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40 Best Vegan Recipes Using Coconut Milk

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These vegan coconut milk recipes are easy to follow, versatile and so incredibly tasty. Coconut milk provides creaminess and a slightly sweet taste, and is a useful and versatile ingredient, especially in plant based cooking! It can elevate a variety of dishes, from breakfast to dinner to desserts and even drinks.

These easy recipes with coconut milk are sure to be helpful to you! If all you have on hand is a can of coconut milk and a handful of other ingredients, you can easily find a delicious and satisfying recipe that works for you.

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Choose from the abundance of incredible vegan recipes using coconut milk! Try coconut curry soup or easy vegan curry to recreate take out favourites at home.

Coconut curry is a favourite dish for many and the options are endless. Try tofu curry, chickpea curry, or dal if you love easy curry recipes. Coconut milk is great for elevating soups and providing creaminess. Tomato gnocchi soup, vegan mushroom soup, and Thai red curry soup are delicious vegan dinner options.

Desserts made with coconut milk are creamy, sweet and so indulgent. Vegan basque cheesecake is soft and custardy, vegan ice cream is incredibly smooth, and peanut mochi is nutty and addicting.

Why you’ll love these coconut milk recipes

  • Coconut milk is so versatile and elevates any meal, dessert, or drink!
  • They’re easy to follow, simple to make and most are ready in less than 30 minutes.
  • They focus on fresh and healthy ingredients. You’ll find tons of soup and curry recipes made with fresh vegetables.
  • They’re satisfying and indulgent. Coconut milk provides that creamy texture that we all love, while still feeling light and healthy.

Coconut Milk Dessert Recipes

These vegan dessert recipes using coconut milk are creamy and indulgent, exactly what desserts should be. Coconut milk provides creaminess while feeling light and wholesome. Try creamy ice cream or a coconut shake. If you love chocolate, you’ll love chocolate hazelnut tarts or chocolate fudge. Whether you prefer frozen treats or bite sized sweets, these coconut milk desserts are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth!

Vegan Basque Cheesecake
This incredible Vegan Basque Cheesecake is made with silken tofu and full fat coconut milk for a smooth and custardy texture. This vegan cheesecake is super easy to make and ready in an hour.
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Whole vegan basque cheesecake on parchment paper
Coconut Peanut Mochi
This Chinese coconut peanut mochi (lo mai chi) is made with only 5 ingredients! A soft sticky outer layer filled with a sweet crumbly peanut filling and coated in coconut.
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Coconut Peanut Mochi
Chocolate Hazlenut Tartlets
A silky coconut milk ganache inside crumbly hazelnut tartlet shells. These rich chocolatey treats are the perfect vegan dessert!
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Vegan chocolate hazelnut tartlet on a plate with a fork.
Vegan Vanilla Ice Cream
This Vegan Vanilla Ice Cream is made with a homemade non dairy custard base, coconut milk, and vegan condensed milk. This frozen treat is incredibly creamy and completely vegan!
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Vegan Vanilla Ice Cream
The Best Coconut Shake Recipe
This creamy Coconut Shake is made with only 5 ingredients and is super creamy and refreshing. It's also versatile and customizable!
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The Best Coconut Shake Recipe
Best Chocolate Fudge Recipe
This creamy Chocolate Fudge is made with coconut milk and tahini, and sweetened with dates. These sweet treats are incredibly fudgy, gooey, and totally guilty free.
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Best Chocolate Fudge Recipe
Vegan Tres Leches Cake
Vegan Tres Leches Cake is light, fluffy, and super easy. This easy cake is soaked in three vegan milks for that classic Tres Leches taste and texture.
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Vegan Tres Leches Cake
Vegan Fluffernutter Ice Cream
This Vegan Fluffernutter Ice Cream is the perfect treat for summer time! Incredibly creamy ice cream with vegan marshmallows and peanut butter swirls.
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Vegan Fluffernutter Ice Cream
Vegan Chocolate Truffles
These Vegan Chocolate Truffles are so rich, smooth, and are the perfect sweet treat. Coconut milk ganache truffles rolled in cocoa powder!
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Vegan Chocolate Truffles

Breakfast Recipes With Coconut Milk

Start your day with a nourishing breakfast made with coconut milk! These coconut milk breakfast recipes are easy to make and can really save you time in the morning. From fluffy vegan biscuits to overnight oats to tropical mango smoothie bowls, these recipes are some of the best vegan breakfast ideas that’ll keep you going until lunch.

