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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
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.
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.
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.
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!!
I 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.
Pineapple Coconut Fool Dessert
For the pineapple compote:
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.
Besides the pineapple coconut fool, Shanna also picked some more pineapple coconut themed recipes to share:
- Coconut Ice Cream with Pineapple Curd Swirl
- Pineapple Coconut Sweet Rolls
- Pineapple Coconut Champagne Cocktail
- Grilled Pineapple, Crispy Pork Belly, Burrata and Arugula Pizza
- Coconut Banana Macadamia Nut Pancakes with Homemade Coconut Syrup
Plus here are a few of my healthy fruity parfaits: