Tamarind and coconut plaice

Coconut milk recipes

Put this storecupboard staple to use in our recipes, from creamy laksa and aubergine peanut curry to coconut panna cotta and peach ice lollies

Looking for a coconut chicken curry? Want to make coconut milk ice cream? Try our coconut milk recipe ideas below, or check out how to use more storecupboard staples here.


Coconut milk recipes

Cashew coconut chicken curry

Make your own Sri Lankan curry powder and combine with coconut milk and toasted cashews to spice up chicken thighs in this impressive curry.

Sri Lankan Cashew Nut Chicken Curry Recipe

Steak satay noodles

Make your own satay sauce with coconut milk and crunchy peanut butter, then toss it together with strips of seared sirloin steak. Don’t forget the sriracha!

Steak satay noodles

Liven up butternut squash with coconut milk, lightly toasted spices and crispy onions to make a vibrant vegetarian dal.

Butternut Squash Dahl Recipe with Coconut

Vegan jackfruit massaman curry

A tin of jackfruit (which you can pick up at almost any supermarket) is the magic ingredient in this vegan massaman curry, made creamy with coconut milk.

Vegan Jackfruit Curry Recipe

Vegan Thai green curry

Coconut milk is a key ingredient in this classic Thai-style curry. This recipe tells you how to make your own spice blend, too.

Vegan Thai Green Curry with Butternut Squash

Red coconut bisque with seafood salsa

Our seafood bisque is seriously addictive and packed with flavour. With creamy coconut milk and a kick of chilli, it’s sure to become a family favourite.

Red coconut bisque with seafood salsa

Thai coconut fish noodles

These Thai coconut fish noodles are warming and packed with flavour. This recipe is quick, easy and a comforting midweek meal.

A warming bowl of Thai style coconut fish egg noodles with cod, spinach and limes

Sri Lankan veggie curry

Sri Lankan curries are heavily spiced, chilli-hot and rich with coconut milk. This version is easy, vegan and under 500 calories.

Pan of vegetarian curry with black pepper on the side

Duck Penang curry

Coconut milk plays a vital role in this super simple Penangpe curry, packed with punchy flavour.

Duck Penang Curry Recipe

Tamarind and coconut plaice

Tamarind paste and coconut milk give an interesting twist to this quick midweek meal for two.

Tamarind and coconut plaice

Thai red curry mussels

A spicy recipe for mussels that you will turn to time and time again. Make a quick Thai red curry mix and add coconut milk and an extra bird’s eye chilli for the heat.

Thai red curry mussels


This simple dish of fish in a creamy coconut sauce is cooked all along the coast of Ecuador and on the Galápagos Islands.

Encocado | Fish with Coconut Sauce Recipe

Slow-braised lamb shanks with coconut and cardamom

This recipe for slow-braised lamb shanks with coconut milk promises delicious, fall-off-the-bone meat in a flavour-packed, lightly spiced sauce.

Slow-braised lamb shanks with coconut and cardamom

Coconut panna cotta with caramelised mango

This beautiful panna cotta is a twist on the traditional Italian version with the refreshing Asian flavours of coconut and mango.

Coconut Panna Cotta Recipe With Caramelised Mango