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Coconut cream is an excellent way to add flavor to desserts like chocolate truffles and chocolate cream. Whether you’re looking for a classic coconut cream cake or non-dairy dessert ideas, these sweet recipes featuring coconut cream are sure to be a hit.

Coconut Cream Pie

Every part of this fluffy pie from pastry chef Kierin Baldwin has coconut: the crust, the fillling and the topping.

Chocolate Matcha Coconut Cups

Blogger Molly Yeh created this brilliant recipe for homemade chocolate confections. The bite-sized cups are made with rich dark chocolate and filled with a matcha-coconut cream.

Coconut Crème Caramel

Coconut milk enriches and flavors this custard. Zang Toi suggests using fragrant pandan juice (from the palm-like pandan tree) instead of vanilla for a more Malaysian flavor.

Coco Loco

© David Malosh

Indianapolis bartender Ryan Puckett combines his penchant for tiki cocktails with a childhood favorite, orange soda floats; the result is this tropical orange-cream soda. “I’d make orange soda floats with my grandma, so that flavor pairing is something I’ve always loved,” he says.

Superrich Hot Chocolate with Coconut Cream

Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson created this ultrarich hot chocolate topped with coconut cream for his partner Bobby Stuckey’s wife, Danette, who has a sweet tooth. “At Frasca, we make a lot of desserts with chocolate or coconut, so we just kept going and came up with this drink,” says Lachlan.

Passion Fruit and Coconut Cream Parfaits

© Ngoc Minh Ngo

Pastry chef Koa Duncan of Los Angeles’s Water Grill is incredibly creative. She’s also remarkably persistent: Working as a pastry chef in a town that loves to diet is an uphill battle. Her fantastic passion fruit and creamy coconut parfait, layered with crunchy bits of cashew praline, is good enough for Angelenos to forgive themselves the indulgence.

Roman’s Dairy-Free Chocolate-Coconut Ice Cream

© Quentin Bacon

Rori Trovato of Rori’s Artisanal Creamery in Santa Barbara, California, creates all kinds of ice creams. Ironically, her son, Roman, has become lactose-intolerant. “Poor guy,” Trovato says. “His mom opens an ice cream shop and he can’t have any!” That’s why she created this dairy-free flavor.

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with a Coconut-Orange Marmalade Frosting

© Sarah Bolla

These delicious dairy-free pumpkin cinnamon rolls are baked with a coconut oil-cinnamon sugar smear and topped with an orange marmalade sweetened-whipped coconut cream frosting.

Coconut Mochi Ice Cream Sandwiches

© John Kernick

Pastry chef Jen Yee of Lafayette Grand Cafe & Bakery in Manhattan makes these fun and pretty sandwiches with a simple Japanese dough that combines sweet glutinous rice flour, sugar, water and coconut milk.

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