Dreamy Delight: Pineapple Dream Dessert

The luscious and refreshing Pineapple Dream Dessert transports you to a tropical paradise of flavors. This no-bake dessert combines the sweetness of pineapple, the richness of cream cheese, and the lightness of whipped topping to create a dreamy dessert suitable for hot days or any occasion. Dive into layers of delight and enjoy the pleasures of a tropical getaway right on your plate.


For the Crust:

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

For the Cream Cheese Layer:

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 8 oz whipped topping (e.g., Cool Whip), thawed

For the Pineapple Layer:

  • 2 cups crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut

For the Topping:

  • Additional whipped topping, for garnish
  • Maraschino cherries, for garnish (optional)


1. Crust Creation: In a bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and granulated sugar. Mix well until the mixture resembles coarse sand.

2. Pressing the Crust: Press the crumb mixture into the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking dish to form the crust. Use the back of a spoon to ensure it’s evenly packed.

3. Creamy Base: In another bowl, beat the softened cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth and creamy.

4. Whipped Topping Addition: Gently fold in the whipped topping (e.g., Cool Whip) until well combined. This creates the creamy cream cheese layer.

5. Pineapple and Coconut Layer: Spread the crushed pineapple

over the cream cheese layer, draining any excess juice. Sprinkle the sweetened shredded coconut over the pineapple.

6. Layer Harmony: Evenly spread the cream cheese mixture over the pineapple and coconut layer. Use a spatula to create a smooth surface.

7. Chilled Setting: Place the dessert in the refrigerator and let it chill for at least 4 hours or until it’s set.

8. Topping Delight: Before serving, garnish the top of the dessert with additional whipped topping and maraschino cherries (if desired). This adds a final touch of sweetness and color.

9. Slice and Serve: Cut the Pineapple Dream Dessert into squares and serve chilled. Each bite will transport you to a tropical paradise of flavors and textures.

Conclusion: Pineapple Dream Dessert is a slice of paradise on a plate, blending the sweetness of pineapple with the creamy richness of cream cheese and whipped topping. This no-bake treat is a true delight for the senses, offering layers of tropical flavors and textures that make it a perfect choice for any occasion, from summer gatherings to family dinners. Whether you’re seeking a refreshing escape or a sweet ending to your meal, this dessert is sure to leave you dreaming of palm trees and ocean breezes.