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- Homemade Whipped Cream: serve up your pie topped with homemade whipped cream to impress your guests. If you want to stick with the theme, you can also make this topping out of coconut milk instead of heavy or whipping cream.
- Homemade Ice Cream: nothing goes better with pie than a scoop of homemade ice cream. This recipe is quick and easy and will be the perfect side for a summer party.
- Easy Chocolate Ganache: whip up some chocolate ganache and drizzle it over the whipped cream topping. It will make the pie look extra fancy and tastes delicious too.
- Coconut shavings: take any extra coconut shavings and layer them over the top of the finished pie as a beautiful garnish that gives the pie a pleasant crunch.
You can also try making a homemade Graham Cracker Crust from my pie crust recipe.
Origins of Coconut Cream Pie
Coconut used to be incredibly expensive. People loved tropical delicacies in the continental United States but coconuts were notoriously hard to ship because they would go bad and it was difficult to keep them ripe. Eventually, a French company started shredding coconuts and selling the dried shavings around the world.
Dessert pies had been around in the US for decades at that point and were very popular because of how easy and decadent they were. The first coconut cream pie was a mixture of custard under a crust topped with coconut shavings.
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- Total Time:6 hours, 35 minutes
- Yield:one 9-inch pie
Fully Blind Bake Pie Crust
Some pie recipes call for fully baked crust and some recipes need a partially baked crust. Lemon meringue pie requires a partially baked pie crust because it will continue to bake with the filling. Coconut cream pie, like French silk pie for example, is a no-bake pie the filling does not go in the oven. We obviously dont want to eat raw pie dough, so we need a fully blind baked pie crust.
I published an entire tutorial about blind baking pie crust. I repeat *some* information here, but I encourage you to review the tutorial prior to beginning this coconut cream pie recipe.
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How To Make Coconut Cream Pie Filling
Like most homemade pudding, the coconut filling is made on the stove.
Bring the coconut milk, half-and-half, sugar, and salt to a boil. Whisk the egg yolks & cornstarch together and have them ready for tempering. To temper, add *some* of the boiling coconut mixture into the egg yolks, then add it all back into the pot. This *slowly* raises the egg yolks temperature. The purpose of tempering is to prevent scrambling them. You can watch me temper the egg yolks in the video above.
Off-heat, stir in the coconut, butter, vanilla, and coconut extracts. Next, pour the warm pudding into cooled crust, then cover and chill until thickened.
More Coconut Dessert Recipes:
Coconut Custard Pie A one-bowl, no-mixer pie with a short ingredients list that is SO easy to make and forms three different LAYERS while it bakes!! Mindlessly easy, goofproof, and coconut lovers will go crazy for this MAGIC pie!!
Samoas Cookie Pie This Samoa pie tastes even better than the Girl Scout cookies you grew up eating! Its layered with caramel sauce, chocolate, and shredded coconut. YUM!
Better-Than-Girl-Scout Samoas Cookie Bars Resembles Samoas but BETTER!! An Oreo crust topped with coconut, chocolate chips, and drenched in salted caramel!! Chewy, rich, decadent, and EASY!!
Salted Caramel Magic Bars A fun twist on the classic bars because everything is better with salted caramel! Fast, easy, no-mixer recipe thatll be a hit with everyone!
Rolo Seven Layer Bars The classic bar tastes even better with Rolos!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Magic Bars The classic recipe made even better with a chocolate chip cookie crust! One bowl, no mixer, fast and easy! Soft, chewy, gooey and so good!
Pineapple Coconut Bars Eat your piña colada rather than drinking one with these fast, EASY, no-mixer bars that taste TROPICAL!! Pineapple, coconut, white chocolate, and cherries!!
Mounds Bar Chocolate Coconut Brownies Like eating a Mounds candy bar thats on top of rich, fudgy brownies!! Easy and oh so good!!
Loaded Oatmeal Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies Soft, chewy, and loaded with chocolate! Sinking your teeth into a thick, hearty cookie is the best!! So good!
