View Full Version : Leftover coconut milk - ideas needed

Apr 21st, 2008, 06:04 PM
I've been cooking a lot of Thai food and often have some coconut milk left as I rarely use a full can.

Apart from putting it in other dishes, like curries etc... do you have any bright ideas for using up left-over coconut milk?

Ta :D

PS - d'yer like me new lips??

Apr 21st, 2008, 06:08 PM
Smoothies or milkshakes.
Or are you asking for non-food ideas?

PS Yer lips are luvverly!

Apr 21st, 2008, 06:24 PM
*drool* @ coconut smoothie. I'll have that for brekkie tomorrow.

Any other cooking suggestions?

Apr 21st, 2008, 06:28 PM
pina colada

Poison Ivy
Apr 21st, 2008, 07:35 PM
THIS!!! (http://www.everydaydish.tv/Recipe%20Pages/Haupia_recipe.html) I saw pics over on the PPK and it looks delish!:)

Apr 21st, 2008, 07:41 PM
You can sustitue milk for some of the water when making rice. I just did this with jasmine rice a few days ago and then added lime zest and served it with jerk seitan. Its good with any caribbean style meal.
I am going to have to try a coconut smoothie though!

Apr 21st, 2008, 09:18 PM
You could use it as a haircure.

flying plum
Apr 22nd, 2008, 08:24 AM
rice and peas!


although, if you can get hold of gungo peas, they're better :)


substitute for normal milk when you make porridge. muchos tastios :D


Apr 22nd, 2008, 12:02 PM
Put it in ANY soup you make before liquidising :)

pat sommer
Apr 22nd, 2008, 01:02 PM
freeze in a small ziplock bag. In fridge goes rancid quickly and sooo fattening to slurp up regularly:(

Apr 22nd, 2008, 02:10 PM
anyone know if it freezes for another time?

Apr 22nd, 2008, 09:49 PM
Use it for dessert after said Thai food:

Thai Banana Sweet

1/4 420g can coconut milk
2tsp (or to taste) raw cane sugar
1 banana

Put the coconut milk and sugar into a saucepan, heat gently until warm.
Slice the banana, add it to the saucepan, and cook until softened.
Serve hot.

Very rough translation of a recipe from Vegan cooking for one by Leah Leneman

Don't hold me to it being salavatingly good though, never tried it :p

Apr 22nd, 2008, 10:42 PM
Put it in muffins or whip it.