Are you crazy for coconut? Then you will go nuts for these low carb, gluten-free coconut dessert recipes.
When I was in my early 20s, I had the amazing opportunity to live on the lovely island of Barbados for 6 months. In my efforts to get into graduate school in paleoanthropology, I was helping on a research project at the Barbados Primate Research Center and Wildlife Reserve. While every week day was taken up with studying the vervet monkeys that roam this small Caribbean island, every weekend was spent, as you might imagine, at the beach. We had quite a fun gang of researchers and locals and it was a wild and wonderful time.
One of our local friends, Richard, was very adept at scaling coconut trees. And he was not a small guy, either! This was my first introduction to really fresh coconut milk and coconut meat, which came not from the older brown coconuts but from the young green ones. There was this jelly-like flesh inside that was so delicious and could be easily scooped out with your fingers. It was vastly different from anything I’d ever known as “coconut” and it kind of blew my mind.
I’ve always been crazy for coconut, but I think my time in Barbados made me more so. From Pina Coladas to coconut curries to coconut cake, I am quite a coconut fiend. And I know many of you are as well, so I rounded up all of my best coconut dessert recipes for your cooking pleasure. Plus a few from some other great bloggers as well. Let’s go crazy for coconuts together!
Recipes from Other Bloggers
Coconut Frenzy Cake from I Breathe, I’m Hungry