20 Recipes Starring Coconut Milk

20 Recipes Starring Coconut Milk

Dana Velden
Feb 8, 2018
(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)

Keeping a few cans of coconut milk in your kitchen cupboards is just good common sense. While you can certainly use coconut milk in traditional ways, such as a base for the classic Thai soup tom kha gai or for curries, it is also delicious in easy side dishes such as whipped sweet potatoes or coconut rice. You can even use it in desserts.

Here are a few recipes to help you take advantage of one of the most delicious staples in your pantry.

Curries and Stews

A can of coconut milk is a classic way to add richness and creaminess to curries and other stews from all over the world.

Silky Soups

Coconut milk also brings silkiness to soups, whether it's used traditionally in the Thai soup tom kha gai or just as a way to "veganize" creamy soups as a dairy substitute.

Main and Side Dishes

Coconut milk also has a place in other dishes besides curries. It can be used to bathe a whole roast chicken, for instance, or as a base for fluffy white rice.

Delicious Desserts

Again with the creaminess! But there's no getting away from coconut milk's beautiful texture — especially in desserts.

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