How To Use Coconut Milk Powder

Have you seen coconut milk powder at your local health food store? This coconut product may be one of the best things to keep in your pantry!

“What’s powdered coconut milk and how do I use it?”

This is a question I’ve been getting more and more lately.

First, I want to say how happy I am to see so many coconut products becoming available. When I first started using coconut oil I had to special order it. I couldn’t find it in any store, not even the health food store. Now, I see isles of coconut products at Whole Foods and Natural Grocers.

Coconut milk powder is a newer coconut product that’s come into play over the last few years.

So What is it?

Powdered coconut milk is just like regular evaporated milk, except it isn’t derived from coconut meat. It’s evaporated coconut milk. It can definitely be helpful in a pinch! I store a bag of it in my camping trailer. It’s so much lighter than packing canned coconut milk!

Coconut Milk Powder - What Is It & How To Use It


How To Use Coconut Milk Powder

Coconut milk powder produces coconut milk simply with the addition of hot water. Very convenient! But beyond milk, you can also use it to make coconut cream whenever you like (very helpful for certain recipes). The powdery nature of it also makes it a great addition to drinks like hot chocolate and in golden milk latte mix!


Any recipe you use coconut milk in, coconut milk powder will work just fine. It’s particularly helpful when making curry because the powder’s improved capability to bind to the spices. If you’re a smoothie lover like me, try adding a tablespoon of coconut milk powder to your next smoothie. It’s rich flavor will add delicious tropical flavor to your smoothies. I use it to make my Pina Colada smoothie.

Be warned: Some coconut milk powders contain casein, a milk derivative. This particular brand of coconut milk powder is vegan. Happy baking!


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About the author: Hi! I’m Tiffany – aka Coconut Mama. I’m a real food mama of three coconut babies. I’m passionate about traditional and healing foods. As a true believer in the health benefits of coconut, I use coconut products in all my recipes. You can download my free Coconut Flour Recipes E-book here. Thanks for stopping by!
6 comments… add one
  • Melonie October 29, 2017, 9:12 am

    where can I buy natural foods coconut milk powder

  • Rhonda VC September 26, 2017, 11:28 am

    I’ve never heard ofCoconut pwd&I thought I knew everything about coconut! It sounds amazing,but I sure would like to know how processed it is& how healthy? Thanks for letting me know of the product…I can’t wait to try😊

  • Cindy Metzner September 26, 2017, 10:15 am

    Thanks for all of the wonderful recipes and tips. How do you make coconut cream using the coconut powder?

  • Claudette Melanson September 24, 2017, 5:27 am

    This will definitely put me in the October groove. Thanks!

  • Beth September 8, 2017, 6:28 am

    Thanks for the explanation. I have noticed the coconut milk powder on the shelves in a couple of the health food stores, but was not sure exactly how / where to use it.
    Very helpful! 🙂

  • Marita September 7, 2017, 9:27 pm

    Absolutely love your recipes. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.
    Been wondering, there are so much coconut products, where does all the coconut come from? I know virgin coconut oil is the one to use. Are we ever sure all are pure?


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