Coconut Milk: 10 Irresistible Ways To Use It

There are many ways to use coconut milk in your everyday life. It can be a healthy alternative to many things in your pantry. Coconut milk is derived from pressing the grated flesh of a fresh coconut and its texture is creamy and smooth. It comes in cans, with a variety of fat percentages that can vary for your needs. It can be used in curries, stews, soups, meat dishes, smoothies, as a dairy replacement, for yogurt or ice cream recipes, or even in cocktails. Add it to your favorite latte or use in beauty supplies, such as a lotion or hair conditioner.

Key Takeaways:

  • Coconut milk is popular in a lot of Southeast Asian recipes and is simply the liquid content of a coconut after pressing.
  • Curries and stews are a popular use of coconut milk; it adds a rich creamy flavor that can balance spices beautifully.
  • Not only can coconut milk replace the dairy in many recipes, it goes great in fruit smoothies as well.

“My pantry doesn’t feel quite right if I don’t have a stack of coconut milk cans handy.”

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