38 Recipes to Make with That Can of Coconut Milk in Your Pantry
Every time I buy a can of coconut milk, I always end up with a half-used can somehow. I put it in a resealable container, but inevitably forget about it in my fridge cemetery (the top shelf). Well, not this week. To help use up the full can once and for all, I’m rounding up some great recipes with coconut milk. Some call for just a few tablespoons or maybe a half-cup to help make use of what’s left over, while some put the whole can to work.
Adding some coconut milk to a dish is a great way to mix things up for dinner, dessert, and even breakfast. Just the scent of it freshens things up. Here are 35+ recipes with coconut milk that’ll give you a great excuse to open up a can of unsweetened goodness ASAP.
I definitely suggest you kick your day off with something sweet and coconut-rich, whether it’s a morning treat like pancakes or a weekday standard like oatmeal.
A generous splash of coconut milk lends instant creaminess to so many soups. You’ll also get nutty flavor, to boot.
Main and Side Dishes
Keep a can or two of coconut milk handy in your pantry and an inspired main or side dish is never far away. It’s just the thing to turn a regular ol’ chicken dinner into an exciting one.
The natural sweetness of coconut means it’s a naturally winning ingredient in desserts. Whether you’re using it to flavor a buttery cake or swapping it in for cream to make a vegan treat, it never fails.