I’m always looking for new ways to use the tins of coconut milk that I keep stashed in my pantry. I’ve put together this list of the Best Coconut Milk Recipes as a great resource of recipes. There are both sweet and savoury uses and many of them are vegan too!
Coconut milk isn’t only good for vegan curries! There are absolutely tonnes of uses for both the milk and coconut cream. I almost always keep a couple of tins in the cupboard, both of the full fat and low fat varieties. This means I can almost always throw a great meal together in a jiffy.
That isn’t to say that coconut doesn’t make a cracking vegan curry because it does! It also makes a great meaty curry and many variations in between. It was an especially difficult struggle to narrow down the south-east Asian influenced options for this list.
Enough of the waffle, let me hurry up and show you the fab recipes I have included!
Coconut Milk Soups
Soup is another lovely way to use coconut milk. There are five quite different options here despite my Peanut and Lentil soup effectively making two appearances!
Creamy Tomato and Roasted Red Pepper Soup – Easy Peasy Foodie
Chicken, Peanut & Lentil Soup
Curried Pumpkin Soup – Fab Food 4 All
Vegan Coconut Milk Soups
Peanut Lentil Soup
Thai Beetroot Soup – Lost in Food
Coconut Milk Curries
I’ve again found five totally different options for using Coconut Milk in curries. There are options inspired by India,Thailand and Burma. I think that the lamb thai green curry is especially intriguing!
Instant Pot Chicken Curry – Recipes From A Pantry
Lamb Thai Green Curry – Easy Peasy Foodie
Red Thai King Prawn and Spinach Curry – Something Sweet Something Savoury
Vegan Coconut Milk Curries
Aubergine, Mushroom and Sweet Potato Massaman Curry – Planet Veggie
Vegan Burmese Eggplant Curry – Yumsome
Something Different with Coconut Milk
I wanted to make sure that I shared some recipes with you that aren’t soup or curry based. These recipes span from Asian to the Caribbean and one even includes banana!
Chicken Satay Skewers
Golden Turmeric Fries with Coriander and Mint Dip – Farmersgirl Kitchen
One Pot Jerk Chicken, Rice and Beans – Easy Peasy Foodie
Vegan Coconut Milk Recipes
Caribbean Coconut & Banana Curry Traybake – Sneaky Veg
Satay Sauce (Vegan)
Sweet Recipes with Coconut Milk
The range of ways that you can make desserts with coconut milk surprised me. There is everything from cake to ice cream and little tarts to scones. Truly something for everyone!
Coconut Milk Layer Cake – Tin & Thyme
Chocolate Pie – Hungry Healthy Happy
Vegan Coconut Milk Desserts
No Churn Mango Coconut Ice Cream (Vegan)
Vegan Coconut Scones – Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen
Coconut Rice Pudding – Hungry Happy Healthy
So now I’ve told you my favourite ways to use coconut milk, head to the comments section below and tell me what you favourite coconut milk recipes are!
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Lesley Garden says
A great collection of recipes here Chloe, some lovely new ideas. Thank you for including our soup recipe.
Thanks for having great soup recipes for me to plunder! 🙂
Nico @ yumsome says
What a great collection, Chloe, lots of inspo there! Thanks so much for including my curry! xx
Thanks! It was great to find so much variety!
Ooh, I want to make coconut scones now. How lush! I adore coconut milk in curries, but these recipes are really useful for some more adventurous ideas.
Thanks for including one of mine.
It was a real eye opener for me putting the post together – I can’t wait to try more of the recipes!
CAMILLA HAWKINS says
Loving all these coconut recipes, particularly the curries! Thanks for adding my soup recipe:-)
Thanks! And you’re more than welcome. The photography on that soup is one of my faves!