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Why This Recipe Works
Coconut cream pie is a light dessert full of silky smooth coconut custard and a topping of whipped cream and shredded coconut. It isnt difficult to make and comes together in under 30 minutes. I guess you could say its the more formal version of our coconut cream lush, making it great for holidays like Easter or Thanksgiving.
Anything Else You Need To Know
Coconuts are really bad for you! OK, let me rephrase that because I dont want to feel the wrath of the coconut industry. They are not bad for you, and they are an amazingly versatile fruit that can be eaten and used in many ways, including oil, water, milk, and over-priced carved souvenirs for tourists. But according to the USDA, if you eat an entire medium coconut , you will consume 118 grams of saturated fat. How much is that, you ask? Well, thats 590% of your recommended daily value, which seems like a lot. So dont eat a whole coconut.
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You Need To Try Blue Bell Coconut Cream Pie Ice Cream
A rich, coconut French ice cream with flakes of coconut, tasty pie crust pieces and a whipped topping swirl loaded with toasted coconut.
The new coconut cream pie ice cream is now available in both half gallon and pint sizes. We found our pint size at Walmart for around $2.50.
If you like coconut cream pie, you will love this.
What Type Of Coconut Milk For Coconut Cream Pie
For coconut cream pie, you want to use canned coconut milk, not refrigerated.
I strongly recommend using full fat rather than lite versions because the extra fat in the coconut milk will not only make for a richer tasting pie, the filling will also set up better.
Do not accidentally grab coconut cream or cream of coconut milk. This is sweetened, even thicker, and is what youd use to make pina coladas not pie.
If for some reason you dont want to use coconut milk in coconut cream pie, you technically can use regular cows milk. I recommend whole milk and definitely nothing less than 2% fat.
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Coconut Cream Pie Filling Ingredients
Most of the time, coconut cream pie is nothing more than vanilla pudding with some coconut thrown on top. Lets make a REAL coconut filling using thick coconut milk. Since coconut milk doesnt have a very strong flavor, well add sweetened shredded coconut and a splash of coconut extract. Dont have coconut extract? Leave it out. The sweetened shredded coconut adds plenty of flavor. Here is a run-down of the ingredients:
New Ice Cream Flavor Introduced By Blue Bell
A new flavor just in time for the summer months
BRENHAM, Texas – The month of July is National Ice Cream Month, and Blue Bell is celebrating by introducing a new flavor!
It was in 1984 when President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day. Each year Blue Bell celebrates National Ice Cream Month with the release of a returning favorite, or new flavor.
Blue Bells new flavor Coconut Cream Pie is described by Blue Bell as a rich, coconut French ice cream with flakes of coconut, tasty pie crust pieces, and a whipped topping swirl loaded with toasted coconut.
This new flavor is a limited-time-only supply.
Its available in half-gallon and pint sizes.
Coconut Cream Pie Ice Cream is the perfect summertime dessert, said Carl Breed, general sales manager for Blue Bell.
What better way to cool down at your next barbecue than with a bowl of our new flavor? Coconut Cream Pie Ice Cream is light and silky-smooth, said Breed.
In addition to Coconut Cream Pie, you can also find returning favorite flavors like Strawberry Cheesecake and Krazy Kookie Dough in stores this month, Blue Bell said.
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Blue Bell Debuts Coconut Cream Pie Flavor In Celebration Of National Ice Cream Month
Briana Zamora-Nipper, Community Associate Producer
Beloved Brenham-based ice cream manufacturer Blue Bell released a new flavor, Coconut Cream Pie, in celebration of National Ice Cream Month.
Blue Bell describes its new flavor as a rich, coconut French ice cream with flakes of coconut, tasty pie crust pieces and a whipped topping swirl loaded with toasted coconut.
