Discover the Creamy Goodness: 30+ Recipes with Coconut Milk

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Unlock the secrets of coconut milk and discover how this creamy, dairy-free alternative can lend a luxurious texture and delicate flavor to both sweet and savory dishes. We’ve created a collection of 30+ recipes with coconut milk that will take your taste buds on a delightful journey through various cuisines and culinary styles. 

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From savory chicken dishes and creamy soups to impressive and delicious desserts, get ready to explore coconut milk’s incredible depth and versatility as it transforms your favorite dishes into extraordinary dairy-free creations.

In addition to being a staple in many traditional Asian recipes, coconut milk is also a popular choice in plant-based, dairy-free, and low-carb cooking. With its unique ability to add a luscious, creamy texture to both savory and sweet dishes, it’s no wonder that coconut milk has gained such a devoted following.

What Are The Best Brands Of Coconut Milk?

When it comes to this type of dairy-free milk, several great brands give high-quality products. Here is a list of our favorite ones:

  1. Thai Kitchen is a well-known brand with both regular and lite versions of coconut milk made from pure coconut extract and water, without any artificial additives or preservatives. 
  2. Specialized in coconut products, Chaokoh has delicious coconut milk made from freshly squeezed coconut meat, resulting in a rich and authentic flavor. 
  3. Made from sustainably harvested coconuts, Native Forest is known for its rich and creamy consistency, making it a versatile ingredient in various recipes. 
  4. Also, you can find delicious coconut milk at Trader Joe’s grocery store, which carries its own brand of coconut milk at an affordable price point.

What’s The Difference Between Coconut Milk And Coconut Cream?

Both coconut milk and coconut cream are derived from the flesh of mature coconuts, but they have some differences in terms of consistency and fat content. Here are some differences between coconut milk and coconut cream:

  • Coconut milk is a liquid with a thinner consistency, similar to cow’s milk, while coconut cream is much thicker and richer in texture.
  • Coconut cream has a higher fat percentage than coconut milk which typically contains around 17-24% fat.
  • Usage – since it has a thinner consistency, coconut milk is commonly used as a cooking liquid and a base ingredient in various recipes, while coconut cream is often used as a rich ingredient due to its thicker consistency and higher fat content.

Coconut Milk Breakfast Recipes

Easy 5 minute Keto Noatmeal – Low Carb Cereal for Breakfast

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This keto noatmeal is a super easy low carb breakfast recipe that is tasty and very healthy. If you want a quick and satisfying meal in the morning make my favorite bowl of oatmeal that is made with coconut flour and flaxseed meal. Increase your dietary fiber and fat intake.
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Coconut Milk Pancakes

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Dazzle your family with these incredibly fluffy and delicious Coconut Milk Pancakes that are dairy-free and made using canned coconut milk. This recipe can also be made gluten-free and is the perfect weekend treat.
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Coconut Chia Pudding

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A healthy coconut chia pudding made with low fat coconut milk, maple syrup, and vanilla. This rich, creamy pudding is delicious for breakfast or dessert!
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Coconut Milk Dinner Recipes

Hearty Vegetable Coconut Curry Soup

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Hearty Vegetable Coconut Curry Soup with aromatic curry coconut milk broth. This easy vegan, whole30 and paleo-friendly soup recipe comes together in just over 30 minutes.
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Coconut Curry Chicken Soup

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This delicious Coconut Curry Chicken Soup is a Thai inspired creamy coconut curry soup loaded with chunks of chicken, veggies and rice. It has bold and bright flavors, and is cozy and comforting for a cold day. 
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Keto Chicken Curry- Best Coconut Chicken Curry

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This amazingly flavorful keto chicken curry tastes just as good as what you'd serve at an Indian Restaurant. It's the best chicken curry recipe that's quick to make, even on those busy days.
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Easy Curry Salmon

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Bright herbs, creamy coconut curry broth, and juicy salmon make a flavorful addition to weeknight cooking in this coconut salmon curry recipe.
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Thai Red Curry with Vegetables

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This Thai red curry recipe is so easy to make at home! It’s much tastier than takeout and healthier, too. Feel free to change up the vegetables (you’ll need about 3 cups total) and skip the kale if you want a more traditional Thai curry. This recipe is vegetarian, vegan and gluten free for all to enjoy.
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This easy green bean curry gets its creaminess from coconut milk and its flavor from green curry paste. Made with potatoes and chickpeas, it’s a full vegan and vegetarian meal that comes together in 30 minutes!
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Easy 30 Minute Creamy Tuscan Chicken

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This Creamy Tuscan Chicken recipe is a quick dinner idea your family will love! Pan seared chicken nestled in a creamy garlic white wine sauce with spinach and burst tomatoes. This tuscan chicken recipe is a restaurant quality dinner that’s ready in 30 minutes!
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Instant Pot Creamy Mushroom Chicken

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This Instant Pot creamy mushroom chicken recipe is not only deliciously flavorful and creamy, but made entirely in your pressure cooker. Quick and easy, it is dairy-free, gluten free, Paleo and Whole30. Everyone is going to love this healthy dinner recipe!
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Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

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This slow cooker dairy-free butter chicken is a lightened-up take on a classic Indian dish. Chicken breasts are cooked to juicy perfection in a creamy coconut milk and tomato sauce that’s packed with flavor. 
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Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Creamy Chicken Noodle Casserole with luscious creamy sauce and veggies makes for a belly-filling inviting meal!
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Salmon Coconut Curry (Thai Inspired)

