Fat Free Coconut Milk (For Recipes)

READY IN: 1min
Recipe by Chef PotPie

I devised this little concoction several years ago because we love curries and things with coconut milk in them, but OH, the sat-fat in that lovely canned stuff. A no-no for us unless it's a very special occasion. It's worked for me in a lot of curries and even rice dishes, and we can enjoy these foods without the worry. This recipe is a starting point as a substitute for 1 cup canned coconut milk for adding to recipes. (1- 13.5 oz can is just shy of 2 cups, I make the difference up with fat free half&half.) You can adjust the cornstarch and sugar to your taste for thickness and sweetness. Double or change for however much liquid you need in your recipe.

Top Review by cookin_nurse

Used this for a coconut cream pie, it came out excellent! I loved knowing that I could enjoy this with so much less fat in it! Thanks for the great substitute!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup fat-free half-and-half
  • 14 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 12 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon sugar


  1. Combine all ingredients with a whisk.
  2. Whisk once again before adding to your recipe to ensure all the cornstarch is incorporated from the bottom of the bowl.

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