Saturday, January 19, 2013

Frosted Coconut Milk Brownies

Lately, I've had an obsession with coconut milk. If it's up to me, every recipe can somehow incorporate coconut milk. It's creamy and fabulous and I love the subtle coconut flavor it adds to dishes. I've been dying to create a chocolatey dish with coconut milk and this was a homerun! These brownies are incredibly rich and fudgy- make sure you have a full carton of milk or ice cream before making them. Don't say I didn't give you fair warning.

And just to prove the richness point, start right off the bat by melting some butter.

Then add the sugar and chocolate chips. You could easily stop here and just inhale this mixture, but it's worth it to keep going.

Transfer this mixture to a Kitchenaid or mixing bowl. And now comes the pretty coconut milk!

Throw the rest of the ingredients in with the batter, including your standard eggs, vanilla, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, and flour.

Pour the batter into a greased glass baking dish. Don't eat all of it before it goes in the oven.

Throw it in a preheated oven for 35-45 minutes and enjoy just how lovely your kitchen smells. You might want be in their so badly just for the smell that you'll get motivated to take care of the pile of dishes you just created.

When a toothpick comes out of the brownies clean, the brownies are done! They will be incredibly fudgy.

While the brownies are cooling, whip up the frosting. I also, of course, incorporated coconut milk into this! Whip some butter, add vanilla and coconut milk, followed by cocoa powder and powdered sugar. Super simple.

Let the brownies cool completely before frosting them! I got super impatient during this process and got a little creative. I don't think it helped much.

When it's finally, finally cool, you can frost it.

And add some sprinkles!

And you have the richest, most delicious brownies in the whole wide world.


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Frosted Coconut Milk Brownies

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
2 cups sugar
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup coconut milk
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups cocoa powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup coconut milk
1/3 cup cocoa powder
2-2 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9×13 baking dish.
2. In small saucepan over low heat, melt butter completely. Stir in sugar and continue cooking for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly. Do not allow sugar mixture to boil. Add the chocolate chips and stir until melted.
3. Pour butter mixture into a large bowl or stand mixer and beat in coconut milk, eggs, and vanilla extract. In a separate bowl, combine the cocoa powder, salt, baking powder, and flour. Gradually add to the wet mixture and mix until well combined. 
4. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for about 35-45 minutes, until a tester comes out mostly clean. Let cool on a wire rack until completely cool.
5. While the brownies are baking, make the frosting by whipping the butter until lighter in color. Add the vanilla and coconut milk and beat until combined. Slowly add the cocoa powder and mix until combined. Add the powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time until frosting has reached desired consistency. Spread over brownies once completely cooled.


  1. Yum! These look delicious. The sprinkles make it, too. Adorable apron!

  2. I am definitely going to make these in a couple of weeks (when I get off of my fast.)
    I hope I win this apron. I'm in need of some new aprons.

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  4. OMG it's not even 10AM and I am dying for these brownies!

  5. These brownies look so rich and delicious! Love the touch of coconut milk in this recipe =)

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  7. These look sooo delicious!! Love the addition of coconut milk. Is anything better than a ridiculously decadent brownie?!

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  9. These look amazing. Coconut and chocolate are a perfect combo.

  10. these are AMAZING.

    i didn't do the icing as i think brownies are great on their own. i can't say i taste the coconut but the consistency/texture/taste is GREAT. not greasy, perfectly delicious. definitely my new favourite brownie recipe.

    dirtied a few more bowls than i like but hey just rinse em and wipe em before stuff gets stuck on and you're great! A+

    (also just realizing i put in baking soda instead of baking powder - still worked!)

    1. I'm so glad you like them! I agree- the coconut in the brownies is very subtle, I think it's stronger in the icing and gives the coconut kick. Thanks for the review!

  11. What a cute apron! And the brownies look soooooooo good!

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  13. Do you use unsweetened cocoa powder?


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