What I have noticed over the past couple of months is that when I discover flavors or ingredients I love, they very quickly become part of many other recipes.
It all started with my early spring obsession with stone fruits that resulted in 3 different stone fruit-based recipes:
Now that this ship has sailed (of course I still love stone fruits, I just am less obsessed with them!), coconut has taken its place.
You probably know from my Vegan Coconut Lovers’ Cake and my Vegan Dutch Oven Coconut & Lime Brioche Buns (with Cream Cheese Icing) that coconut has had a special place in my heart for a little while. To me coconut feels like the tropics. It is such a comforting flavor that pairs well with so many different ingredients.
Through this pie, I wanted to continue the celebration of coconut, while sharing with you a dessert that is perfect for the summer and that has an extra tropical touch: brown rum!
The crust of this cream pie is made out of ground up Biscoff cookies and toasted shredded coconut. The cookies bring a nice sweetness to the pie, while the toasted coconut adds texture and a touch of smokiness.
The filling itself is relatively simple: a simple coconut milk based custard, flavored with sugar, rum, and vanilla extract. But rest assured, that is not all. Folded into the rich cream is sweetened shredded coconut, which adds extra texture to the custard and helps it hold together wonderfully well.
Finally the garnish: a simple coconut whipped cream and toasted coconut flakes. The whipped cream adds even more lightness to the pie, while the toasted flakes add a nice crunch to this creamy delight.
Well, this cream pie has won the heart of many of my family members and was devoured within minutes on multiple occasions!
If you are a person who loves coconut and have a soft spot for creamy, rich, and melt in your mouth desserts, this one could very much be for you! If you do end up making this recipe, be sure to share it on Instagram and tag me (@muriellebanackissa).
Have a wonderful week my friends!
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