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5 DELICIOUS RECIPES TO USE COCONUT MILK

Coconut milk is one of those pantry staples I never worry about having too much of. It rarely spoils, it’s versatile as heck, and it’s honestly just delicious. Whether you have 1 can or 10, here are some dishes that’ll expand your recipe book and make you love the stuff even more (if that’s possible). 

 

Vietnamese Iced Coffee with Vegan Condensed Milk 

If you’ve been to Vietnam, you’re probably familiar with Vietnamese iced coffee. It’s creamy, sweet, refreshing, and delicious, but unfortunately isn’t vegan-friendly. By replacing condensed milk with this homemade coconut condensed milk, we’ve created a heavenly alternative for all our plant-based friends.

 


 

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lime crema

Dairy-Free Lime Crema


  • Total Time: 5 minutes

Description

This dairy-free lime crema elevates your sauce game to a whole new level. With just a few simple ingredients, this dressing comes together in a pinch and makes a world of difference!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 3 limes (juiced)
  • 1/2 tsp lime zest

Instructions

  1. Blend ingredients together until creamy.
  2. Serve atop tacos, nachos, salads, buddha bowls, or wherever else sour cream could be replaced. Recipe makes 4-6 servings. 
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: sauce

Coconut Lemon Curd

This lemon curd is crazy delicious! Add it to tart shells, serve with fresh fruit, have it over ice cream, or just eat it by the spoonful. 

 

Coconut Milk Whipped Cream

This coconut milk whipped cream puts canned whipped cream to shame. Beware: you might just eat the whole bowl. 

 

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Coconut Matcha Frappe


  • Total Time: 5 minutes

Description

With flavourful matcha, creamy coconut milk, a touch of vanilla and a hint of sea salt, this blended coconut matcha frappe will be your new go-to.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 cup Be Fresh lite coconut milk
  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • 1 tsp sweetener of choice
  • 2 tsp matcha powder
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • Pinch of Himalayan sea salt
  • Large handful of ice

Instructions

  1. Blend all ingredients together until smooth. Pour into glasses. Recipe serves 2-3. 
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes

 

You can also use coconut milk as a flavour enhancer in your favourite curry, soup or stew recipe, or add it to smoothies for extra creaminess. What are your favourite ways to use coconut milk? Let us know in the comments below!

 

lemon curd

 


Outside of her role as a Social Media and Content Coordinator, Carli enjoys exploring the local trails, testing various health food trends, spending time with loved ones, and fawning over any dog she lays eyes on.

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