coconut milk and curries really do appear to be the best combination.

Made with succulent pork ribs cooked in a flavorful coconut milk sauce, this dish is perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re looking for something hearty and filling for dinner or something to satisfyingly sate your cravings on a weekend afternoon, pork rib curry is sure to hit the spot.

This particular curry takes a little longer, so you’ll probably want to add it to the slow cooker.

You want the meat to be very tender and fall off the bone.

Mango Buttercream Coconut Cupcakes

Mango buttercream coconut cupcakes are a heavenly combination of mango and coconut flavors.

The cupcakes are topped with creamy mango buttercream, perfect for warm summer weather. The moist and delicious cupcakes will be a hit at your next party or picnic.

Coconut Milk Latte

Coconut Milk Latte

This latte will surely keep you going…until your next cup of coffee.

Who doesn’t love a cinnamon and coconut milk latte? It tastes like Fall, smells like coffee, and makes you feel warm and snuggly inside.

Also, who knew that frothing your own milk at home was so easy?

There are so many more recipes, but that could go on forever. Coconut milk has many health benefits, especially when paired with other nutrient-dense foods.

Our coconut products come all the way from Thailand, where they are organically grown and farmed.

If you’re looking for some ways to use coconut cream too, you can read our blog on 16 Incredible Ways to Use Coconut Milk & Cream.

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