Friday, July 16, 2021

Piña Colada Icebox Cake

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I learned at an early age that “fluff” desserts were synonymous with summer. I can still see my mother icing those thin and crispy Famous Chocolate Wafers with sweetened whipped cream, stacking them in little columns to eventually be topped with a maraschino cherry. When I saw her making those, I knew that it was going to be a good day. Icebox cakes were another favorite of this fan of fluff. Here’s one for those of you who are fond of the piña colada. I adapted it from a recipe that I found in Taste of Home, to give it more punch.

Piña Colada Icebox Cake

1 8-oz. pkg. cream cheese, room temperature
½ c. confectioners’ sugar
1 t. rum extract
½ t. coconut extract
1 13.66-oz. can coconut milk, divided
1 3.4-oz. pkg. instant French vanilla pudding mix
1 8-oz. container Cool Whip, thawed
14-15 whole graham crackers
1 20-oz. can crushed pineapple, drained
1 c. sweetened shredded coconut, divided

In a large mixing bowl beat together cream cheese, sugar, and extracts until smooth and creamy. Gradually beat in one-cup coconut milk. Add pudding mix, and beat on low speed until smooth. Fold in Cool Whip and pineapple.

Pour remaining coconut milk into a shallow bowl. Dip half of the graham crackers into the milk and arrange in a single layer on the bottom of a 9” x 9” baking dish, breaking to fit as needed. Layer with half layer with half of the cream cheese mixture and 1/3 of the coconut. Repeat the layers (graham crackers, cream mixture, and 1/3 of the coconut). Toast the remaining third of the coconut and sprinkle on top. Refrigerate, covered, for four hours before serving.




Angie's Recipes said...

This is one of the best summer desserts! Wish I could have one slice of yours :-) So tempting!

Linda said...

Oh Pattie you should not post these desserts! I'm eyeing those layers of goodness, and I bet that milk-dipped graham cracker makes it even more delicious. Your Mom's dessert sounds wonderful too. I've never had that!

martinealison said...


Humm ! Rien qu'à regarder ce gâteau on sent sa légèrement... Il est très certainement délicieux.
Merci pour la recette...

Gros bisous 🎀

jmac said...

Oh my! Must make!

Alycia Nichols said...

I’m a fan of fluff, too!!!!! I wish Ramon could eat this.😟 Doggone lactose intolerance.🤬 If I can find at least one other person on my block to enjoy it with me, I’m in!!!!!!!! I have coconut milk in the fridge just waiting to get used!!!!!