So as much as I heart baking, it’s not always an option in the summer because my kitchen is like a thousand degrees with our delightful Mass. humidity. But I still want to do something because I love to bake. And I need my dessert fix, humidity or no.
That said, I turn to a lot of no-bake recipes during the summer months. So last weekend I really wanted something cold, and with no time to get ice cream, I had to work with what I had: some leftover heavy cream, canned crushed pineapple, and shredded coconut.
(I have a total love thing for anything with pineapple and coconut.)
With these three ingredients, I threw together one of the easiest desserts ever. And it totally hit the sweet spot. So I thought I’d share, because it was awesome. And easy.
Here’s what you need for what I call Frozen Pineapple Cream Awesomeness:
1 can crushed pineapple, drained (as much as possible; I swear it’ll drain for eternity)
1 small container heavy cream (you’ll only need about half – but if you want a huge batch, feel free to use all)
Whip about half the container of heavy cream until it’s good and thick, adding a couple teaspoons of sugar to taste and a dash of vanilla. (Tip: cream whips better in a metal bowl with metal beaters. Throw it all in the freezer for a few minutes before whipping to make it even easier.)
Mix in the drained pineapple and about a handful of shredded coconut.
I was lazy and froze it in a plain metal container, but use any freezer-safe dish you want. Throw it in the freezer for two or more hours, or until hard. Or toss it in the fridge until chilled.
That’s it. Tasty AND easy!
Plus, this combo has a lot of potential. Add some whipped cream cheese for extra body and flavor. Chill it in the fridge, then use it for stuffed French toast filling to really blow your mind.
I’m always looking for new no-bake recipes. What are your favorites?