There’s something about coconut that we love in baking, even more so when it’s used in these coconut dessert recipes.
Maybe it’s that refreshing taste, maybe it’s because it makes us feel like we’re on a tropical island, or maybe it’s because it’s a sneaky way to get in some flavor without being too overwhelming.
Whatever it is, these desserts with coconut are seriously the best coconut desserts you’ll find, ranging from cookies to cheesecakes to tarts.
You’ll find kid-friendly coconut desserts, as well as more detailed recipes that will test your baking skills and teach you some new techniques.
Enjoy this round up of the best coconut dessert recipes and let us know which one you love the most.
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1. Coconut Rum Cake
This Coconut Rum Cake adds even more Caribbean flavor to the classic cake recipe with the sweet infusion of coconut and a buttery glaze.
2. Coconut Panna Cotta
This dairy-free Coconut Panna Cotta recipe makes an impressive, creamy dessert that is so easy to make!
You only need a few simple ingredients to pull it off and you will be sure to impress everyone.
3. Coconut Almond Loaf Cake
This Coconut Almond Loaf Cake is so buttery and moist, full of texture, and packs a delightful coconut flavor.
And let’s not forget those perfectly caramelized, chewy exteriors. An incredibly easy and quick, yet delicious treat!
4. Coconut Macaroon Cookies
These Coconut Macaroon Cookies are a quick and easy dessert, perfect for holiday baking!
The cookies are light and crunchy on the outside and chewy in the middle. When dipped in chocolate, they might be the perfect dessert.
5. Coconut Clementine Mini Loaf Cakes
Fresh, soft and moist, these mini loaf cakes are packed with citrus and coconut cream and are so simple to make.
For ultimate flavor, FRESH juice is a must here!
6. Strawberry Rhubarb Coconut Milk Popsicles
These Strawberry Rhubarb Coconut Milk Popsicles are sweet, tart, creamy, and refreshing.
They’re a dairy-free frozen treat that will keep you cool all summer.
7. Coconut Lush Dessert
This easy coconut lush dessert is a twist on an old-time favorite! It’s creamy, coconutty, and luscious!
It’s also incredibly easy and made WITHOUT any instant pudding mix!
8. Gluten-free Coconut Cupcakes
These ultra-coconutty Gluten-Free Coconut Cupcakes are vegan, allergy-free, and so easy to make!
A healthy coconut cake made with coconut milk, coconut oil, and shredded coconut; baked and topped with a delicious dairy-free coconut buttercream frosting with toasted coconut shreds!
A perfect dessert recipe for any occasion!
9. Coconut Cheesecake
Would you believe it only takes 10 minutes to prep this coconut cheesecake?
Then bake for one hour and cool!
10. Coconut Milk Chocolate Chip Pound Cake
This recipe for Coconut Milk Chocolate Chip Pound Cake uses coconut milk and coconut oil for ultimate coconut flavor and fluffy, moist texture.
11. Coconut Tart with Strawberries
This Coconut Tart with Strawberries is a stunner of a dessert!
This tart is made with a Toasted Coconut Shortbread Crust that is filled with a creamy Coconut Panna Cotta.
To finish, we decorated this tart with fresh strawberries, strawberry jelly, and toasted coconut flakes!
12. Vegan Coconut Tres Leches Cake
Extra sweet, coconut-y, and easy to make!
This Vegan Coconut Tres Leches with Coconut Whipped Cream is the perfect summertime bake.
13. Coconut Cake with Coconut Frosting
This Coconut Cake is moist, fluffy, perfectly sweet, seriously delicious, and extra coconut-y!
There is no better cake to bake for any and all occasions. It’s truly the perfect treat!
14. Coconut Creme Brulee
Sweet, coconut-y, and silky smooth!
This Coconut Crème Brûlée is so much easier to make than you might think, absolutely delicious, and perfect for any and all occasions. SO. GOOD.
15. No Bake Coconut Cheesecake Jars
No bake coconut cheesecake + fresh strawberry pie filling make for the PERFECT summer dessert!
There’s no artificial coloring or flavoring in these No Bake Coconut Strawberry Cheesecake Jars and they can be made gluten free, dairy free and vegan too!
16. Coconut Mocha Pie
This Coconut Mocha Pie has a toasted coconut pastry crust filled with dark chocolate custard, topped with dalgona coffee swirled with whipped coconut cream!