Coconut Cream Pie Ice Cream is the perfect summertime dessert, said Carl Breed, general sales manager for Blue Bell. What better way to cool down at your next barbecue than with a bowl of our new flavor? Coconut Cream Pie Ice Cream is light, and silky-smooth. You will find toasted coconut and swirls of whipped topping in every bite. The pie crust pieces tie it all together to capture the taste and texture of a real coconut cream pie.
Back in 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month, and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day. Each July, Blue Bell celebrates National Ice Cream Month with the release of seasonal or new flavor, according to a release.
We love National Ice Cream Month, Breed said. It is an entire month dedicated to celebrating our favorite food, ice cream!
Coconut Cream Pie is available in the half gallon and pint sizes for a limited time.
In addition to Coconut Cream Pie, Blue Bell fans can also find returning favorite flavors Strawberry Cheesecake and Krazy Kookie Dough in stores this July.
Ingredient Info And Substitution Suggestions
CRUST We like to save time where we can, so we opted for a store-bought 9-inch refrigerated pie crust. You can certainly make your own crust if desired
FILLING Half-and-half, eggs, sugar, flour, and salt are slowly heated in a saucepan to create a thick custard for the filling. Then youll add toasted coconut and vanilla extract for good measure. You can use sweetened or unsweetened shredded coconut, its up to you.
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How To Make Coconut Cream Pie
- Start off by putting your 9-inch pie crust in a pie pan.
- Mix the sugar, flour and salt in a medium saucepan over medium heat and gradually stir in the milk.
- Once the mixture is thick and bubbly, lower the heat to low and cook for 2 more minutes then move the pan off of the heat.
- Beat the eggs together in a large bowl and then gradually whisk in the hot custard you just made.
- Pour the whole egg mixture back into the saucepan and bring it to a boil.
- Stir the mixture for 2 minutes then take the pan off of the heat.
- Stir in the unsalted butter, vanilla extract and coconut. Once its well mixed, pour the pie filling into the crust.
- Let the pie cool to room temperature and then put it in the fridge to cool for about 4 hours before you serve it.
- Once the pie has firmed up and youre ready to eat it, top it with whipped cream and serve it up.
Tips From The Pillsbury Kitchens
- tip 1 After you make our best coconut cream pie try a flavor swap with our recipe for Pineapple Cream Pie. The meringue topping and pineapple mixture makes this dessert a treat anyone will love.
- tip 2 Can’t get enough of coconut desserts? Coconut Cake rests in the fridge for 8 hours before serving but only takes 30 minutes of prep time to create.
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Blue Bell Unveils New Coconut Cream Pie Flavor
AMARILLO, Texas – Blue Bell just announced their newest flavor, Coconut Cream Pie.
The new flavor contains flakes of coconut, pie crust and a whipped topping swirl loaded with toasted coconut.
Coconut Cream Pie Ice Cream is the perfect summertime dessert, said Carl Breed, general sales manager for Blue Bell. You will find toasted coconut and swirls of whipped topping in every bite. The pie crust pieces tie it all together to capture the taste and texture of a real coconut cream pie.
Coconut Cream Pie is available in half gallon and pint sizes.
Homemade Coconut Cream Pie
This coconut cream pie recipe features a thick and creamy coconut filling, crispy homemade pie crust, mounds of sweet whipped cream, and toasted coconut. Blind bake the pie crust first, then chill the pie filling until thick and lush.
Coconut. You either love it or hate it.
Considering my adoration for coconut cake, you know I fall in the first category. And if youre reading this, I assume you do too. Obviously this is what you need to make next!!
If youre not in the coconut gang, you should probably skip this one. But coconut cream pie isnt *just* for coconut lovers. If you appreciate thick creamy pies, flaky pie crust, and all that fresh whipped cream has to offer, youll enjoy each forkful.
Im hosting Easter Sunday this year and have my heart set on coconut cream pie for Easter dessert. I worked HARD on this recipe, taking what I learned from butterscotch pudding and banana cream pie, then incorporating both into a coconut variation. Lets dive in.
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