Fruity, creamy, and exceptionally sweet, coconut is one of the most underrated fruits that can be added to cocktails and desserts.
Get a taste of tropical paradise with our collection of 35 coconut desserts, from pies and cupcakes to cookies and cakes.
Imagine being transported to an island with just one bite.
That’s exactly what it feels like when you’re eating a coconut.
The great thing about coconut is that it works with almost anything.
These 35 coconut desserts will transport you to your dream tropical island vacation.
They are best on a hot summer day, but who says you can’t enjoy fruit desserts any other time of the year?
Try the Hawaiian Coconut Pudding and the Piña Colada Dessert Cups if you really want to achieve that tropical vibe.
And don’t skip on #7 if you want a classic and easy coconut dessert recipe you can whip up anytime.
Let’s cool down with some coconut!
Macaroons are perfect when they’re soft and chewy, and this recipe renders just that.
Add to that the tropical and nutty flavor of coconut, and you won’t be able to ask for more.
When it comes to this recipe, think of toasted coconuts, but in a bite-sized form that you can enjoy as much as you want.
What’s a dessert compilation without some ice cream, right?
Rich, creamy, and perfectly sweet, like any dessert should be.
This is a classic recipe that can take some time to make, but it’s worth it.
Who doesn’t like ice cream, especially when it has all the rich flavor of coconuts?
When making this, just be sure to pay close attention because your coconut can go from toasted to burnt.
This recipe for coconut cupcakes will give you a fluffy and moist cupcake with all the lightly sweet taste of coconut.
This one is fairly straightforward, so as long as you follow the recipe, you’re good to go!
Be sure not to under or overbake your cupcakes, so keep an eye on them.
This Hawaiian Coconut Pudding is also known as a Haupia, and it’s a Hawaiian dessert that’s much like gelatin.
This recipe will do the trick if you want to whip up something quickly.
You only need 4 ingredients and a handful of steps to turn this into a dessert reality.
Caramel ice cream, toasted coconuts, and a cheesecake-like texture, all in one dessert?
This recipe is all that and more!
There’s a party of flavors happening in this recipe that you do not want to miss out on.
It takes some time to make, but it’s worth all the effort once you get a taste of the well-blended flavors of this pie.
Creams puffs are one of the most-loved desserts, and adding coconut to them makes these puffs even better than they already are.
Cream puffs take a lot of effort, resources, and time to make, but once you perfect their creation, it’s really hard not to make more.
Although you can make these cream puffs ahead, they are best consumed the same day you make them.
You will never go wrong with a simple doughnut recipe.
This recipe incorporates coconut very well, and it tastes very rich and natural.
Pro tip: You can use a blend of vanilla and almond extract if you don’t have coconut extract.
Sometimes, all you need is a Coconut Popsicle to make you feel refreshed.
By simply mixing all of the ingredients in this recipe, you can already create this simple but sweet and refreshing treat.
This recipe is smooth and rich, but you can add a bit of texture to it by adding some shredded coconut.
If you have a hard time or you don’t like making pie crusts, then this recipe is for you.
This Creamy Coconut Custard Pie recipe makes its crust.
It’s also extremely easy to create since you only need to combine all the ingredients and bake them.
The ingredients in this recipe are all easy-to-find ingredients, especially when you’re not new to baking.
For those who are not new to chess pies, this recipe may not be something common for you, but it’s a fun twist to the regular pie.
11. Coconut Flan
Coconut Flan originated from Latin America, but it satisfies taste buds from anywhere.
This one is the kind of dessert that almost anyone will enjoy, so you can’t go wrong with this.
Pro tip: It’s best not to freeze this dessert because it will affect the texture.
These dream bars are easy to put together, and they only need basic ingredients that you probably already have.
The key to perfecting this Coconut Dream Bars recipe is baking it just long enough to not overbake it.
Overbaking these dream bars can make them too dry.
These cookies have the perfect blend of chewy and crispy, and it’s definitely hard to resist!
The almond and coconut work really come together so well to create a flavor that will stay with you.
Making one batch of this is not enough!
14. Coconut Jelly
Both children and adults will enjoy this Coconut Jelly dessert.
If you want to make something for a large group without getting stressed with gathering many ingredients, this is the recipe you need to follow.
With only 4 ingredients, you can make this smooth and delicious treat for yourself, your friends, and your family.
The lighter the cookies are, the better.
Look no further because this Coconut Shortbread Cookies recipe will give you a batch of melts-in-your-mouth cookies that you will want more of.
And best of all, these cookies are so simple to make.
16. Coconut Brownies
Simple chocolate brownies are great, but sometimes, you need some variation, and this Coconut Brownies recipe will give you just that.
This has all the chocolate goodness of your regular brownies but also the light sweetness of coconut.
Pro tip: Don’t slice the brownies as soon as they’re out of the oven; wait for them to cool down.
The blend of lemon and coconut surprisingly works well, and you will never get enough of these bars.
These bars are chewy and delicious and all kinds of sweet that aren’t overwhelming.
It strikes the perfect balance for a dessert, so it’s not a surprise if you see everyone wanting more of these.
If you’re looking for a more adventurous dessert recipe, then this Toasted Coconut Rum Cake should be enough.
Rum is famous in the Caribbean, so mixing rum and the tropical fruit coconut will make you feel like you’re heading to the Caribbean.
Once you bite into this moist goodness, it’s like going to a tropical paradise.
Your dessert can be your breakfast!
This Coconut Rice Pudding is a versatile dessert recipe because it can be for breakfast, too.
And it doesn’t take much time, effort, or resources to do, so if you want something quick, this should be a definite go-to.
