Best ever sweet coconut recipes

Try one of our 11 sweet coconut recipes for a summery dessert, teatime treat or indulgent brunch. From boozy coco-lime pie to coconut pancakes, we've got recipes to add coconut sweetness to every meal.

Boozy coco-lime pie

Like a happy mash-up of a key lime pie and a piña colada, this is a Saturday night kind of pudding. It’s easy to make but looks really impressive on the table. 


Banana and rum fritters (beignets bananes)

These delicious banana and rum fritters are traditional in The French Caribbean where they’re served every Sunday throughout January until Ash Wednesday. We think they’re delicious any time of year. Try our other Caribbean recipes to go with these fritters

Piña colada tarts

Add a Caribbean twist to your baking with pineapple, coconut and rum flavours of piña colada. Use ready-baked tarts if you want to make this dessert even easier. 

Coconut cake

This recipe for coconut cake bar makes the perfect tea-time treat. The use of coconut yogurt, coconut oil and condensed milk make this incredibly moist and pile on the delicious coconut flavours. 

Coconut panna cotta with caramelised mango

This beautiful panna cotta is a twist on the traditional Italian version with the refreshing Asian flavours of coconut and mango. You can buy toasted coconut shavings at health food shops and large supermarkets. Alphonso mangoes have a sweet, vanilla-ish flavour. If they’re not in season, you can use any mango variety.

Zoilo’s alfajores

Zoilo’s alfajores are light, crumbly cornflour biscuits sandwiched together with dulce de leche and rolled in desiccated coconut from Argentinian restaurant Zoilo. They’re a perfect little something sweet after a meal. 

Passion fruit and coconut crème brûlée

This tropical passion fruit and coconut twist on a classic crème brûlée is an easy but impressive dessert idea. We have plenty more fruity pudding ideas here

Raspberry and coconut macaroon tarts

These individual raspberry and coconut macaroon tarts look really pretty and taste even better. Make them ahead for a stunning dinner party dessert.

Fruity toots

The best sweet treat to enjoy without piling on the pounds. Full of natural sweetness instead of refined sugar, these little bites are made of dates, raisins, nuts and dried apricots. All mixed up with seeds and apple juice then rolled into individual balls. Serve each bite-sized treat in a mini cupcake

Meringue frosted cupcakes

Liven up party food with perfect peaks of meringue in our best ever cupcake recipe. Added sweetness comes from desiccated coconut and a base of raspberry jam.

Coconut pancakes with strawberries and lime syrup

This recipe for coconut pancakes with strawberries and lime syrup is a delicious start to the day. Plus, they’re under 500 calories. Like pancakes? Try our other pancake recipes here


Nectarine, coconut and lime tray-tart

This nectarine, coconut and lime tray-tart is easy to make, vegetarian and gluten-free. Served with a scoop of coconut ice cream, it makes a great pud