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21 Ways to Use a Can of Coconut Milk

I’m a fan of coconut milk. That can of creamy, naturally-fat goodness is perfect for everything from dinners to desserts. You can whip it into a no-dairy mousse, or create a beautifully tender chicken recipe. Coconut Milk is so versatile! Run to the grocery store, grab a can  (or four!) and cook up these 21 incredible recipes. You’re gonna love them all!!

  • 21 Coconut Milk Recipes 1 of 21
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    Like coconut milk? Then you're gonna LOVE these 21 recipes (from sweet to savory!) and enjoy these fabulous ways to cook up coconut milk!

  • Coconut Cream Pie 2 of 21
    #1

    This luscious coconut cream pie has a hidden layer of dark chocolate between the creamy coconut and crust, making it utterly irresistible!
    Get the recipe for Coconut Cream Pie

    Photo credit: Brooke McLay

  • Coconut Lime Tofu 3 of 21
    #2

    Give your tofu an exotic spin with coconut milk, lime, and harissa- a Tunisian hot sauce made with piri piri chile peppers!
    Get the recipe for Coconut Lime Tofu

    Photo credit: Kathy Patalsky

  • Coconut Lime Smoothie 4 of 21
    #3

    A sip of this coconut and lime smoothie will take you away to a Caribbean beach!
    Get the recipe for Coconut Lime Smoothie

    Photo credit: Jan Halvarson

  • Coconut Milk Brown Rice Pudding 5 of 21
    #4

    If you want a cozy dessert, this coconut brown rice pudding with chia caramel sauce is for you!
    Get the recipe for Coconut Milk Brown Rice Pudding

    Photo credit: Kathy Patalsky

  • Sweet Potato Casserole 6 of 21
    #5

    This lighter version of the traditional sweet potato casserole is even better than the original recipe!
    Get the recipe for Sweet Potato Casserole

    Photo credit: Alison Ashton

  • Coconut Cream Cupcakes 7 of 21
    #6

    If you're a coconut lover, these divine Coconut Cream Cupcakes will be your new go-to dessert!
    Get the recipe for Coconut Cream Cupcakes

    Photo credit: Julie Van Rosendaal

  • Coconut Eggnog 8 of 21
    #7

    This delicious Coconut Eggnog is festive and dairy-free!
    Get the recipe for Coconut Eggnog

    Photo credit: Kelsey Banfield

  • Coconut Curried Bananas 9 of 21
    #8

    Bananas become a versatile side dish with these Coconut Curried Bananas!
    Get the recipe for Coconut Curried Bananas

    Photo credit: Shaina Olmanson

  • Coconut Banana Bread 10 of 21
    #9

    Dense, moist banana bread loaded with tropical flavors like pineapple, coconut, and macadamia nuts will have you coming back for more!
    Get the recipe for Coconut Banana Bread

    Photo credit: Laura Levy

  • Coconut Cashew Rice Bowl 11 of 21
    #9a

    This Sweet Potato Coconut Cashew Rice Bowl makes the perfect one-dish entrée for meatless Mondays!
    Get the recipe for Coconut Cashew Rice Bowl

    Photo credit: Kathy Patalsky

  • Raspberry Coconut Popscicles 12 of 21
    #9b

    Bring on summer with these cheery Raspberry Coconut Popsicles!
    Get the recipe for Raspberry Coconut Popsicles

    Photo credit: Elizabeth Stark and Brian Campbell

  • Green Curry Coconut Soba Noodles 13 of 21
    #9c

    In this recipe three simple, flavorful ingredients- green curry paste, coconut milk, and almond butter- combine to create a rich sauce that pairs perfectly with hot soba noodles!
    Get the recipe for Green Curry Coconut Soba Noodles

    Photo credit: Brooke McLay

  • Charred Chicken in Coconut Curry Sauce 14 of 21
    #9d

    This Charred Chicken in Coconut Curry Sauce is easy to make and mild enough to serve little palates!
    Get the recipe for Charred Chicken in Coconut Curry Sauce

    Photo credit: Brooke McLay

  • Coconut Hot Chocolate 15 of 21
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    This dairy-free Coconut Hot Chocolate is the perfect winter drink for family members with a dairy allergy or lactose intolerance!
    Get the recipe for Coconut Hot Chocolate

    Photo credit: Kelsey Banfield

  • Tiramisu Espresso Coconut Cream Pie 16 of 21
    #9f

    This dreamy, dairy-free, tiramisu-inspired dessert contains rich layers of coconut, espresso, and chocolate cookie pie crust!
    Get the recipe for Tiramisu Espresso Coconut Cream Pie

    Photo credit: Kathy Patalsky

  • Coconut Sorbet 17 of 21
    #9i

    With shredded coconut and the distinct flavor of cardamom, this Coconut Sorbet is a sophisticated version of ice cream cart shaved ice!
    Get the recipe for Coconut Sorbet

    Photo credit: Elizabeth Stark and Brian Campbell

  • Coconut Ginger Rice 18 of 21
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    Use up last night's leftover rice in this easy and tasty Quick Coconut Ginger Rice Lunch!
    Get the recipe for Coconut Ginger Rice

    Photo credit: Kathy Patalsky

  • Vegetable Coconut Korma 19 of 21
    #9j

    Vegetable Coconut Korma freezes beautifully, but the wonderful aromas may have you wanting dinner right away!
    Get the recipe for Vegetable Coconut Korma

    Photo credit: Jaime Richardson

  • Pina Colada Upside-Down Cake 20 of 21
    #9k

    Bake these kid-approved Mini Pina Colada Upside-Down Cakes for your next brunch!
    Get the recipe for Pina Colada Upside-Down Cakes

    Photo credit: Kathy Patalsky

  • Quick Veggie Curry 21 of 21
    #9l

    Throw any veggies into this Quick Veggie Curry to use up all that produce in your vegetable crisper!
    Get the recipe for Quick Veggie Curry

    Photo credit: Julie Van Rosendaal

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