Coconut is a staple in many cuisines (Thai, Hawaiian, Brazilian, Indian, Vietnamese...and the list goes on), so cooking with coconut milk is a must for sampling food from different cultures. It’s also a great way to add dairy-free richness and a velvety, creamy texture to favourite recipes.
Pick up a can or two of Thai Kitchen Coconut Milk and get ready to be inspired! These coconut milk recipes make it easy (and delicious) to cook with coconut milk for every meal of the day.
Coconut Milk Breakfast Recipes
Need new breakfast inspiration? Use coconut milk in place of oil and butter to make a banana bread that’s sure to become a family favourite for breakfast or snacking!
If you’re craving a simple-but-delicious breakfast for weekday mornings, try this mango coconut slow cooker oatmeal. Cook on low for 8 hours overnight to wake up to a creamy, tropical breakfast to start the day!
Coconut Milk Entrees
No list of recipes using coconut milk would be complete without mention of curry––and you can use a can of coconut milk to recreate the flavour of your favourite Thai restaurant from the comfort of your own kitchen.
Enhance the flavour of any meal instantly with this easy, West African inspired condiment. Suya Spice Blend brings a nutty smokiness to the homemade sauce, while creamy coconut milk and sweet honey balances out the flavour. Serve it up as a dipping sauce for grilled meats and vegetables or drizzled over noodle dishes. The possibilities are endless!
Coconut Milk Sides and Starters
Use coconut milk as a base for Thai curries or as a side dish for your favourite grilled meat––like this juicy Coconut Milk BBQ Chicken.
What’s for dessert? Coconut milk desserts, of course!
Use coconut milk to whip up creamy, dairy-free vanilla coconut ice cream. The egg-free take on the classic frozen vanilla sweet treat tastes so rich and creamy it’s hard to believe that it’s vegan!
Alternatively, try indulging your sweet tooth with a mug of coconut milk hot chocolate that comes together in just 5 minutes. Make it an extra special treat by adding mini-marshmallows (check specialty stores for coconut-flavoured marshmallows!), or a drizzle of chocolate syrup for even more cocoa flavour.
Coconut Milk Drinks
Coconut milk isn’t just for cooking––it also makes refreshing and tasty beverages. And the first drink recipe you try should be a fruity Thai Summer Breeze. Make it with a splash of rum, or without the alcohol for a family-friendly alternative!
If you want a drink that can double as a meal, use coconut milk to blend up a fresh and flavourful smoothie, like this coconut milk smoothie with honey, blueberry and banana. Frozen blueberries and banana make this smoothie taste like summer.
A few drops of Pure Vanilla Extract brings out the creaminess in the coconut milk, making this smoothie taste like a serious treat.