17. Coconut Date Balls
These coconut date bliss balls are chewy, nutritious, and delicious.
They’re no-bake and the perfect make-ahead treat!
18. Coconut Dream Bars
Coconut Dream Bars are an incredibly addictive old fashioned cookie bar with a toffee shortbread crust and a gooey coconut filling.
They are super easy to make with basic ingredients you probably already have in your pantry.
19. Coconut Peach Custard Pie
This stunning Peach Custard Pie is filled with fresh sliced peaches and a dreamy coconut custard.
It’s topped with clusters of coconut streusel.
20. Coconut Chewy Granola Cookies
Ever tried granola cookies?
Tropical Coconut Chewy Granola Cookies are soft baked with a unique crunchy granola coconut texture.
Bake up a vacation with these tropical inspired Granola Cookies today!
21. Snowball Cookies
This Snowball Cookie Recipe bakes cookies that are crisp on the outside and soft on the inside, and with a hint of coconut added to the frosting, your senses might think you’ve been transported to a tropical beach.
22. Cottontail Rabbit Cookies
Super cute bunny cookies are almost too adorable to eat.
These Cottontail Rabbit Cookies have a wonderful sugar cookie base with frosting and colored coconut for a fluffy tasty dessert.
23. Coconut Bundt Cake
Banana coconut bundt cake will change your mind about coconut!
Delicious and moist with a light glaze, it’s perfect with a cup of tea or coffee!
24. Coconut Tartlets
Coconut and jam tartlets are rather addictive!
Easy to make and even easier to devour!
25. Chocolate Coconut Cookies
Chocolate coconut cookies are chewy, crunchy, buttery, and rich!
They’re like chocolate chip cookies but better!
26. Coconut Mug Cake
Coconut mug cake for one!
If you’re looking for a low-carb dessert that’s ready in minutes, give this coconut mug cake a try.
27. Coconut Mint Ice Cream
Coconut mint ice cream with fresh mint is the perfect no-churn ice cream recipe for summertime!
Fresh mint ice cream is so simple and easy!
28. Flan de Coco with Coconut Milk
This simple Flan de Coco (or coconut flan) is an easy dessert to prepare all year round with pantry ingredients!
29. Coconut Sugar Cookies
The coconut sugar cookies dipped in chocolate are soft and chewy in the middle, perfectly sweet, and loaded with coconut.
Made with only a few basic baking ingredients, this is a perfect cookie recipe to have in your repertoire.
30. Coconut Lucuma Ice Cream
This non-dairy Coconut Lucuma Ice Cream features frozen lucuma pulp, coconut milk and coconut whipping cream, eggs, and vanilla.
It’s a creamy, rich, custard-style ice cream that will have you asking for more.
31. Honey Carrot Coconut Loaf
This life-changing Honey Carrot Coconut Loaf is the only Easter recipe you will ever need.
Made with coconut milk, fresh carrots and topped with the best cream cheese frosting.
32. Healthy Coconut Chocolate Balls
These rich and decadent Bounty balls are an easy, healthy version of the Bounty bars we loved as kids.
With 5 simple ingredients, these coconut chocolate balls taste pretty much like the original, but they are made with wholesome ingredients.
I warn you – don’t make too many as they are addictive, and you won’t be able to stop eating them!
33. Coconut Lemon Raspberry Muffins
These coconut lemon raspberry muffins are bursting with juicy raspberries and hints of lemon and coconut.
Perfect for sharing, these fluffy jumbo muffins will make any breakfast or brunch special!
34. Mango Coconut Cupcakes
These mango coconut cupcakes have a light coconut cupcake base, are filled with homemade mango curd, and then topped with coconut buttercream and toasted coconut!
They’re the perfect summer dessert if you love mango and coconut!
35. Chocolate Coconut Donuts
These baked chocolate coconut donuts are soft, moist and topped with silky chocolate ganache and shredded coconut!
They’re the perfect weekend breakfast treat or simple dessert for the coconut lover in your life!
36. Chocolate Coconut Brownies
Chocolate Coconut Brownies are chocolaty on the bottom with a chewy gooey coconut topping.
Deliciously moist and easy to make too!
37. Coconut Burfi
Coconut burfi (fudge) is soft, slightly chewy, and delicious.
Sugar, milk, and desiccated coconut are the main ingredients in this burfi.
In India, coconut burfi (fudge) is a popular festival sweet. This recipe is naturally gluten-free and can be made vegan.
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