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20 Best Cream of Coconut Recipes To Try

These cream of coconut recipes are quick, lightly sweet, and bursting with a tropical flavor.

I know you have a can somewhere, so let’s get cooking!

Sweet Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream made with Cream of Coconut
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Cream of coconut is surprisingly versatile and widely used in sweet and savory dishes all over the world.

You can even use it to make drinks!

Plus, it’s a terrific vegan alternative to regular cream or milk. So, if you’re looking for dairy-free dishes, I’ve got you covered.

From satay and curry to cheesecake and parfait, these cream of coconut recipes will put a smile on your face.

Hungry yet? I know I am!

1. Coconut Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken

This dish features juicy chicken covered in a creamy sauce. Topped with sun-dried tomatoes and fresh basil, it’s bright, light, and tasty.

From the tender chicken and the sweet tomatoes to the fresh herbs, this dish is impossible to resist.

What makes it extraordinary, though, is the delectable sauce made of coconut cream and chicken broth. Yum!

Serve this with rice or mashed potatoes for an unforgettable meal.

2. Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

This strawberry cheesecake ice cream is too good for words! Seriously, I can’t even begin to describe how much I love this recipe.

While it doesn’t contain any cheese, the combination of coconut cream and cashew butter gives a beautiful cheesecake texture.

Filled with bits of strawberries and granola clusters, this ice cream is sure to become your new summer fave.

3. Butternut Squash and Chickpea Curry

Who says you need meat to make a sensational entree?

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This curry contains sweet butternut squash, tender chickpeas, and hearty spinach, and it’s undeniably delish.

You’ll love the combination of coconut cream and Indian spices! Together, they create the most sensational stew.

Sprinkle the plate with almond silvers for the perfect final touch.

4. Berry Lemon Cream Parfaits

Just because you’re trying to lose weight doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a scrumptious dessert.

And these parfaits are not just tasty but are also gluten-free, keto, and paleo-friendly!

With layers of whipped coconut cream, fruit compote, and granola, these parfaits are sweet, creamy, and oh-so-refreshing.

They’re also effortless to make, and since they’re no-bake, you can enjoy them all summer long.

5. Dairy-Free Creamy Mushroom Chicken

Juicy chicken cutlets bathed in an outrageously creamy, wine-infused mushroom gravy. Delish!

You can’t go wrong with chicken and gravy, but this dish is 100% dairy-free. And yes, it’s all thanks to coconut cream.

So instead of weighing you down, this lightened-up version of a classic can actually be a terrific summer dinner.

6. Chickpea and Spinach Curry

Here’s another delectable curry that’ll make your taste buds sing and dance with glee.

It boggles my mind that the simple combination of chickpeas, spinach, and sweet peas comes together to create such an addictive dish.

Whenever this is on the table, I can’t help but get a second helping! Vegetarian food has never tasted so good.

7. Thai Peanut Satay Sauce

If you’re anything like me, you’re obsessed with satay. It’s nutty, sweet, savory, and to die for.

Sound familiar? Then I highly recommend you make your own satay sauce. I promise it’s not as difficult to make as you think.

A combination of coconut cream, peanut butter, Thai red curry paste, honey, and fish sauce, this sauce is the bomb.

This sauce is best over chicken, but feel free to experiment with other proteins.

8. Pina Colada

I have nothing but love for piña coladas. This tropical refreshment is the ultimate summer cocktail.

A mix of cream of coconut, pineapple juice, white rum, and ice, it’s wonderfully sweet and creamy.

This version isn’t overly sweet. Instead, its perfect ingredient ratio allows the fruity flavors to shine.

9. Keto Magic Cookies

These cookies feature white chocolate chips, coconut flakes, walnuts, and coconut cream. Oh, and they’re keto, to boot.

I mean. How awesome is that?

They’re crunchy, chewy, and tender, all at the same time. Heavenly is an understatement!

How can something so tasty be diet-friendly?

This recipe only takes 5 minutes of prep, and the oven takes care of the rest. They’re a must-make.

10. Best Ever Tom Kha Gai Soup (Thai Coconut Chicken Soup)

If you’ve never had Thai coconut chicken soup before, today’s your lucky day. I’m telling you, this soup’s a game-changer!

