Elegant desserts don’t have to be complicated. In our roundup of coconut-filled goodies, there are a variety of treats ranging from fancy to super-simple, like the four-ingredient Coconut Tarts with Chocolate and Coconut Cream that we’re fawning over.
Coconut Dream Bars
This marriage between coconut cream and key lime pies is a delicious, dreamy summer dessert. Best of all, the crust is absolutely no-fuss, made with coconut flour, sugar, butter and flaked coconut.
Chef Bobby Flay modeled this sweet granola after his favourite chocolate bar. The result is nothing short of sinfully delicious. Chocolaty, gooey, oatmeal-y, almond-y—that about sums it up.
Mango Coconut Ice Pops
Coconut milk is a good source of healthy fats and you can put your child’s favourite fruits into these pops. Although, the tropical flavour of mango goes particularly well with coconut milk — so give it a try! Find more inspiration from our best five-ingredient popsicles (from fruity to fudgy chocolate).
Toasted Coconut Doughnut Holes
Move over Tim Horton’s — there’s some coconut-flavoured, make-at-home treat coming your way! The heavy batter includes two fun surprises; lime juice and nutmeg. The coconut coating is crunchy and absolute perfection.
Coconut Ice Cream
Using only seven ingredients, Anna Olson’s refreshing ice cream comes together easily. Thanks to the cream cheese base, it’s a great standalone treat (it’s very rich!).
Light and fluffy chiffon cake is sandwiched between tart lemon curd and downright delightful coconut cream icing. Serve this to your guests and they’ll love you forever.
Get Anna Olson’s recipe here.
Anna Olson's Creamy Rice Pudding
Rice pudding is a simple comfort dessert that takes you back to your childhood with each bite. Using a short grain rice like Carnaroli or Arborio will help you create that pleasing creamy texture.
Individual Coconut Cream Pies
Anna Olson’s recipe makes six adorable tarts, but the filling can also occupy a nine-inch pie dish. Top these cuties with whipped cream and a pinch of toasted coconut for absolute perfection.
Coconut Choco Cookies
Spruce up plain old oatmeal chocolate chip cookies with the addition of flaky coconut. There are some dates in there, too, because, well, health.
Simple and elegant cupcakes with coconut in the batter and another generous heaping on top of the rich cream cheese frosting.
Anna's Coconut Cream Pie
Who can say no to dreamy coconut cream pie? This one from Anna Olson has a gingersnap crust that works flawlessly with the creamy coconut filling.
Coconut Almond Madeleines
If you’re a coconut fan, these delicate cookies should definitely be on your baking to-do list.
Luscious Lemon Coconut Cake
This cake combining tropical coconut and zippy lemon is cause for celebration itself, so don’t wait until the next birthday in your life to bake it up. Its sabayon buttercream offers something very different and very welcome to the classic layer cake.