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No Bake Coconut Cream Pie – this EASY no bake pie recipe is full of coconut pudding, fresh whipped cream, and a Golden Oreo crust! No need to turn on the oven for this pie recipe – just mix up the filling and chill it in the crust! If you love coconut you are going to love this easy recipe.

Simple coconut cream pie


The BEST EASY Coconut Cream Pie

If you’re like me and lose your self-control around a pudding pie than prepare yourself for this easy coconut cream pie! It has a crunchy cookie crust, a creamy coconut pudding filling and topped with pillow-y soft whipped cream – just hand me a fork, please!

The filling is so creamy and the shredded coconut mixed in adds even more coconut flavor and great texture.  You don’t have to turn on the oven for this coconut cream pie with pudding and it’s so easy to make. To be honest, the hardest part about making it is not eating it all in one sitting!

Why you’ll love this pie

  1. Golden Oreo cookie crust
  2. Coconut pudding filling with shredded coconut
  3. Fluffy whipped cream topping with lots of toasted coconut sprinkled on top
  4. NO BAKE and so fluffy and delicious!
ingredients in coconut cream pie

5 Ingredient Pie Recipe

  • OREO CRUST: It starts with my favorite Oreo Crust recipe, and I used Golden Oreos. That crust recipe works with ANY flavor Oreo and I think that the sweet vanilla taste of a Golden Oreo pairs perfect with coconut. You could also use a shortbread crust or a graham cracker crust, if you prefer – all of my cookie crust recipes are no-bake. If you’re going to the trouble of making a pudding pie, why on earth would you want to bake it?
  • Coconut Pudding Mix: The filling of the pie is Instant Coconut Pudding Mix. I’ve seen that flavor at 99% of grocery stores, but if you can’t find it, substitute vanilla and add 1 teaspoon of coconut extract. You make the pudding with milk.
  • Whipped Topping or Whipped Cream: top this pie with cool whip or fresh made whipped cream.
  • Toasted Coconut: The pie is topped with toasted coconut. If you’ve never toasted coconut before I’ve got you covered with a tutorial! The nice thing about toasted coconut is that it keeps in the refrigerator for three to four weeks. So, make it ahead to have on hand when you’re ready to make this pie.

How to Make a Coconut Cream Pie

  • If you’re making your oreo crust, grind your cookies in a food processor and mix with melted butter.
  • Press the cookie crumbs into a 9-inch pie plate.
  • Combine the pudding mix and milk together in a large bowl. Let it sit until it’s soft-set. This only takes about five minutes.
  • Stir in the shredded coconut (untoasted).
  • Pour the filling into the chilled crust. Cover and chill the pie for at least three to four hours.
  • Before serving, top the pie with whipped cream and toasted coconut.
slice of pie on white plate with fork and missing bite.

Tip From Dorothy

Expert Tips

  • How to make coconut cream pie from scratch? If you want to make the filling from scratch I suggest you use this coconut banana cream pie recipe but omit the bananas.
  • Can I use a pastry crust? If you want a traditional flaky pie crust instead of a no-bake cookie crust, then you can use my all butter pie crust recipe and blind bake it before adding the filling.
  • To substitute freshly whipped cream, beat 1 cup cold heavy whipping cream with 2 tablespoons powdered sugar and a teaspoon vanilla extract and beat until stiff peaks form.
  • If you can’t find coconut pudding mix: Sometimes I can find it, sometimes I can’t. If you can only find instant vanilla pudding mix then you can add 1 teaspoon coconut extract to the pudding with the milk in step 1.
  • How to toast coconut: Use my tutorial for toasting coconut to do this, but be sure and do it on the stove and don’t walk away from it.

FAQ

How do you keep a coconut cream pie from getting watery?

Honestly – using pudding mix is my favorite way. Pudding mix never weeps! Also, if you’re using fresh whipped cream on the top, don’t add it until before serving as whipped cream that settles will weep.

How to make whipped cream for topping coconut cream pie?

If you want fresh whipped cream for the top, beat 1 cup COLD heavy whipping cream with 2 tablespoons powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla until stiff peaks form.

Can I use coconut milk?

While I’ve had some success using coconut milk with pudding mix by using half the amount, I don’t recommend it for this recipe. Add coconut extract for extra coconut flavor.

My pie didn’t set up!

Check that you used the right size box of pudding: TWO boxes (3.4 ounces each)of INSTANT pudding mix. If you use the larger box with the amount of milk specified it won’t set up. Also be sure to use cows milk, not nondairy milk, or it won’t set.

Simple coconut cream pie

Easy No Bake Coconut Cream Pie Recipe

4.58 from 119 votes
No Bake Coconut Cream Pie – this EASY no bake pie recipe is full of coconut pudding, fresh whipped cream, and a Golden Oreo crust! This pie goes down so easy!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Chill time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Yield 12 servings
Serving Size 1 serving

Ingredients
 

  • 1 recipe Golden Oreo Crust  (Graham Cracker or Shortbread may be substituted, homemade or store bought)
  • 2 boxes (3.4 ounces each) Instant Coconut Pudding Mix
  • 3 ½ cups (830ml) nonfat milk (regular or 1% or 2% may be used)
  • 2 cups shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1-2 cups  Cool Whip or Fresh Whipped Cream for topping
  • 1 cup toasted coconut for topping
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Instructions

  • Chill your pie crust recipe while making the filling, if you made it from scratch. No baking necessary! (If you’re making a Golden Oreo crust, no need to remove the filling either.)
  • Add pudding mix to a large bowl. Add milk and whisk until smooth. The mixture will be slightly lumpy from the coconut in the pudding mix. Let sit for 5 minutes until soft set. Stir in coconut. Pour into pie crust. Cover and chill for at least 3-4 hours.
  • Before serving, top with whipped cream and toasted coconut. Store covered in refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

 
  • Can I use a pastry crust? If you want a traditional flaky pie crust instead of a no-bake cookie crust, then you can use my all butter pie crust recipe and blind bake it before adding the filling.
  • To substitute freshly whipped cream, beat 1 cup cold heavy whipping cream with 2 tablespoons powdered sugar and a teaspoon vanilla extract and beat until stiff peaks form.
  • If you can’t find coconut pudding mix: Sometimes I can find it, sometimes I can’t. If you can only find instant vanilla pudding mix then you can add 1 teaspoon coconut extract to the pudding with the milk in step 1.
  • How to toast coconut: Use my tutorial for toasting coconut to do this, but be sure and do it on the stove and don’t walk away from it.

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 347kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 363mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 33g
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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Last Updated on May 15, 2023



Dorothy Kern

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  1. Your instructions says just mix the pudding mix and milk in a bowl. So I’m assuming I do not have to cook it on top of the stove?