By Chef PotPie on September 22, 2006
Photo by Debbwl
Photo by Debbwl
"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."
Serving Size: 1 (63 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"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!"
"Cooking is a science and I feel cooks are perpetual students. I used this in recipe #228044 per Annacia's recommendation. I cooked the mixture for about a minute to thicken then let cool due it to be used in a no-cook recipe. Now don't forget...come to class hungry."
"Thank you!! Thank you!!! Thank you!!!! It works like a charm."
"This worked sooo well this morning, I was making Recipe #493322 and reached for the coconut milk and was out. I remembered seeing this recipe which was easy, handy and worked out so well I may never buy the expensive caned stuff again. Oh and the best part was it was fat free, thanks so much for the post."
"Genius! I substituted unsweetened almond milk for the fat-free half and half when making this for use in recipe #150739 (Thai-Style Ground Beef) and it came out great. Next, I'll try it in coconut rice; a family favorite that we currently have relegated to special-occasion-only status, due to the high fat content of even light coconut milk. Thanks for posting!"
"Thnx for the recipe, PottyPie! Needed just a bit of coconut milk for Recipe #301105 and this saved the day! You know how it is when you're right in the middle of a recipe for ZWT6 and you don't have what you need. Need supplied! Thank you, my friend!"
"Who would have thunk? I just mixed up my batch and it tastes great. I'm so excited to be able to share this cocounut shrimp dish with my husband again. I usually ate very litle of it even though I loved it. Thank you soooo much."
"What a great recipe! I have several recipes using coconut milk and now I can feel guilty free when eating them :)"
"I used this to make http://www.recipezaar.com/Hot-Bananas-in-Coconut-Milk-134854 this morning and it turned out GREAT! Thanks!"
"Fantastic! I love this recipe. I used it in several dishes, like recipe#373910 and recipe#372856. Great guilt-free timesaver! Made for ZWT5, for Hell's Kitchen Angels"
"Can't wait to try with a Coquito recipe I found on here!! Thanks for posting.. :)"
"Thank you so much for posting this recipe. I am on WW and thought I would hardly ever get to enjoy some of my favourite curry recipes. No problem now, I made a chicken curry for dinner tonight using your coconut milk and it was great. This is a keeper for me. Thanks again."
"Thank you Chef Pot Pie! I didn't have quite enough coconut milk leftover for a ZWT recipe, so I mixed up some of this. I thought it was a good likeness and it worked just fine in the recipe. Made for ZWT, please see my rating system as I rate tougher than most."
"You have a winner! I made this last night in order to make recipe #204621 and it worked liked a charm. Something I will most certainly use in the future. Thanks for posting Diva PotPie."
"Amazing!! I have to admit that I was hopeful but skeptical that the taste could come close enough and that it would hold up simmering on the stove, but it did on both accounts! This is such a good substitute, and a joy for those who have been avoiding even light coconut milk because of the saturated fat. Thanks so much Chef PotPie!"
"What a great idea, now I can have those creamy coconut sauces without having to worry about the fat & calorie content, thanks."
"What a great concept. I have totally avoided coconut for years because of the bad fat content. Now I have this. In a moment of discovery when finding this recipe I started testing it by just mixing it with some milk, then a few other things went into the glass and wow! I used Splenda for the sugar but aside from that made it just as ask for."
"Wow! The cost of the fat free coconut milk is out of this world! Thanks for posting! I use coconut milk quite a bit!"
"Thanks for recipe love this website. I change the the to the sugar to sugar free for diabetic that me..............yuck"
"This was a wonderful substitute for coconut milk. It helps satisfy the urge for curries, etc. without all of fat content of coconut milk! Will definitely use again!! Made peanut chicken #97583 with this last week! Wonderful!"