Pineapple Coconut Fool Dessert

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Pineapple coconut fool has layers of caramelized pineapple and naturally sweetened whipped cream (or coconut cream, for a vegan dessert), proving that a healthy fruit dessert can still be totally decadent. You’ll love this creamy, dreamy Pineapple Coconut Fool. It’s one of the best gluten-free no bake dessert recipes in my recipe box!

I am so excited welcome Shanna from Pineapple and Coconut. I don’t remember which recipe of Shanna’s first caught my eye, but that’s only because all of her food photography is absolutely stunning. And you know I love her approach of balancing healthy, fresh food with fabulous sweets, especially when those treats use the highest quality ingredients she can get her hands on. Be sure to stop by her blog and enter to win the NINJA Supra Kitchen System that she is giving away! Round out dinner by checking out Love Bakes Good Cakes for some Healthy Meals or The NY Melrose Family for some Healthy Snack Ideas in our #EatHealthy15 Series.

Pineapple Coconut Fool

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Happy New Year Cupcake and Kale Chips readers! Hope its off to a great start for you all already. I am Shanna and I am the blogger, recipe creator and photographer of the blog, Pineapple and Coconut. I am all about healthy eats, the occasional sweet treat and a fun cocktail now and then too. My main focus and food philosophy is organics and the best quality ingredients I can get to make my recipes taste awesome.

Pineapple Coconut Fool - layers of caramelized pineapple and naturally sweetened whipped cream (or coconut cream to make it vegan) prove that a healthy fruit dessert can be decadent| pineappleandcoconut.com for cupcakesandkalechips.com | gluten free

Lots of people think my blog is ONLY Pineapple and or Coconut recipes, and it’s not. I like to make a wide variety, but they are my favorite ingredients. So today, I made a healthy dessert to start off the new year right, a pineapple coconut fool. I love fools – so easy to prepare and a much lighter dessert than all the cakes, cookies and pies of the recent holidays but still tastes decadent.

Pineapple Coconut Fool - layers of caramelized pineapple and naturally sweetened whipped cream (or coconut cream to make it vegan) prove that a healthy fruit dessert can be decadent| pineappleandcoconut.com for cupcakesandkalechips.com | gluten free
You can make pineapple coconut fool either traditionally, with heavy whipped cream, or vegan, using coconut whipped cream.

I included directions in the recipe notes for the coconut whipped cream. Its not as fluffy as traditional whipped cream but still just as delicious.

Pineapple Coconut Fool - layers of caramelized pineapple and naturally sweetened whipped cream (or coconut cream to make it vegan) prove that a healthy fruit dessert can be decadent| pineappleandcoconut.com for cupcakesandkalechips.com | gluten free
I am planning on lots more pineapple and coconut recipes this year on my blog and if I can pull it off an entire month of recipes hopefully this summer. I will have to get busy cooking and baking! Hope you enjoy this healthy dessert and have a wonderful new year. Happy 2015!!

 

Shanna Car Selfie 2014I am Shanna, a mom, wife, photographer, food blogger and stylist. I write, develop recipes and photograph for my blog, Pineapple and Coconut, as well as various brands and freelance projects. I also work as a freelance food photographer. I believe in making healthy recipes as well as sweet treats out of the best ingredients I can find. Always organic, Non-GMO and locally sourced as much as possible. Life is too short not to eat real cake, but I make sure its the best cake there is. I love a big salad full of tons of fresh ingredients, sustainable fish and seafood, and my favorite cuisines are Hawaiian, Mexican and Japanese. I love coffee, red wine and bourbon, but not all at the same time.

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Pineapple Coconut Fool

Pineapple Coconut Fool Dessert

Layers of caramelized pineapple and naturally sweetened whipped cream (or coconut cream, if you want to make it vegan) prove that a healthy fruit dessert can still be totally decadent.
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 35 mins
Servings: 4

Ingredients

For the pineapple compote:

For the whipped cream and serving:

  • 1 cup whipped cream full fat heavy cream OR full fat coconut cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons coconut sugar
  • Toasted coconut flakes - optional

Instructions

For the pineapple compote:

  • In a small saucepan over medium-high heat combine the pineapple, coconut sugar and lime and simmer until slightly thickened, almost jam like, about 15 minutes.
  • Let cool completely then chill in an airtight container. The mixture will thicken up more once chilled

For the whipped cream and serving:

  • When ready to serve prepare the whipped cream. Either using full fat heavy cream or coconut cream* whip until thickened, add in the vanilla and sweeten with coconut sugar until desired sweetness level is reached.
  • In 4 parfait glasses or bowls layer the cream and pineapple mixture.
  • Top with toasted coconut flakes and serve.

Notes

If using coconut milk/cream to make coconut whipped cream use FULL FAT from the can, do not use carton coconut milk. Try to find the kind without thickeners such as guar gum in it or else they wont whip and get thick. Chill in the fridge at least 24 hours. Pour off the liquid and scoop out the thick cream. Whip like you would with dairy whipping cream. It wont be as thick and fluffy, but it still works well.
Nutrition Facts
Pineapple Coconut Fool Dessert
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 418 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 29mg1%
Potassium 723mg21%
Carbohydrates 99g33%
Fiber 7g28%
Sugar 89g99%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 385IU8%
Vitamin C 53.2mg64%
Calcium 106mg11%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Besides the pineapple coconut fool, Shanna also picked some more pineapple coconut themed recipes to share:

Coconut Ice Cream with Pineapple Curd Swirl-659 Pineapple Coconut Sweet Rolls-6042-2 Pineapple Coconut Champagne Cocktail-1534
Grilled Pineapple Pork Belly Pizza-5169 Coconut Mac Nut Pancakes-5654

Plus here are a few of my healthy fruity parfaits:

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9 Comments
  1. This looks amazing and here in Hawaii I have no excuse not to make it! 🙂
    I’ve been a fan of both your blog and Shanna’s, so it’s fun to visit you both at once!
    Much aloha–

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