Who would have thought that you could be on a diet, searching for coconut milk and coconut cream based recipes? It sounds crazy, but certainly one of the greatest gifts of the Ketogenic diet is coconut milk.
This exotic nectar creates some of the best keto recipes out there, and we have compiled a list of the best of the best. In case you are new to the scene, deciding whether a keto diet is right for you, the basics are as follows.
A high fat, low carb diet creates conditions for weight loss.
The basic breakdown of a keto diet is 70% of calories from fat, 25% of calories from proteins, and only 5% from carbs.
There is an amazing range of options when it comes to a keto diet. Full fat coconut cream is the crown of the keto diet. You can make delicious curried vegetables, chicken fried and poached in a cream coconut ambrosia, and delicious coconut desserts with this magic milk.
If you are unfamiliar with coconut milk, you might want to try your local Thai restaurant for a taste of how incredibly delicious coconut milk based recipes can be. In Thai cooking, coconut is combined with a special green or yellow curry, with fresh tasting spices and flavorings like lime, ginger, and lemongrass to create a fragrant and delicious ambrosia.
But that is just the beginning. We will show you many ways to use this keto friendly ingredient, adding flavor, texture, and a delicate sweetness that can expand your keto diet in new ways.
Coconut cream is a higher fat version of coconut milk. It is nearly a solid, and can be used almost like butter or oil in recipes. It thickens soups and can make a variety of amazing desserts.
Coconut Curry Chicken
This Indian style curry uses thick coconut cream to make a delicious treat. It is so easy, and knowing just what goes into your food is important, to make sure there are no hidden carbs like potatoes and peas in the dish; or even cornstarch or sugars hidden away.
This recipe is 100% keto friendly, with curry powder, caramelized onions, and chicken. Serve it over cauliflower rice, and enjoy!
Keto Ice Cream
This wonderfully simple keto ice cream is based on coconut cream, with low/no carb sweetners and vanilla flavor. Add any additional ingredients or flavor extracts to get your favorite flavor.
Coconut cream makes amazing consistency for frozen treats, and getting there couldn’t be easier. This ice cream can be served with keto friendly treats like brownies and cookie bars made without carbs.
Easy-Peasy Thai Coconut Curry Chicken keto, paleo & whole30
Here is the Thai curry we mentioned above. Like the Indian curry, the recipe is from scratch, as store bought curry pastes and sauces are likely to be too high in carbs for a keto diet. But don’t be daunted. This curry is totally manageable, and ever so worth the effort.
Once you are digging into a warm fragrant bowl of this tangy curry over coconut rice, you will be glad you made the effort to make the ultimate comfort food, with no added guilt. Chicken and fresh vegetables are turned to magic with delicious coconut cream. MMMmmm!
Keto No-Bake Coconut Bars
These bars are reminiscent of a Mounds Bar, with lots of rich coconut and a low carb chocolate drizzle. Just mix up the ingredients and press them into bars after refrigerating. They are easy and delicious. You can sweeten to taste, they freeze well, and are even delicious frozen.
Thai Coconut Soup Low Carb
No list of coconut based recipes would be complete without this soup. It is, in our opinion, the most delicious food in the world. Once you have all the ingredients, it’s really easy to prepare.
Coconut milk adds richness and flavor to a bowl that is already exploding with flavors. Tangy, spicy, sweet, all combine in the perfect food.
Keto Coconut Rice
This is basically a savory rice pudding. Warm and tasty, it makes great comfort food. Low in carbs, the cauliflower rice creates a lovely base for the coconut cream and indian spices. Comfort food with a twist!
You can serve this with another Indian dish, or just make it for a simple weekday meal when you need something warm and creamy.
We hope that we have opened the door to one of the biggest trends in the keto diet, coconut milk and cream. It’s high fat, low carb content makes it a great addition to your diet, and it’s vegan which can really come in handy.
Most coconut milk recipes call for the addition of coconut milk and cream at the end of the cooking process to preserve consistency. So if you are making a curry or soup, remember to add your coconut milk at the end and remove from heat, for best results.