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This Thai-inspired salmon coconut curry has tender pan-seared salmon in a creamy red curry coconut milk sauce. It's flavorful and comforting!
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Dairy Free Dijon Chicken Skillet

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Dairy Free Dijon Chicken – a light and delicious one-skillet meal! Delicious Dairy-Free Dijon Chicken Skillet Can’t wait for you guys to try this one!! Sometimes we can get a little tired of the same old, same old recipes. I totally get it.  
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This creamy garlic chicken skillet is made with tender seared chicken breast, and covered in a creamy, dairy-free garlic sauce. It’s an easy, low-carb, 30 minute weeknight dinner that everyone will love. Paleo, Whole30, and Keto too! 
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Pork Loin Braised in Coconut Milk Recipe

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A coconut-milk gravy infused with the woodsy freshness of rosemary and sage adds smoothness and a subtle, aromatic flavor to the meat in this simple but delicious pork loin recipe. 
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Coconut Milk Dessert Recipes

Keto No Bake Coconut Balls

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Made with ONLY 5 INGREDIENTS, these keto no-bake coconut balls are full of coconut flavor, delicious, and easy to make. Sugar-free coconut balls are the perfect low-carb sweet treat.
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Coconut Milk Cookies

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Coconut Milk Cookies are a crunchy treat inspired by Thai cookies called Tong Ek (Golden Cookies). Coconut milk plus shredded coconut add tropical flavor and cacao nibs add crunch. These cookies are a little bit exotic and a lot delicious.
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Coconut Whipped Cream

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This thick and creamy coconut whipped cream is totally dairy free, with just three ingredients… and it has the exact same texture as real homemade whipped cream!
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Pumpkin Chia Pudding: The Ultimate Fall Breakfast Recipe

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This pumpkin pie chia pudding is extremely delicious, easy to make, and tastes just like pumpkin pie filling. Enjoy a creamy, thick, naturally gluten-free chia pudding flavored with pumpkin and spices. It's also refined-sugar-free, low-carb, and a nutritious treat—perfect for a fall breakfast or snack.
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Coconut Milk Pudding Recipe

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My Coconut Milk Pudding recipe is made with nutrition-rich coconut milk, so not only is it suitable for those avoiding dairy, but it gets an extra creaminess.
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No-bake coconut blueberry cream pie is easy, delicious, and Whole30 approved! It is also paleo, keto, dairy-free, grain-free, and allergy-friendly. You can switch up the flavor by making it strawberry, raspberry, or even pineapple!
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The Best Coconut Flour Brownies

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These Coconut Flour Brownies are super easy to make with just 8 ingredients. You can whip up a batch of these deliciously dairy-free and incredibly chocolatey brownies. They're the ideal grain-free treat for any chocolate lover, and if you're anything like me, you'll love their rich, satisfying flavor.
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Gluten Free Coffee Cake (Paleo, Vegan + Egg-Free)

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This Gluten Free coffee cake is Paleo and Vegan friendly. It's the perfect companion with your morning cup or makes an indulgent afternoon pick-me-up! 
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The Best Coconut Cream Pie

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I’m very excited about this post- get ready coconut cream pie lovers!  You will not find a better Homemade Coconut Cream Pie than this.  It’s creamy, delicious and has a wonderful coconut flavor. It’s absolutely the BEST Coconut Cream Pie you will ever taste.
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Vanilla Bean Coconut Ice Cream

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Perfect Vanilla Bean Coconut Ice Cream! Just 5 ingredients, simple methods, and insanely creamy results!
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Coconut Milk Drinks

Homemade Low Carb Keto Eggnog

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This keto eggnog has the right hint of sweetness and booze, and it's the perfect sugar-free holiday drink. My low carb eggnog recipe is luxuriously creamy, and you can make an alcohol-free version to enjoy with the whole family.
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Pina Colada Smoothie

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Whisk off to the tropics without even leaving your home! This Pina Colada Smoothie is reminiscent of that famous island cocktail but without the added booze or sugar. It's a perfect way to start your morning! It only requires 4 simple ingredients and it's creamy, cold, and refreshing! 
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Keto Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

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This keto chocolate peanut butter milkshake is the absolute best low carb smoothie. It’s extremely thick and creamy and ready in just 5 minutes. Tastes just like a peanut butter cup and it’s dairy-free, vegan and so refreshing! 
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Keto Avocado Smoothie With Coconut Milk, Ginger, and Turmeric

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A rich creamy keto avocado smoothie made with ginger and turmeric. This detox smoothie is high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. Sugar free and high in good fats, it’s perfect for those on a healthy low carb keto diet. Paleo, Whole 30, Dairy Free.
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Keto Coffee Creamer + 10 Flavor Variations

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Learn how to make this easy keto coffee creamer with just 5 ingredients and less than 5 minutes of prep. It’s incredibly creamy and super easy to customize with your favorite flavors. You have to try my 10 flavor options that are perfect for your keto coffee.
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Keto Dalgona Coffee – Sugar-Free Whipped Coffee

Easy to make keto dalgona coffee with just five ingredients and no sugar.
Keto Dalgona coffee, also called Whipped Cream is a silky five ingredients coffee made with instant coffee. The best part is making a fancy creamy coffee at home that’s aesthetically pleasing and super tasty.
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Creamy Coconut Hot Chocolate

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Experience the rich and creamy delight of Creamy Coconut Hot Chocolate, a keto and low-carb-friendly treat that will warm your soul. Made with full-fat coconut milk, cocoa powder, and a touch of cinnamon, this homemade hot chocolate is a dairy-free indulgence ready in just 3 minutes, perfect for cozy moments and guilt-free enjoyment!
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