Overnight Oats with Coconut Milk
Overnight Oats are an easy breakfast that'll save you time in the morning! Made with creamy coconut milk, oats, chia seeds, and natural sweeteners, this quick breakfast is creamy and healthy.
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Overnight Oats with Coconut Milk
Peaches and Cream Chia Pudding
This Peaches and Cream Chia Pudding is made with coconut milk for an incredibly creamy texture. This chia pudding is an easy and refreshing breakfast, ready in just 5 minutes.
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Peaches and Cream Chia Pudding
Mango Smoothie Bowl
Start your day with this refreshing Mango Smoothie Bowl, full of tropical flavours and fresh ingredients. This smoothie bowl is so creamy, sweet, and filling.
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Mango Smoothie Bowl
Coconut Milk Oatmeal
This quick and simple Creamy Coconut Milk Oatmeal is naturally vegan and made with oats, coconut milk, and shredded coconut. This satisfying breakfast is ready in 10 minutes.
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Coconut Milk Oatmeal
Easy Vegan Biscuits
Fluffy Vegan Biscuits ready in 30 minutes! This easy vegan biscuit recipe is perfect for breakfast and is made with coconut milk and coconut oil.
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Easy Vegan Biscuits

Noodles and Pasta Recipes

These comforting noodle dishes are made with coconut milk that provides a layer of creaminess and subtle sweetness. Vibrant flavours and fresh ingredients are the key to these recipes. Try spicy coconut noodles or udon curry bowls, each full of flavour. If you’re looking for pure comfort food, try vegan alfredo made with coconut milk!

Quick Spicy Coconut Noodles
These Quick Spicy Coconut Noodles are ready in less than 20 minutes and they're the perfect easy vegan weeknight dinner! These noodles are creamy, spicy and so delicious.
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Quick Spicy Coconut Noodles
Cajun Coconut Milk Pasta Sauce
This simple pasta is a super easy yet delicious vegan dinner idea! Tender pasta tossed in a cajun pasta sauce made with coconut milk.
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Cajun Coconut Milk Pasta Sauce
Easy Vegan Alfredo Made with Coconut Milk
This easy Vegan Alfredo Sauce is made with coconut milk and is super comforting and flavourful. This creamy alfredo needs only 5 ingredients and is ready in a snap!
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Easy Vegan Alfredo Made with Coconut Milk
One Pot Udon and Zucchini Noodle Curry Bowls
Tender udon noodles and zucchini tossed in a creamy curry sauce made with coconut milk. This easy noodle dish is quick, satisfying, and perfect for a weeknight dinner.
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One Pot Udon and Zucchini Noodle Curry Bowls
Coconut Milk Pasta Sauce
This simple tomato and coconut milk pasta sauce is creamy and delicious. It goes with any type of pasta you like, and is ready in just 30 minutes!
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Coconut Milk Pasta Sauce

Vegan Soup Recipes

These comforting soups made with coconut milk are perfect for warming up on a chilly day. Soup can be nourishing, flavourful and incredibly indulgent. Coconut milk not only provides creaminess, but it ties flavour together and can balance spice. Make coconut curry soup, a classic take out favourite. Indulge in comfort food with tomato gnocchi soup or white lasagna soup.

Coconut Curry Noodle Soup with Tofu
This Thai-inspired Coconut Curry Noodle Soup is creamy and full of flavour. Rice noodles, tofu, and vegetables served in a creamy red curry paste and coconut milk broth.
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Coconut Curry Noodle Soup with Tofu
Easy Butternut Squash Soup With Coconut Milk
This easy 4 ingredients Butternut Squash Soup is made with coconut milk for a creamy and satisfying texture. This comforting soup is so easy to make and is best served with fresh herbs and warm bread.
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Easy Butternut Squash Soup With Coconut Milk
Coconut Curry Soup
Thai takeout made at home! This Coconut Curry Soup is loaded with fresh vegetables in a creamy coconut curry broth. Made with just 6 ingredients, this soup is simple yet incredibly satisfying.
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Coconut Curry Soup
Vegan White Lasagna Soup
This hearty White Lasagna Soup is creamy, comforting, and easy to make. All your favourite vegan lasagna ingredients in a creamy coconut milk broth.
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Vegan White Lasagna Soup
Creamy Tomato Gnocchi Soup
Everyone loves gnocchi! This Creamy Tomato Gnocchi Soup combines soft gnocchi with roasted tomatoes and a creamy coconut milk broth. This soup is pure comfort food!
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Creamy Tomato Gnocchi Soup
Curry Carrot Lentil Soup
This comforting Curry Carrot Lentil Soup is satisfying and delicious! Lentils and carrots paired with a warm coconut curry broth. This simple soup is perfect for an easy dinner!
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Curry Carrot Lentil Soup
Vegan Thai Red Curry
Thai Red Curry soup is always a favourite! Made with fresh vegetables, red curry paste, coconut milk, and vermicelli noodles. The spice level is customizable so everyone can enjoy a bowl!
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Vegan Thai Red Curry
Vegan Cream of Mushroom Soup
This creamy Vegan Cream Of Mushroom Soup is so easy to make. It's ready in 30 minutes and is loaded with cremini mushrooms. Coconut milk provides creaminess and a hint of sweetness.
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Vegan Cream of Mushroom Soup
Vegan Tom Kha Soup Recipe
Tom Kha Soup is so fresh and full of fragrant ingredients. This Thai inspired soup is incredibly flavourful and comforting. Made with coconut milk, mushrooms, and red chillis.
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Vegan Tom Kha Soup Recipe
Creamy Carrot and Parsnip Soup
This Creamy Carrot and Parsnip Soup is made with roasted root vegetables, cannellini beans, and spicy harissa paste pureed into a creamy soup with the help of coconut milk.
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Creamy Carrot and Parsnip Soup

