27+ Coconut Recipes

Coconut is a delicious and versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of recipes, from sweet to savory. It’s a great way to add a touch of tropical flavor to your meals. Here’s 27+ delicious coconut recipes to try out!

With its versatility and delicious flavor, coconut is a great ingredient to have in your kitchen. So get creative and experiment with different coconut recipes to find your favorites.

Coconut Recipes to Transport You to the Tropics

Drinks

Three coconut mojitos in glasses with straws.
This Creamy Coconut Mojito recipe is perfect for the summer. Mint, rum and lime juice combine with cream of coconut, served up on ice with a sugar-lime rim. 
Coconut Mojito
Golden milk latte in mug next to spices.
This Golden Milk Latte recipe is easy to make ahead. When you want to enjoy a Golden Milk Latte simply combine this healthy vanilla-scented turmeric blend with your favorite milk and enjoy warm or cold. 
Golden Milk Latte
Hand holding blackberry mojito garnished with lime wedges and straw.
This Creamy Coconut Blackberry Mojito recipe is perfect for the summer. Blackberries, mint, rum and lime juice combine with cream of coconut, served up on ice with a sugar-lime rim. Delicious!
Creamy Blackberry Mojito
Overhead view of two holiday margaritas with cranberries and lime.
This easy White Christmas Margarita is the dreamiest Christmas cocktail around! It’s made with cream of coconut and lime juice for the perfect tropical escape on a cold winter day. Garnish with cranberries and rosemary for a stunning cocktail that looks like Christmas in a cup!
White Christmas Margarita
Piña Colada is a refreshing summer cocktail with only four simple ingredients, frozen pineapple, cream of coconut, white rum, and dark rum.
Recipe: Will Cook For Smiles
Pina Colada
This Pineapple Coconut Margarita is a tropical twist on the classic cocktail that will transport you straight to a beach vacation!
Recipe: The Healthful Ideas
Pineapple Coconut Margarita
This Tik Tok-viral coconut cloud smoothie is made with banana, avocado and pineapple with coconut milk and more for a refreshing drink.
Recipe: Cooking with Cocktail Rings
Coconut Cloud Smoothie

    Desserts

    Coconut macaroons are sweet, chewy and full of coconut flavor. They’re easy to make, gluten free & the perfect dessert for Passover & Easter.
    Recipe: Two Peas & Their Pod
    Coconut Macaroons
    This Creamy Coconut Cheesecake is made with coconut milk, coconut extract, and shredded coconut, so you know it’s loaded with refreshing coconut flavor! The crunchy graham cracker crust is the perfect contrast to the creamy filling and fluffy whipped cream topping.
    Recipe: Baker by Nature
    Coconut Cheesecake
    This vegan ice cream is made with only 3 simple ingredients! And it’s paleo, dairy free, gluten free, nut free and refined sugar free.
    Recipe: Bananas About Life
    Coconut Cream Vanilla Ice Cream
    These no bake chocolate haystack cookies are satisfying, chocolatey and the perfect treat to make when you need a snack in a hurry.
    Recipe: Life Around the Table
    Coconut Haystack Cookies
    Chocolate Coconut Almond Bars- Dangerously easy, totally healthy, and oh so difficult to put down! Best way to start your weekend!
    Recipe: Half Baked Harvest
    Chocolate Coconut Almond Bars

      Breakfast

      Overhead close up of ricotta toast next to honey wand.
      This Sweet Ricotta Toast with Blackberries & Honey is finished with fresh berries & coconut flakes. It’s a deliciously sweet & creamy breakfast or quick snack.
      Blackberry Whipped Ricotta Toast with Coconut
      Simple Coconut Breakfast Porridge – a wholesome and cozy breakfast recipe with quinoa, oats, coconut milk, and one surprise ingredient!
      Recipe: Pinch of Yum
      Toasted Coconut Breakfast Porridge
      Soft, moist and fluffly vegan blueberry and coconut muffins! Perfect for breakfast or anytime of the day snack! Ready in under an hour.
      Recipe: Cupful of Kale
      Blueberry and Coconut Muffins
      This Coconut Chia Pudding is healthy and easy to make and is loaded with coconut flavour. You only need a handful of ingredients!
      Recipe: Choosing Chia
      Coconut Chia Pudding
      An easy, oil-free recipe for fluffy vegan pancakes with coconut and blueberries! This recipe can be made gluten-free and sugar-free, if needed.
      Recipe: Running On Real Food
      Vegan Coconut Pancakes

