Top 10 Recipes for Coconut Milk

Top 10 Recipes for Coconut Milk

Fresh, flavourful home cooking starts with stocking your pantry. And if coconut milk isn’t already a staple in your kitchen, it should be.

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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 

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Coconut Banana Bread

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!

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Mango Coconut Slow Cooker Oatmeal

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

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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.

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Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

Whip up a batch of this beef and broccoli stir fry with green curryin just half an hour, thanks to Thai Kitchen Green Curry Paste.

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Grilled Thai Salmon

Or use Thai Kitchen Roasted Red Chili Paste to prepare delicious Grilled Thai Salmon for a tasty lunch or dinner.

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West African Suya Sauce

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

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Fried Yams

Fried Yams make the perfect quick and tasty starter! Pair with Thai Kitchen Spicy Thai Chili Dipping Sauce or Thai Kitchen Pineapple and Chili Sauce

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Coconut Milk BBQ Chicken

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.

Dairy-Free Sweets

What’s for dessert? Coconut milk desserts, of course!

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Vegan Vanilla Coconut Ice Cream

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!

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Coconut Milk Hot Chocolate 

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

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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.

Can't get enough? Learn more about coconut milk plus discover more recipes from Thai Kitchen featuring coconut milk and more today!