Coconut Milk Curry Recipes

Coconut milk is commonly used in curries as it adds creaminess and a slight sweetness, which can reduce the sharpness of spice. These vegan curry recipes are full of bold flavour and warm spices and are easy to make. Curry is an incredibly comforting dish, especially with rice and naan. Try chickpea curry, Thai inspired green curry, or tofu katsu curry!

Creamy Tofu Satay Curry
This Tofu Satay Curry is better than takeout, and is ready in just 20 minutes. This Indonesian inspired dish is made with tofu puffs in a curry sauce made with peanut butter and warm spices.
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Creamy Tofu Satay Curry
Red Lentil Dahl with Coconut Milk
This Red Lentil Dahl is made with red lentils, coconut milk, and warm spices. This easy vegan dinner is a staple dish and is sure to be a favourite!
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Red Lentil Dahl with Coconut Milk
Vegan Katsu Curry with Tofu
Crispy breaded tofu cutlets in a sweet and spicy creamy katsu sauce. This tofu katsu curry is incredibly satisfying and ready in less than 30 minutes!
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Vegan Katsu Curry with Tofu
Tofu, Coconut and Mango Chutney Curry
This easy Mango Chutney Curry is full of flavour and texture. Tofu cooked in a creamy coconut milk and mango chutney sauce. This is an incredible vegan take out at home recipe!
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Tofu, Coconut and Mango Chutney Curry
Easy Vegan Chickpea Curry
This Vegan Coconut Chickpea Curry is a quick and easy one-pot meal. This vegan curry is hearty, flavourful, and ready in just 30 minutes for a delicious meatless meal.
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Easy Vegan Chickpea Curry
Vegan Lentil Curry
Vegan Lentil Curry is an easy one pot meal, packed with flavour. Made with simple ingredients like lentils, coconut milk, and tomato paste, this curry makes a quick and hearty dinner.
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Vegan Lentil Curry
Green Curry Tofu With Vegetables
This simple vegan Green Curry Tofu is the perfect Thai inspired meal for any day of the week. Fresh vegetables and tofu in a rich coconut milk and green curry paste sauce.
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Green Curry Tofu With Vegetables
Creamy Chana Masala with Coconut Milk
Creamy Chana Masala made with coconut milk, warm spices, and chickpeas. Serve this easy vegan curry with basmati rice and naan.
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Creamy Chana Masala with Coconut Milk

Coconut Milk Drink Recipes

These creamy coconut milk drinks are easy to make and perfect for any day! Coconut milk is great in cold or hot drinks, adding creaminess and a distinct sweet flavour. Coconut milk can be used in coffee and hot chocolate, or be mixed with strawberry sauce.

Coconut Milk Coffee
Coconut Milk Coffee is a delicious and creamy beverage made with just 3 ingredients and 10 minutes. Serve hot or cold!
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Coconut Milk Coffee
Vegan Strawberry Milk
This refreshing strawberry milk is a creamy and sweet beverage made with only 3 ingredients. Homemade strawberry syrup mixed with plant milk.
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Vegan strawberry milk in a glass with a straw.
Creamy Vegan Hot Chocolate
This rich and creamy homemade vegan hot chocolate is ready in just a couple of minutes. This cozy dairy free drink is perfect for a cold day.
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Creamy Vegan Hot Chocolate
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