Pina Colada Icebox Cake

“This icebox cake has all of the flavours of a pina colada. It takes just one bite to escape to a tropical island!” —Rachel Lewis, Danville, Virginia

Pina Colada Icebox Cake
Pina Colada Icebox Cake
Pina Colada Icebox Cake
Servings Prep Time
12servings 25minutes + chilling
Servings Prep Time
12servings 25minutes + chilling
Ingredients
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Ingredients
Portions: servings
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Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, confectioners' sugar and extract until smooth. Gradually beat in 1 cup coconut milk. Add pudding mix; beat on low speed until smooth. Fold in whipped topping.
  2. Pour remaining coconut milk into a shallow dish. Quickly dip half of the graham crackers into milk; allow excess to drip off. Arrange in a single layer in the bottom of a 13x9-in. baking dish, breaking to fit as needed. Layer with half each of the cream cheese mixture, pineapple and coconut. Repeat layers. Refrigerate, covered, at least 4 hours before serving.
Recipe Notes

Test Kitchen tips

For golden colour and a nutty coconut flavour, toast the 1/2 cup of coconut that goes on the top layer.

This can be made in a slightly smaller dish, but we liked that the dessert didn’t fill the dish completely. It makes it easier to cover when chilling (and transporting to potlucks).

As the dessert sits in the fridge, the graham crackers absorb moisture from the coconut milk and pudding mixture, softening to a somewhat cake-like texture.

Editor's Note: To toast coconut, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until golden brown, stirring occasionally.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 377 calories, 20g fat (15g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 259mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 1g fibre), 3g protein.