      Savory Dishes

      Overhead shot of curry meatballs in grey bowl with chopsticks, topped with spicy mangoes.
      Thai Curry Meatballs is a recipe that I make on the regular. I like that the ingredients are easy to find in the local grocery store, and the fact that it’s a nutritious and quick weeknight dinner option that will be on your table in just 30 minutes!
      Thai Meatballs in Coconut Curry Sauce
      Side view of curried butternut squash soup in bowl with swirl of yogurt on top.
      This Curried Butternut Squash Soup is deliciously rich & creamy and perfect for chilly fall days. (Vegan + Vegetarian options)
      Curried Butternut Squash Soup
      Overhead shot of peanut tofu on bowl of rice.
      Spicy Peanut Tofu Bowls served on a bed of coconut-lime rice, with quick pickled red peppers. Perfect for easy meal prep or a quick weeknight dinner.
      Peanut Tofu Bowls with Coconut Rice
      Overhead shot of slow cooker butter chicken in black bowl with rice.
      This Slow Cooker Butter Chicken is a deliciously spiced Indian dish that’s easy to make with the help of your crockpot.
      Slow Cooker Butter Chicken
      Bowl of butternut curry with rice and spoon.
      This Indian Butternut Squash Curry is a delicious vegetarian squash curry simmered with fragrant spices and rich coconut milk.
      Butternut Squash Curry
      Overhead shot of butter chickpeas served on bed of brown rice in grey bowl with pita bread.
      This Butter Chickpea Curry feature tender chickpeas simmered in an intensely flavorful and aromatic Indian-inspired butter sauce. Either serve it as the main course with rice or as a delicious vegetarian and vegan-friendly side dish.
      Indian Butter Chickpeas
      Coconut shrimp is simple to make and tastes better than anything from a restaurant! This recipe can be ready fast and includes a dipping sauce.
      Recipe: Sugar Spun Run
      Coconut Shrimp
      Tom Kha is one of the very best soups! It’s creamy, coconut-y and so versatile. (you can add shrimp, tofu, or chicken!) up to you!
      Recipe: Lindsey Eats LA
      Thai Coconut Soup
      Crockpot Coconut Chicken Curry with Crispy Shallot Basil Oil: Thai-inspired chicken curry for cold winter days and made in the crockpot!
      Recipe: Half Baked Harvest
      Coconut Chicken Curry with Basil Oil

        Other

        Overhead close up of bowl of lime coconut rice with chopsticks.
        This Coconut Lime Rice is fragrant, fluffy, and easy to make. The mild coconut flavor is delectable, making this simple side dish perfect for curries, stir fry, stew, and more. Rice cooker, Instant Pot, and stovetop directions included.
        Coconut Lime Rice
        These coconut chips are a treat for every coconut lover! Sprinkle them on top of your coconut milk ice-cream or granola!
        Recipe: The Coconut Mama
        Coconut Chips
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          27+ Coconut Recipes to Try Out!

          Coconut is a delicious and versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of recipes, from sweet to savory. It's a great way to add a touch of tropical flavor to your meals. Here's 27+ delicious coconut recipes to try out! Try this Coconut Lime Rice is fragrant, fluffy, and easy to make. The mild coconut flavor is delectable, making this simple side dish perfect for curries, stir fry, stew, and more.
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          Servings: 6 people

          Ingredients

          • 2 cups jasmine rice (rinsed)
          • 1 cup full fat coconut milk
          • 1 ⅔ cups chicken stock (or water)
          • 1 teaspoon salt
          • 3 Tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut

          Optional:

          • ¼ cup cilantro chopped
          • 1 lime (juiced)

          Instructions

          • Combine rice, coconut milk, chicken stock, and salt in a rice cooker.
          • Cook on “quick” setting or white rice setting.
          • After the cook time is up, allow the rice to sit for 5-10 minutes.
          • Stir in the shredded coconut and, if desired, the cilantro and lime juice.
          • Enjoy!

          Notes

          Instant Pot Directions: 
          • Add the rinsed jasmine rice, broth, and coconut milk to the pot and seal the lid closed. Set the steam valve in the sealed position. 
          • Cook on manual high pressure for 5 minutes. Allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, then manually release the remaining steam. 
          • Fluff the rice with a fork and stir in the shredded coconut and fresh lime juice. Garnish with cilantro and serve. 
          Stovetop Directions: 
          • Add the rinsed jasmine rice, coconut milk, and broth (or water) to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to a simmer, and cook until the rice has absorbed all of the liquid. 
          • Fluff the rice with a fork and stir in the shredded coconut and fresh lime juice. Garnish with cilantro and serve. 
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          Equipment

          Rice Cooker optional

          Nutrition

          Calories: 349kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 492mg | Potassium: 250mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg

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