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22 Insanely Good Coconut Milk Recipes

Insanely Good Coconut Milk Recipes

Transport your taste buds to a tropical paradise with these easy Coconut Milk Recipes and make both sweet and savory meals that taste heavenly. Coconut milk can be used instead of regular milk for those who can’t eat dairy but don’t want to sacrifice taste. We have compiled the best coconut milk recipes for you below, so enjoy!

1. Coconut Cream Poke Cake 

Using coconut cream to keep the cake moist is a great choice! For a little extra flavor, you can toast the coconut flakes and put them on top of the frosting.

2. Tom Kha Soup 

This creamy, delicious Thai soup is filling, but light and packed with classic flavors such as red Thai curry pasts, lemongrass, galangal, and coconut cream. My favorite Thai soup by far!

3. Spicy Coconut Vegetable Stir Fry 

The spicy sauce in this recipe is to die for! Made with coconut milk, peanut butter, soy sauce, sriracha, garlic, ginger, lime juice, and brown sugar, it makes any stirfry taste better than takeout!

4. Coconut Rice 

Coconut rice is a super easy, four-ingredient recipe. It’s delicious on its own, but better when paired with stir fry veggies, or any Asian-inspired protein entree.

5. Tofu Satay with Peanut Sauce 

Tofu satay is a great vegan alternative to chicken satay, and this one is so simple! By marinating the tofu in coconut milk, maple syrup, soy sauce, sriracha, garlic powder and ginger, you add tons of flavor, and the peanut butter-based sauce is delicious as well!

6. Bibingka Cake

This Filipino cake is very similar to butter mochi and has the same kind of richness. Cream of coconut gives this cake its signature taste and buttery texture.

7. Indian Pumpkin Curry 

You will not miss the animal protein in this decadent pumpkin curry. Full of veggies, herbs, and spices, this full-flavored one-pot curry is a feast for the tastebuds!

8. Instant Pot Thai Red Curry 

Chicken, veggies, Thai red curry paste, fish sauce, coconut milk, herbs, and spices come together to create an easy-to-make masterpiece in the instant pot. Quick and easy to clean, what can be better?

9. Lamb Shanks in Massaman Curry 

Fall-off-the-bone tender, lamb shanks never tasted so good. Slow-braised in an amazing-tasting Massaman curry, this dish is both impressive-looking and delicious!

10. Thai Tofu Satay with Peanut Sauce 

Another tofu satay recipe, this one uses coconut milk as part of the tofu marinade before grilling it. You also use it in the delicious peanut sauce!

11. Chicken Khao Soi 

This Thai noodle soup has the most fragrant and creamy broth! It is red Thai curry and coconut milk-based with added veggies, fish sauce, sugar, and chilis for maximum flavor.

12. Vietnamese Chicken Curry 

This curry is smooth and thinner than your typical curry. It’s spicy and fragrant, and a great base for chicken, potatoes, carrots, and onions.

Coconut milk is a super versatile ingredient that you can use to add flavor and creamy texture to a variety of dishes. It is a great substitute for heavy cream if you are vegetarian or vegan!