35 Coconut Desserts That Taste Like a Tropical Getaway
Few flavors scream summer like coconut. Whether it’s a crunchy macaroon or a light-as-air cake, we’re transported to a faraway island after just one bite. Plus, its sweet, nutty taste pairs beautifully with bright citrus curds, tropical fruit and dark chocolate alike, so it’s beyond versatile. Here are 35 coconut desserts to make this summer that are (almost) as delicious as a vacation.
2. Key Lime Pie with Coconut and White Chocolate
Coconut flakes in the graham cracker crust offer subtle nuttiness to this Floridian delicacy. White chocolate and whipped cream are just the match for the tangy Greek yogurt filling.
9. No-Bake Coconut Cream Pie
Because the last thing you want to do right now is turn your kitchen into a sauna. Give your oven the day off and let your refrigerator handle this crowd-pleaser.
13. Coconut Cookies
If a sugar cookie and a macaroon had a baby, it’d be this delicious 30-minute treat.
33. Banana Cake with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting
Buttermilk imparts tang to the cake, while whole-wheat pastry flour contributes wholesome, nutty flavor.
34. Coconut Macadamia Nut Cookies
Want to make the dough ahead so you have less to do later? No prob: You can chill it in the fridge for up to four days. Just be sure to let the dough come to room temperature before baking it.
35. Macaroon Cups with Ginger-Coconut Whipped Cream and Pineapple
The key to the filling’s brightness and spice is fresh-pressed ginger juice, but you can substitute store-bought if you’d prefer.
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