10 recipes you can make with a can of coconut milk

It's a non-dairy way to make sauces, soups and stews rich and creamy, it can go savoury or sweet—is there anything coconut milk can't do?

10 recipes you can make with a can of coconut milk

Tomato, Lentil and Coconut Soup

This recipes whips lentils with tomato and coconut milk into a smooth, creamy soup. Toss a few coconut chips on top (the bacon-flavoured ones, if you’ve got ’em) and you’ve got a 10/10 dinner. Get the recipe: Tomato, Lentil and Coconut Soup

bowl of tomato soupPhoto: Erik Putz

Coconut Chia Seed Pudding

So chia seeds are amazing. They’re small fiber-packed seeds that absorb SO MUCH liquid. Like, all of the coconut milk in this creamy pudding. Tapioca is back in style, friends. Make it before you go to bed and gobble it in the morning. Get the recipe: Coconut Chia Seed Pudding

bowl of chia seed pudding with fruitPhoto: Maya Visnyei


Curried Lentil Coconut Soup

Coconut milk and lentils love each other. And this recipe—is it a soup? A stew? Whatever you want to call it, it’s quick, easy, so flavourful and it begs for warm naan. Put the spoon down and dunk. Get the recipe: Curried Lentil Coconut Soup

thermos filled with lentil soupPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Coconut Chickpea Curry

Skip take-out and stay in with this super tasty—not spicy—curry. Chunks of zucchini and a bevy of chickpeas make it hearty and satisfying. Try swirling some Greek yogurt on top. Get the recipe: Coconut Chickpea Curry

plate of curry on rice

Beef Satay with Thai Dipping Sauce

We love this dip. A combo of coconut milk, soy nut butter, red curry paste, soy sauce and cider vinegar, you know it’s a good time for your tastebuds. It goes great with these skewers, but it also works with tofu, veggies and even as a sauce for noodles if you thin it a little. Get the recipe: Beef Satay with Thai Dipping Sauce

bento box with beef skewers and dipping saucePhoto: Erik Putz


Chana Masala

Simple and speedy, this slow-cooker chickpea stew delivers big time. Serve it over rice and don’t forget to warm the naan. Get the recipe: Chana Masala

plate of chickpea chana masala with naanPhoto: Erik Putz

Coconut-Dream Ice Cream

This recipe name is no word of a lie. This non-dairy (coconut milk + rice milk) confection is so rich and creamy, you’ll have to pinch yourself! Get the recipe from Chatelaine: Coconut-Dream Ice Cream

ice cream cones loaded with homemade ice creamPhoto: Michael Alberstat

Thai Red Shrimp Curry

This quick curry gets its creamy texture thanks to coconut milk. Serve it over steamed rice and sprinkle with fresh basil and cilantro. Get the recipe: Thai Red Shrimp Curry

bowl of red curry with shrimp and rice


Coconut Shag Cake

How gorgeous is this layer cake? Coconut milk goes into the batter and the frosting, while large-flake coconut gives it incredible texture. It looks like a cloud and is just as airy to eat! Get the recipe from Chatelaine: Coconut Shag Cake

layered coconut cake on a marble pedestalPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Curried Coconut Chicken Kebabs

Veggies and chicken chill out in a marinade of coconut milk, curry paste and honey until until you're ready to grill and then gobble them up. You should make this. Get the recipe from Chatelaine: Curried Coconut Chicken Kebabs

skewers with grilled chicken and veggiesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

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This article was originally published on May 02, 2019

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