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Delicious, healthy coconut milk recipes that are perfect for using up a can of coconut milk! You’ll find flavorful dinner recipes and plenty of incredible desserts that are naturally dairy free thanks to coconut milk.

I can’t tell you how excited I’ve been to put this roundup together. You guys already know how real my love is for all things curry, and I recently realized how frequently I go through cans of coconut for both sweet and savory recipes. Coconut milk is the true MVP of my pantry, and with these 23 delicious recipes I promise it will be yours, too.

What is coconut milk used for?

The best part about cooking and baking with coconut milk is that you can use it almost all of the ways you’d use a regular dairy milk or your favorite nut milk. It’s dairy free, slightly thicker, and more flavorful than regular nut milks, which means it’s perfect for adding a natural sweetness to simple recipes like my almond flour pancakes and the caramel in this incredible peach crisp.

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What is the best coconut milk for cooking and baking?

I usually use a lite can of coconut milk when I’m cooking things like curries, soups, and savory sauces, as well as when I use a dairy free milk in my baked goods. You can absolutely use a full fat coconut milk to add an even creamier texture to your dish – it’s all up to you! Full fat coconut milk is delicious when added to coffee, and even whips into creams.

My go-to paleo frosting uses a can of coconut cream, which is even thicker than full fat coconut milk. It’s perfect for cakes, cupcakes, and whipping into a delicious mousse.

This week I challenge you to pick up a can (or 10) of coconut milk and try out these sweet & savory recipes. From cozy soups to a 24K gold latte that will make your morning, these recipes will be ones to make again and again. Enjoy, xoxo!

Delicious, healthy coconut milk recipes that are perfect for using up a can of coconut milk! You'll find flavorful dinner recipes and plenty of incredible desserts that are naturally dairy free thanks to coconut milk.

1. Healing Lemongrass Chickpea Thai Green Curry with Toasted Coconut Brown Rice

Delicious, healthy coconut milk recipes that are perfect for using up a can of coconut milk! You'll find flavorful dinner recipes and plenty of incredible desserts that are naturally dairy free thanks to coconut milk.

2. Golden Coconut Chicken Lentil Soup

Delicious, healthy coconut milk recipes that are perfect for using up a can of coconut milk! You'll find flavorful dinner recipes and plenty of incredible desserts that are naturally dairy free thanks to coconut milk.

3. Sheet Pan Zucchini Chicken Meatballs with Coconut Curry Sauce

Delicious, healthy coconut milk recipes that are perfect for using up a can of coconut milk! You'll find flavorful dinner recipes and plenty of incredible desserts that are naturally dairy free thanks to coconut milk.

4. One Pan Caribbean Jerk Chicken with Pineapple-Coconut Rice

Delicious, healthy coconut milk recipes that are perfect for using up a can of coconut milk! You'll find flavorful dinner recipes and plenty of incredible desserts that are naturally dairy free thanks to coconut milk.

5. Paleo Coconut Chicken Sweet Potato Noodle Soup

Delicious, healthy coconut milk recipes that are perfect for using up a can of coconut milk! You'll find flavorful dinner recipes and plenty of incredible desserts that are naturally dairy free thanks to coconut milk.

6. One Pan Thai Coconut Yellow Curry Chicken & Rice

Delicious, healthy coconut milk recipes that are perfect for using up a can of coconut milk! You'll find flavorful dinner recipes and plenty of incredible desserts that are naturally dairy free thanks to coconut milk.

7. Thai Peanut Coconut Cauliflower Chickpea Curry

Delicious, healthy coconut milk recipes that are perfect for using up a can of coconut milk! You'll find flavorful dinner recipes and plenty of incredible desserts that are naturally dairy free thanks to coconut milk.

8. Vegan Macadamia Coconut Tofu Bowls

Delicious, healthy coconut milk recipes that are perfect for using up a can of coconut milk! You'll find flavorful dinner recipes and plenty of incredible desserts that are naturally dairy free thanks to coconut milk.

