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Coconut milk recipes: Our 6 Favourite Dishes

Versatile and power-packed with nutrients, coconut has been used in sweet and savoury dishes for centuries. We’ve gathered our 6 favourite coconut milk recipes to bring it bang up to date.

A little industry secret for you.

You don’t have to like the distinctive taste of coconut, to take advantage of creative coconut milk recipes. Once it’s used in place of other dairy and plant-based milk it often just adds creaminess and a pleasing amount of nutrients.

Check out the health benefits of coconut milk to see for yourself the great reasons to switch. Especially if you’re looking for the best ingredients for lactose-free, vegan or keto meals.

So you could be wondering ‘How can I use coconut milk in my cooking?”. Or, maybe you want a creative way to blend it into refreshing summer drinks?

The team at the Coconut Merchant loves to experiment with the versatile and nutrient-rich products we sell. Naturally, we’re also happy to share the best coconut milk recipes with you.

These will get your tastebuds tingling and help you to impress guests who need to avoid dairy.

Coconut Jalapeno Margarita

Coconut Margarita

Arriba, Arriba! Ándale, Ándale! Get your exciting summer drinks ideas sorted.

This modern twist on the ever-popular margarita (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) fits especially well with Mexican-themed food.

If you like your drinks (and your socialising) hot and spicy, then crank up the Serrano pepper. Or, throw caution to the wind and boost that tequila!

The best option to add smoothness to this moorish cocktail is our organic coconut milk in cartons or cans. Our drinkable coconut milk is delicious, but not full-bodied enough for this purpose.

Get the recipe here.

Moringa Latte

Moringa Latte

Not only is this one of the best coconut milk recipes, but it’s also a great beverage idea for keto and vegan diets.

What is Moringa? Moringa oleifera is the highly nutritious leaves of an Asian drumstick tree. Or, in our case, a 100% organic cooking and baking ingredient sourced from Sri Lanka. It’s packed with goodness and adds a funky natural green colour to desserts, drinks and other recipes.

Blend it with coconut milk and mix in Coconut Merchant MCT Oil for extra energy release, to get your mornings off to a healthy, happy start!

Get the recipe here.

Raspberry and Coconut Smoothie Bowl

Raspberry and Coconut Smoothie Bowl

Hands up anyone who started experimenting with different smoothie ideas during lockdown? You are far from alone, as the Global market for smoothies is predicted to be worth $34.2 Billion by 2027. Holy fruit bowls!

Why buy, when you can try delicious coconut recipes like this one? It’s the perfect start to a weekend morning; easy-peasy, quick and nutritious. (Just remember to pop raspberries and banana in your freezer the night before).

Get the recipe here.

Miso coconut ice cream

Coconut Ice Cream

The ideal way to make ice cream that’s creamy, delicious and nutritious!

Homemade ice cream made with coconut milk is always a winner, but when you add in the unique tang of miso paste, and some ginger and lime, it’s like a tropical beach party on your tongue.

Great inspiration for summer entertaining or a family treat with well-hidden health benefits.

Get the recipe here.

Gooey Cashew and Vanilla Blondies

Cashew Bars

Talking of treats, we need to issue a serious warning about this dessert made with coconut milk. It won’t last long!

Blondies are a caramel-based variation of massively popular brownies. This blondie recipe is brimming with different flavours and textures, with a pleasing amount of nutrition to balance out guilt.

Okay, so strictly speaking this is a new baking idea using coconut sugar, coconut oil, and desiccated coconut. However, just think how amazing it tastes with a cold, frosted glass of coconut milk.

Get the recipe here.

Vegan Sweet Potato Massaman Curry

Massaman Curry

This is a brilliant example of coconut milk recipes brimming with flavour AND healthy ingredients.

Curries are always a great go-to. This Vegan Sweet Potato Massaman Curry is easy enough to be a family staple, but a great way to impress vegan dinner guests too (or anyone trying to eat healthily).

Think about it. Peanuts, sweet potato and coconut all in the same dish. That really is a recipe for success!

Get the recipe here.

Find coconut milk recipes and share new ideas for using coconut

Do you want more great coconut milk recipes? Jump to the Coconut Merchants recipe page.

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Don’t forget to share your own concoctions with us, via email or by tagging us on social media.

Go on, go nuts in your kitchen, with coconuts!

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