Dreamy Coconut and Pineapple Dessert

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This dreamy coconut and pineapple dessert recipe is a sweet symphony between the fruity flavour of pineapple and the exquisite taste of coconut. Compare this recipe idea with other dinner party food ideas and this one will stand out the best. This recipe has a light and airy texture to it that is super moist with layers of coconut pudding, whipped cream and pineapple bits. This lovely dessert recipe stays true to its name—dreamy! You’ll notice how uncomplicated and easy this recipe is to prepare. Don’t be alarmed to know how nutritious this dessert recipe is apart from its luscious taste. There is a good amount of nutrition present in this amazing coconut pineapple recipe that comes from the goodness of pineapple and coconut milk combined. Coconut milk benefits are not to be taken for granted. There are abundant coconut milk benefits like fibre, vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6 and minerals including iron, selenium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous. Unlike cow's milk, coconut milk is lactose-free and a great substitute for cow’s milk especially for people who are lactose intolerant. Coconut milk is a popular choice with vegans and makes a great base as a dairy alternative in baking.

This delicious dreamy coconut and pineapple dessert recipe tastes great on its own or with other toppings added to it. To make it extra decadent, add your choice of fruits like berries or assorted nuts or even candy sprinkles. Add a tablespoon of instant vanilla pudding to the whipped cream for extra firmness. Adding instant vanilla pudding prevents the cream from turning watery in texture. To make this recipe interesting, you can replace whipped cream with coconut ice cream as well. A healthier option in the place of ladyfingers in this recipe would be to substitute it either with store-bought gluten-free cake or sugar-free angel food cake.

There are many pineapple health benefits and its nutritional value cannot be underestimated. Pineapple contains enzymes, which has been shown to be an effective anti-inflammatory, muscle relaxant, and digestive aid. Other important pineapple health benefits are vitamin C and A. For the best quality of pineapples, always look for Costa Rica- or Hawaii-grown pineapples. If you want to use canned pineapple for this recipe, then make sure to drain the pineapple in a mesh strainer. You can drain out all the liquid using the back of a spoon against the strainer. If necessary, after draining the pineapple you can place the fruit on layers of paper towels to finish wicking out the excess liquid. Make sure the paper towel does not stick to the pineapple!

Thank you to Marty at the Love Foodies food blog for sharing this satisfying dreamy coconut and pineapple dessert recipe with us. Do visit Marty’s blog for more interesting dessert recipes. This dreamy coconut and pineapple dessert recipe is a great one among other dinner party food ideas especially if you love the tropical flavours of pineapple and coconut together. Try this delicious dessert recipe today! **

Nutrition Facts of the Dreamy Coconut and Pineapple Dessert from Love Foodies
Ingredients: Lady fingers (savoiardi), pineapple juice, Malibu, pineapple rings, sugar, cornstarch, coconut milk, egg yolks, whipping cream, powdered sugar, shredded coconut.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 6 servings *Per Serving: Calories 468, Calories from Fat 262, Total Fat 29.1g 45%, Saturated Fat 22.7g 113%, Cholesterol 117mg 39%, Sodium 68mg 3%, Potassium 454mg 13%, Carbohydrates 50.2g 17%, Dietary Fiber 4.5g 18%, Sugars 32.6g, Protein 5.4g, Vitamin A 9%, Vitamin C 138%, Calcium 6%, Iron 16%

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