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20 Easy Coconut Dessert Recipes for Summer

From coconut macarons to fancy French coconut cake, these coconut dessert recipes will have you dreaming of summer!

By: Caitlin Lawler, Editor, TheBestDessertRecipes
Coconut Dessert Recipes

Vanilla and chocolate are great go-to flavors, but when you're craving a dessert with original, exciting flavor, nothing beats coconut. There are so many things to love about coconut, from its satisfying texture to its fresh, tropical taste.

This makes it the perfect key ingredient in many delicious desserts. In honor of this delightful food, we've put together a list of our top coconut desserts from These coconut delights are perfect for any season, (but especially the summertime), and you'll be able to find a dessert that satisfies your sweet tooth whether you crave something that's tangy and fruity or something rich and chocolatey.

One of the wonderful things about coconut desserts is that they come in many different shapes and sizes, so there's something everyone can make and enjoy. Whether you love a good cake, cookie, or dessert bar, you're in luck. You'll find recipes for these treats and more in this list of 20 Coconut Desserts to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth.

Coconut Cake Recipes

Moist and Fluffy Coconut Cake

There's really no better pairing than coconut and fluffy cake! These coconut cake recipes are simple, flavorful, and perfect for the summertime. Their bright, fresh flavors will put a smile on your face on even the most sweltering summer days. Plus, coconut has tons of healthy benefits, too!

Coconut Pie Recipes

Dreamy Coconut Cream Pie

These delicious pies are sure to be crowd pleasers. Whether you are a fan of the classic coconut cream pie or love the freedom of a well made dessert lasagna, you will find a recipe to meet your needs.

If you're looking for an exciting no-bake recipe, then try one of our most popular coconut desserts, the Coconut Cream Pie Sex in a Pan! You really can't go wrong when it comes to choosing which coconut pie to make.

Coconut Cookie Recipes

English Coconut Macaroons

The first cookie that comes to mind when you think of classic coconut cookies is probably the coconut macaroon, but there are plenty of other delicious cookies that put coconuts to good use. We have, of course, included a few coconut macaroon recipes in our list, because the sweet, chewy macaroon is the perfect cookie for tea time or a coffee break.

We've also included recipes for more yummy coconut cookies that you won't want to pass up. Try out the Copycat White Chocolate Samoa Cookies, for example, if you want to try recreating your favorite Girl Scout cookie.

Creative Coconut Dessert Recipes

Toasted Coconut Chocolate

Now that we've taken care of the most well-known coconut desserts, it's time to get creative. These coconut concoctions are fun and memorable recipes that make the most of that fresh coconut flavor.

You can make  Blissful Baked Coconut Doughnuts for a sweet breakfast or Lazy Day Macaroon Bars for a quick and easy snack. Whichever recipe you choose to make, it is sure to impress.

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