Enjoy the benefits of coconut milk in these six recipes.
The coconut milk you find in the refrigerated section of the grocery store is made from finely ground coconut meat liquified in water until it is a suspension, and then diluted with water to make it less fatty and more drinkable. The lighter coconut milk beverage is not a good substitute for the heavy, creamy canned coconut milk typically used in Thai cooking, says Alisa Fleming, chief editor of GoDairyFree.org and author of Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook. But it can substitute for dairy milk in pancakes, cake batters or light cream soups, she says.
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Try these favorite coconut milk recipes.
This recipe is Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Nut-Free, relatively Low-Fat, and optionally Vegan / Vegetarian. This is the baseline recipe, see my notes below for adding veggies and to make it vegan/vegetarian.
This recipe is Vegan / Vegetarian, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, and optionally Free of Refined Sugars, but definitely NOT Fat-Free
The figs are naturally sweetened but feel free to add stevia or any other sweetener if desired.