Adding nutty sweetness to Thai-inspired dishes such as the one above is as easy as opening a can of coconut milk. However, be sure to choose the right product. Canned coconut milk is made from equal parts of water and coconut, which has been strained. You can usually find it in the international sections of supermarkets. Coconut milk is not the milky liquid you find when you open a fresh coconut, nor should it be confused with cream of coconut, a sweetened coconut concoction that's often used for desserts and mixing drinks such as pina coladas.