9. One Pan Tandoori Chicken with Spiced Coconut Rice

Delicious, healthy coconut milk recipes that are perfect for using up a can of coconut milk! You'll find flavorful dinner recipes and plenty of incredible desserts that are naturally dairy free thanks to coconut milk.

10. Vegetarian Tofu Cashew Coconut Curry

Delicious, healthy coconut milk recipes that are perfect for using up a can of coconut milk! You'll find flavorful dinner recipes and plenty of incredible desserts that are naturally dairy free thanks to coconut milk.

11. Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Chicken with Sticky Coconut Purple Rice

Delicious, healthy coconut milk recipes that are perfect for using up a can of coconut milk! You'll find flavorful dinner recipes and plenty of incredible desserts that are naturally dairy free thanks to coconut milk.

12. Gluten Free Peach Crisp with Salted Coconut Milk Caramel

Delicious, healthy coconut milk recipes that are perfect for using up a can of coconut milk! You'll find flavorful dinner recipes and plenty of incredible desserts that are naturally dairy free thanks to coconut milk.

13. Sweet Potato Zoodle Bowls with Golden Turmeric Coconut Milk Sauce

Delicious, healthy coconut milk recipes that are perfect for using up a can of coconut milk! You'll find flavorful dinner recipes and plenty of incredible desserts that are naturally dairy free thanks to coconut milk.

14. One Pan Ginger Chicken Meatballs with Peanut Sauce

Delicious, healthy coconut milk recipes that are perfect for using up a can of coconut milk! You'll find flavorful dinner recipes and plenty of incredible desserts that are naturally dairy free thanks to coconut milk.

15. Vegan & Gluten Free Curry Chickpea Pot Pie with Sweet Potato ‘Crust’

Delicious, healthy coconut milk recipes that are perfect for using up a can of coconut milk! You'll find flavorful dinner recipes and plenty of incredible desserts that are naturally dairy free thanks to coconut milk.

16. 5-Ingredient Almond Flour Pancakes

Delicious, healthy coconut milk recipes that are perfect for using up a can of coconut milk! You'll find flavorful dinner recipes and plenty of incredible desserts that are naturally dairy free thanks to coconut milk.

17. Vanilla Coconut Milk Caramel Apple Crisp for Two

Delicious, healthy coconut milk recipes that are perfect for using up a can of coconut milk! You'll find flavorful dinner recipes and plenty of incredible desserts that are naturally dairy free thanks to coconut milk.

18. Healing Thai Butternut Squash Lentil Soup (with a slow cooker option!)

Delicious, healthy coconut milk recipes that are perfect for using up a can of coconut milk! You'll find flavorful dinner recipes and plenty of incredible desserts that are naturally dairy free thanks to coconut milk.

19. Vegan Slow Cooker Tofu Tikka Masala

Delicious, healthy coconut milk recipes that are perfect for using up a can of coconut milk! You'll find flavorful dinner recipes and plenty of incredible desserts that are naturally dairy free thanks to coconut milk.

20. Vegan Mexican Hot Chocolate

Delicious, healthy coconut milk recipes that are perfect for using up a can of coconut milk! You'll find flavorful dinner recipes and plenty of incredible desserts that are naturally dairy free thanks to coconut milk.

21. Golden Turmeric Chickpea Chicken Soup

Delicious, healthy coconut milk recipes that are perfect for using up a can of coconut milk! You'll find flavorful dinner recipes and plenty of incredible desserts that are naturally dairy free thanks to coconut milk.

22. Vegan Curried Sweet Potato Corn Chowder

Delicious, healthy coconut milk recipes that are perfect for using up a can of coconut milk! You'll find flavorful dinner recipes and plenty of incredible desserts that are naturally dairy free thanks to coconut milk.

23. 24K Gold Vanilla Turmeric Latte

If you make any of these coconut milk recipes, be sure to leave a comment and let me know how you liked it! I’d love to see your creations, too, so share a photo on Instagram with #AmbitiousKitchen or in our Facebook Group. xo

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Delicious, healthy coconut milk recipes that are perfect for using up a can of coconut milk! You'll find flavorful dinner recipes and plenty of incredible desserts that are naturally dairy free thanks to coconut milk.