11 Easy Ways To Use A Can of Coconut Milk

Whether you’re vegan, lactose-intolerant, or just looking for a healthy alternative to dairy milk, coconut milk is one of the most useful ingredients you can have in your pantry. It’s versatile, subtly sweet, and deliciously creamy. From savory dishes like soups and curries to sweet desserts, here are awesome recipes you can make with a can (or two) of coconut milk.

1. Jamaican Curry Chicken

A white bowl holds Jamaican Curry Chicken with large chunks of chicken, potatoes and carrots.
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You can’t talk about coconut milk without mentioning curry. The coconut milk adds a creamy taste and texture to this flavorful Jamaican Curry Chicken while still allowing the delicious spices to shine through.

2. Butternut Squash Soup

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This delicious butternut squash soup has a twist that totally puts it over the top in the flavor department.

3. Dairy-Free Swedish Meatballs

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These Dairy-Free Swedish Meatballs are better than the famous Ikea meatballs. They are delicious served over rice or even pasta.

4. Coconut Curry Chicken

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Coconut Curry Chicken is always a welcomed dish in our home, and when you can make it quickly and easily, it makes it even better.

5. Coconut Banana N’ice Cream

A small bowl filled with scoop of coconut banana N'ice cream. A spoon rests in the bowl.
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This coconut banana n’ice cream is a cold and creamy treat with a hint of tropical flavors. It’s a fantastic dairy-free dessert that quick and easy to make.

6. Curried Sweet Potato Soup

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This all-natural Curried Sweet Potato Soup is sure to warm your tummy and nourish your soul.

7. Garam Masala Red Lentil Stew

A white crock is filled with red lentil stew. Cut socca flatbread pieces lay to the right of the bowl.
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This garam masala red lentil stew recipe is a hearty, tummy-warming bowl of deliciousness.

8. Thai Shrimp And Chickpea Soup

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This Thai chickpea soup is light and filling, all at the same time. Delicious too. It’s a brothy soup that will pair well with flatbread and a salad.

9. Coconut Curry Shrimp

A blue, decorative bowl filled with coconut curry shrimp. Black chopsticks lay over the top of the bowl.
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This coconut curry shrimp recipe is the reason shrimp exist. Comforting, delicious, and just a joy to eat.

10. Cranberry Chicken

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This coconut almond cranberry chicken recipe is quick to make on a busy weeknight. It’s delicious and will go well with some brown rice or just a side salad.

11. Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

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Slow Cooker Butter Chicken has been around for many delicious years. It’s a traditional Indian curry chicken dish that’s loaded with spices.

Sick Of The Same Ol’ Chicken For Dinner? Here Are 101 New Ways To Make It!

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Having chicken for dinner… again? Here are 101 new ways to level up your dinner game tonight.

Healthy Ground Turkey Dinner Ideas That Actually Taste Good

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Lean ground turkey is a great replacement for ground beef if you are working on your health. Here, we give you 17 Meals with ground turkey that are surprisingly good for you.

While You’re Cooking, Prep Breakfast For Tomorrow Too. It Only Takes 5 Minutes!

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Prepping overnight oats the night before is a fantastic way to ensure that your morning runs smoothly. These delicious oatmeal recipes are prepped in just 5 minutes. In fact, you can even make homemade oatmeal packets with these recipes, so all you have to do is grab a packet and get it in the fridge.

This originally appeared on The Gracious Pantry.

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