How to Make Use of Coconut Milk


If you are not accustomed to using coconut milk in your cooking or around the house, you may wonder what people do with it. Here are some suggestions for using coconut milk in a variety of ways, from main dishes to desserts and bubble baths. Next time you go to the store, you may want to buy a few cans and try it for yourself.

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  • Coconut milk is used in the cuisines of southeast Asian countries, particularly Thai food. You can make a very simple (and vegan) curry by simmering vegetables (such as onions, peppers, carrots, potatoes, and garlic) in coconut milk with curry powder, and serving it over rice or dal. Look at recipes online for even more uses.

  • Coconut milk is delicious in desserts too. If you make a cake from a boxed mix, you can substitute the oil and water that the recipe calls for with the same amount of coconut milk. It makes for a very moist cake. Try it next time you want to make pineapple upside down cake.

  • Many natural moisturizers and oils are found in coconut milk and it make a great skin softener. You can add a can of light coconut milk to a bubble bath for some silky fun and fragrance. To do this, pour the coconut milk in a large bowl and add hot water by cupfuls. Stir in between each addition so you dissolve the milk before adding it to a bath.

  • Around the kitchen you can use coconut in many places you might use regular milk. For example, you can use it in coffee, hot chocolate, eggnog, or tea. Some people even like it on their cereal!

  • If you are worried about calories, you can use light coconut milk. There are many more ways you can use it, share your other uses for coconut milk below.

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