Coconut and chocolate work well together, and this milkshake recipe proves that.
Milkshakes are the perfect summer dessert to keep you cool.
Throw in some coconut, and it’s like a summer vacation to the tropics.
Raspberry and coconut may not be a common combination, but this recipe shows just how perfectly the sweetness of both fruits works well together.
These are extremely easy to make.
Make this recipe if you want to satisfy your sweet tooth.
This Coconut Sheet Cake recipe is perfect for when you want to make a cake but doesn’t want to spend so much effort on the real one.
Above all, this recipe helps you achieve a moist and sweet cake that incorporates the coconut taste well.
Creamy, sweet, and slightly tart is what these coconut squares taste like, and it’s something you wouldn’t want to miss.
Although it takes a great deal of mixing to whip these up, it won’t take you a long time, and it’s all worth it in the end.
Cookies are something that’s easy to whip up when you’re thinking of coconut desserts, but this Coconut Oatmeal Cookie Sandwich recipe is something else.
It’s a great twist on your usual cookies or cookie sandwiches, and the tastes all come together perfectly.
Cheesecakes are a crowd favorite but put a unique twist to it, and it’s something that many would enjoy.
This cheesecake recipe requires many ingredients and a lot of effort, but like many coconut desserts, this is well worth it.
There are three layers to this, and when you’re able to perfect each one, it will come up so delicious that it’s hard to resist.
Desserts are all the more fun when they look so beautiful, like this recipe.
This Coconut Cream Mousse needs to be refrigerated overnight before you can enjoy it, but it’s well worth the wait.
It really has that tropical feel to it that only the coconut touch can bring to a dessert.
Many desserts need to be baked, but if you’re not the baking type, then these Chocolate Coconut Balls will do the trick.
They look luxurious and hard to do, but they’re so easy anyone can make them.
This is best made for occasions when you expect many guests because it’s easy to create one big batch.
This poke cake really has so much coconut flavor in it, so this is perfect for all coconut lovers.
This does not hold back on the coconut taste, but you need to give it time–at least two hours–to absorb all that sweet and nutty flavor.
With only 4 easy-to-find ingredients, you can already make this no-bake dessert that anyone will appreciate.
It’s the perfect dessert for a party or gathering.
This will surely be the highlight of your party, and you don’t even need to put that much effort into doing it.
Desserts can be sugar-free and delicious at the same time, and this recipe proves just that.
Adding coconut to this parfait makes it delicious without adding any sugar.
This recipe is simple, and you can easily make many servings!
Creamy, tart, and sweet is all you should expect from this mouthwatering panna cotta recipe.
This dessert recipe brings together these tropical flavors perfectly.
The creaminess of the panna cotta also helps a lot to make the flavors pop, so if you want a whole party in your mouth, don’t skip this recipe.
These cookies are a unique twist to your regular cookies.
What’s really great about these cookies is that the flavors playing in them aren’t overwhelming.
No ingredient overpowers the other, so you can enjoy the perfect blend of fruits.
You can enjoy as many of these without feeling like it’s getting too sweet.
If you have many ripe bananas lying around, don’t miss that chance to make this crunchy recipe!
The banana and coconut work perfectly together because the banana allows the muffin to be moist and soft, while the coconut gives the crunch that complements the muffin base.
There’s nothing that can remind you about summer more than piña coladas.
Dessert cups are probably the best way to reminisce about summer because they’re sweet and refreshing, so just imagine having some piña colada dessert cups.
This takes a little more preparation time than many dessert recipes, but what’s all the effort if the output can transport you to the Bahamas, at least in your imagination?
Not everyone likes mint chocolate, but we must admit it has a unique flavor many people love.
Bring some coconut to the mix, and it’s surely a refreshing and flavorsome experience!
These layer bars require some work, but it’s easy enough that you can successfully make them without any prior experience.
The bottom line
Coconut is such a versatile fruit, and it deserves all the recognition!
There’s one thing that these coconut desserts have in common: they can make you feel like you’re in a tropical paradise.
These are all fun and unique twists to the common and well-loved desserts, so why not give them a try?
You might just find your favorite coconut variation here.
Share them with your friends and family, or keep them to yourself.
There’s no problem in admitting that these desserts are so good that you want to have all of them.
- Coconut Macaroons
- Coconut Ice Cream
- Coconut Cream Pie Cupcakes
- Hawaiian Coconut Pudding
- Coconut Caramel Pie
- Coconut Cream Puff
- Baked Coconut Doughnut
- Coconut Popsicle
- Creamy Coconut Custard Pie
- Coconut Pecan Chess Pie
- Coconut Flan
- Coconut Dream Bars
- Almond Coconut Cookies
- Coconut Jelly
- Coconut Shortbread Cookies
- Coconut Brownies
- Lemon Coconut Bars
- Toasted Coconut Rum Cake
- Coconut Rice Pudding
- Coconut Milkshake With Chocolate
- Raspberry-Kissed Coconut Bars
- Coconut Sheet Cake
- Key Lime Coconut Squares
- Coconut Oatmeal Cookie Sandwich
- Creamy Coconut Cheesecake
- Coconut Cream Mousse
- Chocolate Coconut Balls
- Coconut Cream Poke Cake
- Lime Coconut Bites
- Coconut Milk Chia Pudding Parfait
- Passionfruit Coconut Panna Cotta
- Cherry Coconut Cookies
- Coconut Banana Crunch Muffins
- Piña Colada Dessert Cups
- Mint Dark Chocolate Coconut Layer Bars
- Pick one or more options from our list of Coconut Desserts here!
- Start creating your new favorite dessert.
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