At One Green Planet, we are nuts about coconut. There is no part of the coconut we don’t use — the meat, the milk, the oil, the water — all of it. We even make butter, sugar, and flour out of coconut.
That’s why we are excited that May 8th is National Coconut Cream Pie Day! Cream pies are so rich, so luxurious, and so decadent. You can get as creative as you want by adding fruit, chocolate, peanut butter, or nuts. Banana is always a favorite — look at these 10 Banana Cream Pies That are Dairy-Free and Delicious.
The crust can be made out of all types of nuts, dates, or other ingredients, like cookies. Cream pies can be no-bake, or even raw. Take a look at these 10 Fresh and Delicious No-Bake Pies that you can make even on the hottest summer days.
Coconut cream is light, fluffy, delicious, and so easy to make. It turns any dessert into a special treat. So let’s celebrate National Coconut Cream Pie Day with these 15 pies that are made rich and creamy with coconut cream.
1. No-Bake Banana Coconut Cream Pie
This No-Bake Banana Coconut Cream Pie is rich, decadent, and ridiculously easy to make. Dates, nuts, and oats are crushed and combined with maple syrup for the crust, and then coconut cream, cashews, and a banana are blended for the filling. In just 35 minutes, you’ll have yourself a fresh and delicious banana coconut cream pie! Amazing!
2. The Best Banana Cream Pie Ever
It’s not an exaggeration to call this The Best Banana Cream Pie Ever. This banana cream pie really is the best with a grain-free crust made of just almonds, dates, and coconut. The filling is creamy coconut and banana. It’s just like the one you remember from your childhood, but better in every way. You might even say it’s the best.
3. Raw Coconut Lime Pie
The crust of this Raw Coconut Lime Pie is made by blending coconut, coconut flour, and dates together, resulting in a base that’s sweet, nutty, and a little crumbly. The tart and creamy lime filling is made velvety by combining cashews with coconut butter and silken tofu. This dessert is perfect for warm spring and summer days.
4. No-Bake Coconut Pear Cream Tart
This No-Bake Coconut Pear Cream Tart is truly delicious. It’s quick to prepare as no baking is required and the resulting flavors are subtle, yet indulgent. Pears and coconuts are your new BFFs. You’ll be very tempted to go back for a second slice.
5. Coconut Cream Pie With Blackberry Chia Jam
This Coconut Cream Pie With Blackberry Chia Jam has a light and fluffy coconut cream filling that’s made with silken tofu. The crust is flaky, tender, and delicious. Inside is a homemade blackberry chia jam that adds sweet, fruity flavor, and a gorgeous purple color.
6. Frozen Blueberry Tart With a Lavender Coconut Crust
Floral, salty, crunchy, icy, juicy, fruity, creamy, minty, and maple-y … this Frozen Blueberry Tart With a Lavender Coconut Crust is all of those things in one bite! It’s easy to make, can be made the night before the party, and when garnished with a mound of fresh berries and mint, it’s a total show-stopper! After you make this tart once, you’ll be inspired to recreate it using different fruits and flavors.
7. No-Bake Mini Banoffee Pies
If a dessert made of almonds, dates, banana, vanilla, and coconut sounds good to you, then you have to make these Mini Banoffee Pies. These bite-sized treats have four layers of deliciousness. First, there is a crust of dates and almonds. Second, a layer of almond-y date caramel. Third, a layer of sweet banana slices, and finally, a generous dollop of coconut whipped cream. This gluten-free take on a classic English dessert is sure to win over your taste buds.
8. Banana Cream Pie
This Banana Cream Pie is the ultimate indulgence. The graham cracker and pecan crust is filled with a luscious tofu banana cream custard. Then, it’s topped with homemade coconut whipped cream and sweet caramel sauce. Garnished with more bananas and pecans, this dessert is cool, creamy, and a banana lover’s dream come true.
9. Classic No-Bake Coconut Lemon Tart
This Classic No-Bake Coconut Lemon Tart is a beautiful dessert that’s so easy to whip up and will impress all your friends. The crust is just nuts, dates, and coconut. The coconut cream filling is rich, creamy, and made even better with a hint of tangy lemon.
10. Raw Matcha Coconut Cream Pie
The sweet flavor of coconut along with earthy matcha is simply heavenly and this Raw Matcha Coconut Cream Pie is simple to make. It has a classic raw pie crust filled with a matcha-laced coconut cream and large flaked coconut like a classic coconut cream pie, but so much better!
11. No-Bake Strawberry Cream Pie
Strawberries and coconut cream are a match made in heaven and this No-Bake Strawberry Cream Pie will make you think you’ve gone to heaven yourself. This pie is super easy, super healthy, and super delicious. They’re a prime example of the beauty of raw desserts — they don’t take long to make and they’re on the healthier side of the spectrum, so you can feel good about having a second slice.
12. Raspberry Dream Pie
Cream pies like this Raspberry Dream Pie are the perfect summer dessert. This recipe showcases the best of coconut, from the coconut shreds in the crust to the coconut meat, water, nectar, and butter in the filling. It’s so creamy and delicious, you’ll think you’re dreaming, but don’t worry, this is real.
13. No-Bake Chocolate Banana Cream Cake
Get ready to meet your new BFF. This No-Bake Chocolate Banana Cream Cake knows you’re busy, but that you still need decadent desserts in your life. With this cake, all you need is a few ingredients and a blender. In minutes, you’ll have a dessert that looks fancy but was really easy. Plus, it’s healthy and delicious.
14. Cherry Chocolate Pie
This Cherry Chocolate Pie has coconut running all through it from the coconut shreds in the crust to the coconut yogurt in the filling. Chia cherry jam sits on a raw pie crust base of seeds and Medjool dates. The cherry jam is sweet, tart, and the perfect texture. The pie is then topped with cool, creamy coconut yogurt, and garnished with fresh cherries and cacao nibs. Serve this decadent dessert chilled.
15. Coconut Cream Stuffed Pear With Chocolate
This Coconut Cream Stuffed Pear With Chocolate breaks the rules a little bit since it’s not a pie, but with that rich, creamy coconut cream, you don’t need the crust. Warm, aromatic, marinated pears are filled with cool, coconut cream and topped with a rich, chocolate sauce. You get all the luxurious creaminess of a cream pie but, without all the dough. That means you can eat even more coconut cream!
It’s easy to see why everyone is so nuts about coconuts. These rich and creamy coconut cream pies are filled with mouthwatering, decadent coconutty goodness.
Lead image source: No-Bake Strawberry Cream Pie