30 Creative Ways to Cook with Coconut
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30 Creative Ways to Cook with Coconut

If there was a secret ingredient that would make any dessert taste delicious, we’re pretty sure it would be coconut. No matter the form, coconut always adds a rich and creamy element to your dish. Wait, did someone say richness and creaminess? Yup, that definitely describes the dream dessert. Set aside some time, folks. You’ll want to make these 30 sweet coconut-filled dishes right away.

1. Chocolate Coconut Cream Pie: Chocolate? Yum. Chocolate with coconut? There are no words to describe how delicious this would taste. Yum’s a good start though. (via Aida Mollenkamp)

2. Easy Homemade Samoas: Is there anyone out there who isn’t obsessed with Girl Scout Cookies? The crunchiness of the cookie and the sweetness of the coconut and chocolate make Samoas little pieces of heaven. And now you can make your own at home! (via A Million Moments)

3. Coconut Panna Cotta: Traditionally flavored with vanilla, panna cotta is a classic that’s hard to improve upon. But sometimes you just have to mix things up. Introducing… coconut-flavored panna cotta. Like the original, it is indeed delish. (via Inspiring the Everyday)

4. Raw Lemon + Coconut Truffles: Truffles are the perfect solution for a sweet tooth because they’re little. They satisfy the craving while still letting you keep your figure. (via Petite Kitchen)

5. Creamy Coconut + Blood Orange Popsicles: These popsicles are so beautiful. The strong color along with the acidity of a blood orange pairs perfectly with the creamy goodness that is coconut. (via Fork Knife Swoon)

6. Coconut Lemon Cupcakes: Celebrate sunny days with these light and fresh coconut lemon cupcakes. (via Gratinee)

7. Puerto Rican Tembleque: Never heard of tembleque? It’s an extremely popular Puerto Rican coconut dessert that’s sort of a cross between Jell-O and custard. Where has this been all our lives?! (via Hungry Sofia)

8. Pineapple, Mint and Coconut Shake: This coconut milkshake will definitely bring all the boys to the yard (in a literal sense). Better stock up on all those ingredients. (via Keep It Simple Foods)

9. Homemade Almond Joy: Just because it’s not October doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in some good ol’ candy bars. Making your own candy has never been easier than our super sweet way. (via Brit + Co.)

10. Chai Coconut Ice Cream: It’s time to pull out your ice cream makers, folks. Summer is approaching! (via Cookie + Kate)

11. Mango Coconut Tres Leches Cake: This luxuriously creamy and moist cake will have you dreaming of the tropics. (via Bites Out of Life)

12. Orange and Chocolate Coconut Macaroons: Citrus, chocolate and coconut are like the Three Musketeers of food. They’re a glorious combination no matter what the dish. (via Pastry Studio)

13. Coconut Chocolate Mousse: Awe guests with these tiny cups of mousse, an excellent dessert for any get-together. (via Pastry Studio)

14. Blueberry Coconut Banana Bread: Coconut even tastes amazing in bread. A slice is best had with a hot cup of tea. (via Blueberry Octopie)

15. Toasted Coconut Custard Tart: Coconut in the custard, coconut in the toppings… oh, and there’s some rum in there too, for those of you who need your spiked sweets. (via Shared Sugar)

16. Coconut Budino: The Italians know their desserts. Budino is a sweet and creamy dish, kind of like a custard or pudding. (via Big Girls Small Kitchen)

17. White Chocolate Coconut Cake: Chocolate and cake again, folks. But this time, we’re using white chocolate. We recommend enlisting your kiddies to help with the shredded-coconut topping. (via Fine Cooking)

18. Mango Coconut Parfait: Is your special someone’s birthday coming up? Add this beauty to their breakfast in bed. (via Dessert First)

19. Coconut Caramel Candy Bars: It’s a super sophisticated take on a candy bar, all homemade! (via The Secret Life of a Chef’s Wife)

20. Banana, Pineapple and Coconut Muffins: Muffins may not have all the fluff and frills of a cupcake, but they still deserve the same amount of love! This recipe includes the tropical trio: banana, pineapple and coconut. (via For the Love of Cooking)

21. Key Lime Coconut Cupcakes: Speaking of tropical… check out these citrusy cupcakes! (via Creatively Christy)

22. Piña Colada Cake: They say you should never drink your calories, so that must mean it’s okay to eat them, right? (via Glorious Treats)

23. Mango Coconut Chia Pudding: For a power-filled breakfast, try a chia seed pudding. (via Pretty Dubs)

24. Oatmeal Coconut Chewies: These cookies are buttery and soft and have hearty oatmeal in them. We may have a new healthy favorite. (via Mel’s Kitchen Cafe)

25. Coconut + Rum Ice Pops: More spiked sweets for y’all. You’re welcome. (via Kitchen Konfidence)

26. Coconut Crème Brûlée: Oh, you fancy, huh? (via A Full Measure of Happiness)

27. Raspberry + Coconut Scones: Someone, please throw a tea party and serve these scones to us. (via The Vegan Cookbook Aficionado)

28. Slow Cooker Coconut Hot Chocolate: Toasted coconut, melting chocolate, sweet marshmallows… the story for this sweet treat would go a little something like this: “The hot chocolate was so delicious that she put so much in her cup, it began to overflow.” (via How Sweet It Is)

29. White Chocolate Coconut Rice Krispie Treats: A grown-up version of a kids snack. That’s the way (uh huh, uh huh) we like it. (via Cooking Classy)

30. Easy Strawberry Coconut Sorbet: And last but not least, a palate cleanser. You may need this between bites of all these other tasty sweets. (via Wishful Chef)

Which coconut-themed dessert are you cuckoo for? Tell us in the comments below!