Tom Kha Gai has a rich curry and coconut cream broth swimming with chicken, mushrooms, and cilantro. 

You’ll love the combination of creamy goodness with warm curry spices. They give the soup the perfect amount of creaminess and heat.

11. Avocado & Watermelon Ice Pops

On the hunt for a healthy dessert to beat the summer heat? Look no further!

These avocado and watermelon ice pops are the clear winner.

The two layers feature frozen watermelon puree and creamy avocado ice cream. Sensational doesn’t do them justice!

The color contrast between the two layers is such an eye-catcher, too.

12. Red Chicken Curry

If you like curry with just the right level of spice, this recipe is for you.

Made with chicken and veggies in a stew of coconut milk and red curry, this soup has a wonderful balance of flavors.

Fun fact: while we commonly associate red with spicy food, red curry is actually not that hot.

Instead, when it comes to Thai curry, green is the spiciest, yellow is mild, and red is the in-between. 

13. Creamy Coconut Milk Meatballs

Meatballs are commonly served in marinara, but I highly suggest you try this creamy sauce for a nice change.

The meatballs here are as tender, juicy, and tasty as can be. But it’s the sauce that makes the dish extraordinary.

It combines coconut cream, red curry paste, tomato paste, garam masala, and fish sauce.

As a result, this dish is a spectacular mash-up of American and Asian cuisines.

14. Instant Pot Mango Sticky Rice

Speaking of Asian food, here’s a delectable Thai dessert you’ll crave again and again.

Mango sticky rice is a glorious combination of sweetened black rice topped with a coconut cream sauce.

It’s served with slices of ripe mangoes on the side and is sweet, sticky, and refreshing.

Honestly, it’s hard to fully describe how heavenly this is.

So, do yourself a favor and try it for yourself! You won’t regret it.

15. Dairy-Free Tzatziki

I know you’ll be grilling all summer long. So, why not add a cold and creamy dip to your menu?

Tzatziki is a Mediterranean dip or sauce made with yogurt, cucumber, and dill. And it pairs well with pretty much everything, be it chicken, steak, or fish.

This recipe is dairy-free, which is perfect for vegans too! Instead of yogurt, you’ll use coconut cream.

That way, everyone can get in on the fun. A dollop of this on a black bean burger is just *Chef’s kiss*.

16. Creamy Turmeric Cauliflower Soup (Vegan + GF)

Here’s another vegan dish even meat lovers will enjoy.

It’s a creamy, silky cauliflower soup made extra special with coconut cream and turmeric.

When combined, the cream and golden-yellow spice create a curry-like flavor that’s absolutely phenomenal.

Also, it looks as good as it tastes.

17. Low Carb Keto Strawberry Mousse

This strawberry mousse has a lovely balance of sweet, creamy, and just a little bit of tart.

The coconut cream doesn’t only make the mousse dairy-free but also adds a tropical twist to the classic dessert.

Smooth, silky, and velvety, its consistency is just as remarkable as the flavor.

The best part? This mousse is low-carb and keto-friendly.

18. Coconut Dairy-Free Rice Pudding

Craving dessert for breakfast? Say no more! This rice pudding is ridiculously tender and creamy.

Spiced with cinnamon and cardamom, this pudding has just the right level of sweetness with a tinge of spice.

And because it’s made of rice, it’s very hearty. So, it’ll easily keep you full and energized until your next meal.

19. Coconut Whipped Cream

Tons of desserts call for a dollop of whipped cream for garnish.

While regular whipped cream is excellent, I urge you to try coconut cream instead.

Besides the dairy-free factor, you’ll also love coconut cream’s added nutty flavor. 

Use it on pancakes, waffles, shakes, or cheesecakes. You really can’t go wrong.

20. Keto Egg Muffins

These egg muffins are like bite-sized frittatas, and they’re almost too adorable to eat! 

Made with eggs, milk, cheese, meats, and veggies, these muffins are packed with protein and nutrition.

That said, they’re a fantastic way to start your day.

20 Best Ways To Use Cream of Coconut

These cream of coconut recipes are quick, lightly sweet, and bursting with a tropical flavor. I know you have a can somewhere, so let’s get cooking!


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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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