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!
Coconut Cheesecake with Macadamia Nut Crust
Better than Mounds Chocolate Coconut Cups
Slow Cooker Raspberry Coconut Cake
Dark Chocolate Coconut Caramel Cups
Raspberry Coconut Cream Popsicles
Cranberry Almond Coconut Macaroons
Mini Chocolate Macadamia Coconut Tarts
Recipes from Other Bloggers
Chocolate Coconut Bars from the Nourished Caveman
Lime Coconut Cheesecake from Wheatless Buns
White Chocolate Coconut Fudge from Sugar Free Mom
Coconut Frenzy Cake from I Breathe, I’m Hungry
Strawberry Coconut Mousse from Sugar Free Londoner
Coconut Almond Macaroon Cookies from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Coconut Custard from Low Carb Yum
Lemon Coconut Cake from Ditch the Carbs
Coconut Strawberry Pops from Keto Adapted
Chocolate Coconut Candies from Keto Diet Blog
Vanilla Coconut Ice Cream from The Low Carb Diet
Coconut White Chocolate Pecan Mug Cake from I Breathe, I’m Hungry
Cherry Coconut Cheesecake Popsicles from Sugar Free Mom
Coconut Macaroon Fat Bombs from The Nourished Caveman
Coconut Cupcakes from Low Carb Yum
Debra D St Louis says
Those desserts look so delicious must try them
Could you please post the nutrition info for the almond joy brownies?
I have the carb count in my post here. https://alldayidreamaboutfood.com/2016/02/low-carb-almond-joy-brownies.html
Thank you so much! They look amazing and have such little carbs! Truly a winner:)
Libby at ditchthecarbs.com says
Whoah, I am making some of these this weekend for sure. Thanks for including my coconut cake and ice cream. Right, off to the kitchen!
Yum coconut! Thanks for including my cookies that really need a new photo! I guess I need to make cookies.
I just made the coconut creme pie this past weekend for my dad’s birthday. He looooooves coconut and we all are doing some form of Paleo/THM thing. He was shocked at the decadence of it! And since some of us are lactose intolerant I subbed out heavy cream for a can of coconut milk + a little almond milk to make the correct amount. Soooooo wonderful!! Thank you!
AZ@...And A Dash of Cinnamon says
The first time I had real coconut blew my mind too. I didn’t think I would like it since I wasn’t a fan of the sweetened coconut that was all I thought there was, but I loved it. I go for real or unsweetened only now and love it so much! Especially toasted