5-Minute Vegan Coconut Cream Dessert

5-Minute Vegan Coconut Cream Dessert is a delicious vegan, gluten free, dairy free dessert. Easy to make ahead for a dinner party, top with fruit or jelly! WATCH THE VIDEO!

5-Minute Vegan Coconut Cream Dessert

I love stocking up on ingredients that can go quickly into a scrumptious dessert, especially when my vegan friends are coming for dinner!

Easy 5-Minute Vegan Coconut Cream Dessert

Vegan Dessert Recipes

My friend, Syndi, made this 5-Minute Vegan Coconut Cream Dessert for us at a ladies gathering, and served sweet, juicy blackberries on top. Most any fruit would be amazing!

But for coconut lovers, this 5-Minute Coconut Cream Dessert is the ultimate. You can also try these Vegan Almond Butter Coconut Cookies!


Entertaining is like a muscle

Prepping, cooking, cleaning – is entertaining easy?

It can get crazy before guests arrive for dinner, but the more I entertain, the easier it is. It’s like a muscle–the more you use it, the stronger you get, and the easier it becomes!

You become more proficient, it becomes smoother–just like getting in shape and exercising. After awhile you develop a rhythm, and it takes less effort.

Entertaining more also increases your confidence in your ability to do it.

We all feel better when we believe that we can do something. And with entertaining, you want to do it well.

Best 5-Minute Vegan Coconut Cream Dessert

Easy Vegan Dessert: 5-Minute Vegan Coconut Cream Dessert

So little tips like, “How to make a vegan dessert quickly” can help any aspiring hostess, right? Especially when it can be made in 5 minutes.

RE is about helping, giving tips, and making entertaining easy. I’ll never say it’s not stressful, but when you have a plan, you can streamline and sometimes go the “easy” route, like with this simple recipe today, then entertaining becomes way more enjoyable.

The BEST 5-Minute Vegan Coconut Cream Dessert

Keep these (2) ingredients stocked.

Next time you need a quick, classy dessert for a dinner party, pull these simple ingredients from your pantry: coconut cream and shredded coconut. I also keep a premium jelly on hand.

5-Minute Vegan Coconut Cream Dessert HOW TO

One reader used maple syrup in place of coconut sugar, but we have not tried this yet.

Within 5 minutes, follow the recipe below, and you can have a fantastic dessert ready for your guests.

5-Minute Vegan Coconut Cream Dessert - MIXING

Easy Vegan Desserts

We love this recipe because it’s great for all diets. If you’re looking for gluten free desserts or easy vegan desserts, and something quick and simple? Five minutes is all you need! ENJOY!

Tasty 5-Minute Vegan Coconut Cream Dessert

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5-Minute Vegan Coconut Cream Dessert

For a smoother dessert, finely pulse the coconut into smaller pieces. One reader used maple syrup in place of coconut sugar!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 8


  • 1 13.5 ounce can Organic Coconut Cream (I buy at Trader Joe's)
  • 1 cup of organic shredded coconut
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. cardamom
  • 4 T. coconut sugar
  • Premium jelly or compote or fresh berries


  • Open chilled can of coconut cream; drain off the liquid. It's okay to leave a little bit of liquid.
  • Place in a mixing bowl along with the coconut and spices; mix together until smooth. You can also whip the ingredients, but only for about 1 minute.
  • Scoop the coconut cream into small serving bowls. Top with fresh fruit, compote, or your favorite jelly.
  • You can make ahead and store the dessert in the fridge for up to 1 week. Take a fork to fluff it up for serving, or whisk it again with your mixer for 1-2 minutes.



Originally posted March 2014

More vegan desserts: Baked Caramel Cinnamon Bananas Recipe (use Vegan chips) [RE], Raw Hazelnut Chocolate Brownies [Texas Erin], Vegan Chocolate Cream Pie [Texas Erin].

5-Minute Vegan Coconut Cream Dessert Recipe

31 comments on “5-Minute Vegan Coconut Cream Dessert”

  1. Your recipes sound delicious, but it would be good to have calorie and carb count per serving. Thanks

  2. If it’s too runny you can also add some chia seeds that will help thicken it. I added them because I love them. I sprinkled some cacao powder in once and the next time just toasted slivered almonds. So good! I may try some espresso/chocolate/nuts next time!!

  3. This just saved my life so God bless you.

  4. Just made this and tasted sooo good. The only adjustment i made to make it a little bit healthier and to make it thick without having tho whip it too much was to add a little bit of soft tofu!

  5. Hmm, mine was just a big runny mess… how did you get it to thicken up?

  6. Also, what kind of nuts would you recommend?

  7. How do you mix the ingredients? with a hand beater? Is this like making a meringue?

  8. I made this and it was very runny. It tasted delicious but was pourable instead of scoopable. Any suggestions?

  9. SUPER easy and delicious! I refrigerated the coconut cream and whipped it with a hand mixer, then blended in the remaining ingredients. Soooo good. Had to make one minor adjustment: used maple syrup instead of coconut sugar. We loved it without the berries, even. I see this in our weekly dessert rotation!

  10. This looks really yummy. Thanks for sharing the recipe on the blog with everyone.

  11. Do you think this cream could be a layer in a baked dessert? (Bottom crust, this layer, some apples and then a topping?)

  12. What is the nutritional information on this dessert?

  13. What size cans?? Also what is coconut sugar?

  14. What size cans of coconut cream? Looks great!

  15. I am actually going to try this, because there is No way this dessert
    could be this simple and truly taste good. You know sometimes it is
    very very nice to be wrong. I sure hope this is one of those cases.

  16. These look absolutely marvelous! great job. You take a nice picture, too.

  17. Love this! What a great idea. And you are so right-entertaining is like a muscle. I’m going to high five myself for exercising next time I’m frantically trying to clean my house and cook/not burn myself 5 minutes before guests arrive :)

  18. Yum, yum, yum! These look awesome, Sandy! Pinned!

  19. These look so great, Sandy! Love that they’re also vegan!

  20. I love coconut cream, this is my kind of dessert all the way! Love the look and I am sure taste of this!

  21. For my Book Club, I always serve dessert and champagne (or proseco). Sometimes I have time that day to whip up something special that takes lots of time. But more often than not, I need something special that can be made quickly. Pinning this to try! PS ~ Love those dishes. What a treasure.

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