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Pina Colada Lush

Total Time

Prep/Bake: 20 min. + chilling

Makes

15 servings

Pina colada lush is such a fantastic warm weather dessert—it's so light and refreshing, and a breeze to make! I love how the tart pineapple pairs with the sweet coconut. —Jennifer Stowell, Deep River, Iowa
Pina Colada Lush Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant coconut cream pudding mix
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut, toasted
  • Maraschino cherries, optional

Directions

  1. Combine the graham cracker crumbs, butter and brown sugar in a large bowl. Press onto the bottom and up sides of a greased 13x9-in. baking dish.
  2. In a second bowl, beat together cream cheese, pineapple and confectioners' sugar. Stir in vanilla extract; spread into crust.
  3. In same bowl, whisk together milk and pudding mix until thickened, about 2 minutes. Fold in 1 cup whipped topping; spread pudding mixture over the cream cheese mixture. Top with remaining whipped topping.
  4. Sprinkle with toasted coconut. Refrigerate, covered, until set, about 3 hours. If desired, garnish with cherries.
Pina Colada Lush Tips

How can you make pina colada lush your own?

There are so many ways you can make pina colada lush your own! Try swapping out the graham cracker crumbs for crushed cookie or wafer cookie crumbs instead. You can also change out the fruit or flavored pudding to create your own recipe. Finish with a cherry on top!

How long will pina colada lush last for?

Store pina colada lush, covered, in the refrigerator. It should last for about 3 to 5 days.

Can you make pina colada lush ahead of time?

Yes! This is a great make-ahead dessert. Make yours 1 to 2 days ahead of serving. If you love tropical flavors, give these pina colada-inspired recipes a try next.

Rashanda Cobbins, Taste of Home Food Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 324 calories, 18g fat (12g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 251mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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