3 Must-Try Coconut Milk Recipes

Coconut milk is a versatile plant milk that can easily replace dairy in many recipes. Want to learn what you can make with coconut milk? Discover three delicious options.
3 Must-Try Coconut Milk Recipes

Last update: 04 May, 2022

Coconut milk is a type of plant milk derived from coconut flesh. Due to its delicious flavor and nutritional value, coconut milk has become quite popular over the last few years. Want to learn what you can make with coconut milk? Discover three coconut milk recipes below.

3 delicious coconut milk recipes

From a nutritional perspective, coconut milk is very good for your health. Not only does it contain healthy fats, but it’s also a source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and proteins. Unlike cow’s milk, however, it doesn’t contain lactose and is easy to digest.

The texture and flavor of coconut milk allow it to be used in dozens of recipes that would otherwise call for cow’s milk or dairy products. Try these 3 recipes with coconut milk. Don’t forget to take notes!

1. Coconut milk and banana smoothie

Are you looking for a beverage that can recharge your energy? Instead of buying commercial energy drinks, make this scrumptious coconut milk and banana smoothie. Its natural sugars are ideal for improving physical and mental efficiency.


  • 1 cup of coconut milk (200 ml)
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 large dates
  • 1/4 cup raw almonds (40 g)
  • Ice (as desired)
Banana and coconut milk smoothie
Drinking a banana and coconut milk smoothie is the perfect way to boost energy levels before a workout.


  • First, pour the coconut milk into the blender. Add the dates.
  • Next, break the bananas into pieces and drop them into the milk.
  • Finally, add the raw almonds and blend.
  • Once you have acquired a smooth consistency, add the ice you want and enjoy!

2. Coconut Creme Caramel

One of the most popular coconut milk recipes is this exquisite creme caramel. Unlike the traditional recipe, this one is apt for those with a dairy intolerance. It’s also lower in calories, so you can eat it occasionally guilt-free.


  • 1 cup sugar or sweetener (200 g)
  • 1/2 cup water (100 ml)
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut (50 g)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup coconut milk (200 ml)


  • First, heat a pan over a medium heat. Pour in the water and sugar or sweetener.
  • Cook until the sugar caramelizes and turns a dark brown.
  • Remove from the heat and pour into the bottom of your molds.
  • Next, beat the eggs and slowly add the coconut milk until well-combined.
  • Preheat your oven to 350ºF and add the egg and milk mixture to the caramelized molds.
  • Cook over a double boiler for 20-25 minutes.
  • Finally, allow to completely cool in the refrigerator before removing them from the molds.
  • Garnish with shredded coconut and serve.

Note: This recipe is not suitable for diabetics.

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3. Dulce de leche and coconut ice cream

This recipe is higher in calories than the previous two. And, because it contains dulce de leche, (a type of caramelized condensed milk) it’s not recommended for people with lactose intolerance or diabetes. This dish is to be enjoyed in moderation and small portion sizes.


  • 2 cups coconut milk (500 ml)
  • 1 tablespoon butter (15 g)
  • Dulce de leche (100 g)
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons cornstarch (60 g)
  • 1/2 cup sugar (100 g)
  • Nutmeg (to taste)
  • Shredded coconut (to taste)
  • Salt (to taste)
Coconut milk ice cream.
Have you tried coconut milk ice cream? It’s delicious! Just be sure to watch your portions.


  • First, pour half of the coconut milk into a pot with the butter and nutmeg. Bring to a boil.
  • On the side, in a bowl, add the rest of the coconut milk and mix in the cornstarch, the sugar, the eggs, the dulce de leche, a pinch of salt, and shredded coconut.
  • When the milk and butter mixture comes to a boil, add the above mix. Lower the heat and combine.
  • Once your mixture is thick and creamy, remove from heat, pour into a separate container, and place it in the freezer.
  • When the ice cream is ready, sprinkle with shredded coconut.

As you can see, these coconut milk recipes are easy to prepare and are perfect if you want to lower your dairy consumption. Like with any dessert, be sure to enjoy in moderation.

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