Craving a creamy, exotic dessert? Look no further! Try Ineskohl Kitchen’s special recipe for a homemade Coconut Cream Pie. This rich and flavorful delight combines the natural sweetness of coconut with a velvety custard and whipped cream topping. 


Coconut Pie:

  • 1 prepared pie crust
  • 1/3 cup (40g) cornstarch
  • 1 cup (240ml) heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (85g) coconut flakes, divided
  • 3/4 cup (150g) granulated sugar
  • 3 large egg yolks, slightly beaten
  • 1 can (13.5 ounces) of high-quality coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter

Stabilized Whipped Cream:

  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup (240ml) heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the Oven: Start by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Toast the Coconut Flakes: Spread 1 cup of sweetened coconut flakes on a parchment-lined pan. Toast in the oven for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown. Toasting enhances the coconut’s flavor and texture.
  3. Prepare the Egg Yolks: Crack three eggs, separate the yolks, and beat until smooth. Set aside.
  4. Make the Filling: In a medium saucepan, mix together sugar, cornstarch, heavy cream, and coconut milk until smooth. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly to avoid lumps. When it starts to bubble, continue stirring for 2 minutes until it thickens into a creamy custard.
  5. Combine with Egg Yolks: Mix a small portion of the custard with the beaten egg yolks, whisking rapidly. Return to the pan and cook for another 90 seconds over medium heat.
  6. Add Flavorings and Toasted Coconut: Remove from heat and stir in butter, vanilla extract, and half of the toasted coconut flakes. Ensure everything is well combined.
  7. Fill the Pie Crust: Pour the mixture into your prepared pie shell and let it cool for 15 minutes. Refrigerate until completely set.
  8. Prepare the Stabilized Whipped Cream: In a bowl, combine cold water and gelatin, and let stand for 5 minutes. Whip heavy cream with powdered sugar and vanilla extract until soft peaks form. Microwave the gelatin for 5-10 seconds until it liquefies, then slowly add to the whipped cream, whipping until stiff peaks form.
  9. Decorate the Pie: Pipe or spread the whipped cream over the cooled pie. Sprinkle with the remaining toasted coconut.
  10. Chill and Serve: Refrigerate the pie until ready to serve. Enjoy your homemade coconut cream pie, a perfect blend of creamy texture and tropical flavors.

Tips and Variations:

  1. Pie Crust Options: Feel free to use either a homemade or store-bought pie crust. If you’re using a store-bought crust, choose a high-quality one that complements the coconut flavor.
  2. Coconut Extract: For an even more intense coconut flavor, consider adding 1/2 teaspoon of coconut extract to the filling.
  3. Vegan Alternatives: If you want to make this pie vegan-friendly, substitute coconut milk for the heavy cream and use a vegan butter alternative. You can also find vegan egg yolk substitutes online or in specialty stores.
  4. Serving Suggestions: Serve your coconut cream pie chilled, perhaps with a scoop of vanilla or coconut ice cream on the side. A sprinkle of cinnamon or a drizzle of chocolate sauce can also elevate the presentation and taste.
  5. Storage: The pie can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days, covered with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. If you’ve used the stabilized whipped cream, it should hold its shape well.

Ineskohl Kitchen’s Special Notes:

  • Importance of Quality Ingredients: The quality of coconut milk plays a significant role in the flavor of this pie. Opt for brands that have higher fat content for a richer taste.
  • Toasting Coconut: Keep a close eye on the coconut flakes while toasting, as they can quickly go from golden brown to burnt.
  • Pie Decorations: Feel creative with the decorations. Use piping techniques or simply spread the whipped cream for a rustic look. Fresh fruits like pineapple or mango slices can also add a tropical touch.

This coconut cream pie is a wonderful treat that can become a star dessert at any gathering. Its luscious texture combined with the exotic flavor of coconut creates a satisfying and flavorful experience.

Make this recipe a part of your culinary repertoire and enjoy the applause from friends and family. If you’re in love with coconut or just looking to try something new, this pie is sure to delight!

For more amazing recipes, don’t forget to visit my blog at Ineskohl Kitchen. You’ll find plenty of tips, guides, and restaurant-quality recipes to try at home!

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