Coconuts Recipes

Coconut is common in dessert recipes such as Coconut Macaroons, Tangerine Cupcakes with Coconut Frosting, and Apricot-Nut Spice Cake with Coconut Butter Frosting. But try it as part of a main dish, too, with Cocunut Turkey Spears or Sizzling Shrimp with Tangy Coconut Sauce.

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Pina Colada Yogurt Parfait

From EatingWell

Take a trip to the tropics with our pina colada inspired parfait. It even makes a great breakfast when you need a sunny start to your day.

Pina Colada Yogurt Parfait

Coconut Creamed Corn

From EatingWell

Creamed corn goes tropical with coconut milk, cilantro and lime juice. We love this with the kick of crushed red pepper, but it's great without it if you don't enjoy spicy food. Try it with garlic-rubbed grilled flank steak and a vinegary Asian slaw.

Coconut Creamed Corn

Curried Coconut Shrimp on Rice Stick Noodles

From Midwest Living

Ginger, curry, and red pepper add a nice heat to this shrimp and noodle recipe. Cilantro and coconut served on top add even more flavor.

Curried Coconut Shrimp on Rice Stick Noodles

Crispy Coconut Shrimp Lettuce Wraps with Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce

From Tyler Florence

Crispy Coconut Shrimp Lettuce Wraps with Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce

Pina Colada Poundcake

From Family Circle

The blend of pineapple, lime, and coconut in this moist pound cake are as sweet as a tropical breeze. It's the perfect dessert for a Mexican or Caribbean dinner.

Pina Colada Poundcake

Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Sundae Cake

From Midwest Living

To make this spectacular towering frozen dessert, layer a homemade cake with ice cream and fruit.

Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Sundae Cake

Individual Toasted Coconut & Lemongrass Bread Puddings

From Fine Cooking Magazine

Several textures play well together here: The rich custard and soft bread are perfect foils for the crisp, toasty coconut.

Individual Toasted Coconut & Lemongrass Bread Puddings

Coconut-Pecan Frosting

From Taste of the South

Coconut-Pecan Frosting

Garden-Fresh Asparagus Soup

From EatingWell

This lemony asparagus soup is spiced with a touch of curry and gets added richness from "lite" coconut milk and creamy red potatoes. Top it with a dollop of creme fraiche or plain yogurt and serve warm or chilled.

Garden-Fresh Asparagus Soup

Island-Style Banana Bread

From Better Homes and Gardens

Give basic banana bread a tropical twist with this quick bread recipe. It makes two loaves: one to share, one to keep.

Island-Style Banana Bread

Banana Dessert Wraps

From Betty Crocker

From Betty's Soul Food Collection... You've got dessert wrapped up in a snap with this caramel-drizzled treat. Should you mention that they're quick to prepare? No way! Just eat up the compliments!

Banana Dessert Wraps

Atkins Coconut Layer Cake

From Atkins - Phase 2

This Recipe is appropriate for Phases 2, 3, & 4 of the Atkins Diet. Join Atkins today to sign up for your Free Quick-Start Kit including 3 Atkins Bars and gain access to Free Tools and Community, as well as over 1,500 other Free Atkins-friendly Recipes.

Atkins Coconut Layer Cake

Carrot Cake

From EatingWell

Carrots give carrot cake a health-halo effect--people think it's health food, but it's usually very high in fat and calories. But our version has about 40 percent less calories and 50 percent less fat than most. First, we use less oil in our batter. Then we skip the butter in the frosting (don't worry, it's still light and smooth). To ensure the cake is moist, we add nonfat buttermilk and crushed pineapple.

Carrot Cake

Millionaire's Pie

From Midwest Living

This dessert pie, layered with chocolate, coconut, and pecans, tastes like a million dollars!

Millionaire's Pie

No-Bake Cookies

From EatingWell

Your kids will love helping you make these peanut butter-graham treats.

No-Bake Cookies

Chocolate-Banana Pudding

From Taste of the South

Chocolate-Banana Pudding

Jasmine Risotto Spring Rolls with Vanilla Dipping Sauce

From Vegetarian Times

When Araminta David was assigned to create a fruit dessert for her Light and Healthy Desserts class at Johnson & Wales University in Denver, Colo., she put together this recipe. "It features carbs and fruit for energy and can be made ahead of time to be eaten on the go," she says.

Jasmine Risotto Spring Rolls with Vanilla Dipping Sauce

Ambrosia

From The Food Channel

This contemporary update of the recipe uses fresh fruit and shaved coconut, and can almost be considered a palate cleanser, similar to a sorbet or light salad.

Ambrosia

Coconut-Chicken Curry

From Better Homes and Gardens

Shave fresh coconut meat into strips or curls to top this Indian-inspired main dish. Toasting the coconut strips in the oven brings out their nutty flavor.

Coconut-Chicken Curry

Fruit-Topped Coconut Cupcakes

From Better Homes and Gardens

A fresh take on holiday dessert, these tropical cakes will become a favorite. Their delightful flavor comes from unsweetened coconut milk, shredded coconut, and toasted coconut chips.

Fruit-Topped Coconut Cupcakes

Coconut Cake

From Taste of the South

Coconut Cake

Coconut-Almond Candy Bars

From Better Homes and Gardens

This candy bar recipe makes many candy bars to wrap and share with friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors.

Coconut-Almond Candy Bars

Double-Coconut Cream Pie

From Better Homes and Gardens

Cream of coconut makes this pie filling rich, velvety, and full of flavor. Look for nonalcoholic cream of coconut where alcoholic beverage mixes are sold in the grocery store.

Double-Coconut Cream Pie

CC's Sawdust Pie

From Family Circle

Don't let the title stop you from baking this pie recipe. The "sawdust" is a mixture of graham cracker crumbs, pecans, and coconut mixed with egg whites and sugar that becomes a sweet and chewy filling when baked.

CC's Sawdust Pie

pina colada trifle

From Family Circle

Trifles are perfect make-ahead desserts for parties. The flavors mellow with chilling and the layers of cake, fruit, and cream are always festive. For this trifle, marshmallow cream and crushed pineapple are folded into the whipped cream.

pina colada trifle

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