No-Bake, Vegan Banana Coconut Cream Mini Pies

by Heidi @ Food Doodles on July 20, 2012

No Bake, Vegan Banana Coconut Cream Mini Pies

I warned you about more frozen/no-bake desserts, right?  I just can’t help myself No Bake, Vegan Banana Coconut Cream Mini Pies  I even have another(better!) version of my frosty no-bake granola bars coming next week.  I promise to post more real food soon though.  But for now, how cute are these?  Someone asked about coconut whipped cream a while ago on the Food Doodles Facebook page and ever since then I’ve been thinking of how to incorporate it into a recipe.  And here’s the result!

No Bake, Vegan Banana Coconut Cream Mini Pies

On the subject of coconut whipped cream, I have to say I don’t like eating a lot of it.  Eventually it just doesn’t taste so good anymore(or maybe it’s the texture?  I’m not a huge fan of regular whipped cream either), but in something like these pies, with different flavors and textures it’s delicious!  I love natural coconut flavor so much I don’t feel the need to add extracts or artificial flavorings.  Natural tastes good No Bake, Vegan Banana Coconut Cream Mini Pies

No Bake, Vegan Banana Coconut Cream Mini Pies

It’s also the perfect “cream” to whip.  It will never turn into butter no matter how much you whip it.  That being said it also doesn’t get as firm as regular, dairy whipped cream, which is good and bad.  But mostly good No Bake, Vegan Banana Coconut Cream Mini Pies

No Bake, Vegan Banana Coconut Cream Mini Pies

Of course I did grate a little dark chocolate over the top of the pies.  Completely optional, but yummy!

No Bake, Vegan Banana Coconut Cream Mini Pies

While these are a little big to split between two people they are the perfect sharing dessert.  They’re best served straight out of the pie tin.  If you do want to make their removal a little easier, line the pie plate with plastic wrap or maybe even parchment or wax paper to help pull them out. Although they wont hold their shape very well outside of the tin unless they’re placed in the freezer for about an hour.

No Bake, Vegan Banana Coconut Cream Mini Pies

Speaking of slicing, this pie doesn’t slice too well.  It needs about an hour in the freezer until at least the top of the cream is solidified and then it will slice fairly neatly.  Then the plastic wrap or paper will really come in handy for pulling it out as that might get a little messy.

No Bake, Vegan Banana Coconut Cream Mini Pies

As you can see in the pictures my first piece was a mess.  Who cares if it’s delicious though, right?

No Bake, Vegan Banana Coconut Cream Mini Pies

No Bake, Vegan Banana Coconut Cream Mini Pies

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