Pina Colada Icebox Cake
Total TimePrep: 25 min. + chilling
Very confusing directions. Ingredients say 1 cup of coconut TOASTED. No where in directions does it mention the toasted coconut. I see the little note saying to toast the ½ cup that goes on top. When layering it is not clear if you repeat the graham cracker crust soaked in the coconut milk again. I would like to try this recipe but you guys need to be a whole lot more clearer on directions especially with the layering portion.
I made this again for my 4th of July picnic. This time I changed a couple of things which took this dessert over the top. Everyone who ate it raved about it from the rich filling to the presentation. I folded the pineapple into the pudding mixture instead of layering it on top. I then placed a small can of welled drained, patted dry mandarin oranges on top of pudding mixture, then sprinkled with 1 cup of shredded coconut. Repeated process for second layer. I was right when I said it would be even better with the oranges. They also added to the appearance of the dish.
I have made this a few times now and gotten rave reviews. I made it according to the recipe the first time, and it was great. The second and third time, I multiplied the recipe by 1.5 and repeated the layers a 3rd time. It just fit in my 9x13 pan with the lid on and was even better with the added layers. I tried it once without coconut for a friend who isn't a fan of coconut. Instead, I added extra pineapple, which made it a little too sweet in my opinion but still delicious. Thanks for a great no-bake summer recipe!
I'd posted on 10/2/2019 and I'm reviewing again: I did not see my review for this recipe! I'd used 2 sleeves of graham crackers which I'd halved, lemon instant pudding mix as vanilla instant pudding mix was not available. I used a 12x9" baking pan and alternated the layers of pudding mixture, toasted coconut and crushed pineapple. This dessert was a hit at our retirement community Labor Day gathering!
It was just okay to me, but my family really enjoyed it.
Looks delicious..My family loves pina colada anything .would like to try BUT my family actually gags on anything coconut. What could I use instead. Maybe a finely ground walnut mixed with crushed graham crackers?? Help I would really like to try this somehow.
We loved this! I also used soy cream cheese and almond whipped topping to make it dairy free.
Very tasty dessert! We have made it twice this summer for family gatherings and everyone enjoyed it. Definitely toast some of the coconut, it adds a nice depth of flavor and crunch.
What a wonderful summer recipe! I made this and took it along to a potluck during a campout and it was the hit of the meal. Many requests for the recipe and it was so cool and delicious on a hot summer night. I made it exactly as specified, but I ran out o milk for dipping the graham crackers, so just dipped the few remaining in regular milk. I also used sugar-free vanilla pudding and used about a 1/2 cup more coconut than called for.
At first, I was hesitate about making this because it had so many different flavors. I shared the cake with the neighbors and everyone loved it and even asked for the recipe. So easy and fast to put together. Everyone agreed this was a keeper so I will be making this again when I host card club night!!!