No Bake Pineapple Dream Dessert

Experience the taste of paradise with our No Bake Pineapple Dream Dessert, a heavenly creation that promises to tantalize your taste buds with every bite. This divine dessert boasts layers of creamy pineapple filling and whipped topping, all nestled atop a sweet graham cracker crust. Perfect for any occasion, from family gatherings to dinner parties, this dessert is a surefire crowd-pleaser that will leave everyone craving for more.


Graham Cracker Crust:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs

Pineapple Filling:

  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 8 ounce container of Cool Whip

Whipped Pineapple Topping:

  • ¼ cup toasted shredded coconut, for topping
  • ¼ cup pineapple chunks, for topping
  • 1 8 ounce Cool Whip
  • 1 teaspoon pineapple extract
  • 1-2 drops yellow gel food coloring
  • Cherries and pineapple chunks, for garnish


Graham Cracker Crust:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the crushed graham crackers, granulated sugar, and melted butter until well combined.
  2. Press the mixture into a 9×9 baking dish, forming the crust, and set aside.

Pineapple Filling:

  1. Using a stand mixer, cream the softened cream cheese until smooth and creamy.
  2. Gradually add in the powdered sugar, mixing until fully combined.
  3. Fold in the Cool Whip until fluffy, then gently stir in the crushed pineapple.
  4. Spoon the filling over the prepared crust, spreading it evenly with an angled spatula.

Whipped Pineapple Topping:

  1. In a separate medium bowl, combine the Cool Whip, pineapple extract, and yellow food coloring, mixing until well combined.
  2. Spread the whipped topping evenly over the pineapple filling layer using an angled spatula.
  3. Sprinkle the top with toasted coconut and pineapple chunks for a delightful finish.
  4. Refrigerate the dessert overnight to allow it to set and become firm.

Serving and Storage Tips:

  1. Serve Chilled: For the best flavor and texture, serve the No Bake Pineapple Dream Dessert chilled straight from the refrigerator.
  2. Cover Well: Store any leftovers in the refrigerator, ensuring they are covered with plastic wrap or stored in an airtight container to prevent them from absorbing any odors.
  3. Consume Promptly: Enjoy the dessert within 3-4 days for optimal freshness and taste.
  4. Keep Toppings Separate: If storing leftovers, consider keeping any garnishes such as toasted coconut and pineapple chunks separate until serving to maintain their crispness and flavor.
  5. Avoid Freezing: While technically possible, it’s best to avoid freezing this dessert as it may alter the texture and consistency of the layers.
  6. Refrigerate Whipped Cream: If serving with whipped cream, ensure it remains refrigerated until serving to maintain its stability and freshness.
  7. Individual Portions: Consider portioning the dessert into individual servings for easy grab-and-go enjoyment.
  8. Refresh Garnishes: If desired, freshen up the garnishes before serving by sprinkling additional toasted coconut and pineapple chunks on top for an extra burst of flavor.
  9. Serve with a Twist: Accompany the dessert with a side of vanilla ice cream or a drizzle of caramel sauce for a decadent variation.
  10. Garnish Creatively: Get creative with garnishes by adding a sprinkle of chopped macadamia nuts or a drizzle of honey for a unique twist.
  11. Personalize Toppings: Customize the toppings to suit your taste preferences, such as using chopped almonds or a sprinkle of cinnamon for a warm, nutty flavor.
  12. Layer with Fresh Fruit: Enhance the dessert with layers of fresh fruit such as sliced bananas or mango for a tropical flair.
  13. Add Crunch: For an added crunch, incorporate crushed pretzels or graham crackers into the graham cracker crust layer.
  14. Experiment with Extracts: Try using different extracts such as coconut or rum extract to infuse the dessert with additional flavor dimensions.
  15. Drizzle with Syrup: Before serving, drizzle the dessert with a swirl of pineapple or caramel syrup for an indulgent finishing touch.


  1. Pina Colada Twist: Add a splash of coconut rum to the pineapple filling for a boozy, tropical twist.
  2. Chocolate Lover’s Dream: Incorporate layers of chocolate pudding or ganache between the pineapple filling for a decadent chocolatey version.
  3. Berry Bliss: Swap out the pineapple for a medley of mixed berries such as strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries for a refreshing berry-filled delight.
  4. Citrus Burst: Infuse the filling with a hint of citrus by adding lemon or lime zest for a zesty flavor profile.
  5. Nutty Crunch: Sprinkle chopped nuts such as pecans or almonds between the layers for added texture and nutty flavor.
  6. Coconut Cream Pie Inspired: Replace the graham cracker crust with a coconut cookie crust for a nod to classic coconut cream pie.
  7. Tropical Paradise: Mix in shredded coconut into the filling for an extra burst of tropical flavor and texture.
  8. S’mores Delight: Layer the graham cracker crust with marshmallow fluff and chocolate ganache for a s’mores-inspired twist.
  9. Caramel Infusion: Drizzle caramel sauce between the layers for a rich and indulgent caramel-infused dessert.
  10. Spiced Sensation: Add a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg to the graham cracker crust for a warm, spiced flavor.
  11. Coffee Kick: Incorporate a shot of espresso into the filling for a subtle coffee flavor that complements the sweetness of the dessert.
  12. Lemon Berry Burst: Layer lemon-flavored whipped cream and fresh berries between the filling for a bright and refreshing dessert.
  13. Peaches and Cream: Substitute the pineapple for sliced peaches and top with a dollop of whipped cream for a peachy twist.
  14. Mango Madness: Swap out the pineapple for diced mangoes for a tropical mango-flavored dessert.
  15. Cookie Crumble: Sprinkle crushed vanilla wafers or shortbread cookies between the layers for a buttery, cookie crumble texture.


  1. Can I use canned pineapple instead of fresh? Yes, canned pineapple works just as well. Just make sure to drain it thoroughly before using.
  2. Can I substitute Cool Whip with homemade whipped cream? Yes, you can substitute Cool Whip with homemade whipped cream. However, Cool Whip provides a stable texture that holds up well in this dessert.
  3. Can I make this dessert ahead of time? Yes, you can make this dessert a day in advance and refrigerate it overnight to allow the flavors to meld together.
  4. Can I omit the coconut topping? Yes, feel free to omit the toasted coconut if you’re not a fan. You can replace it with chopped nuts or leave it out entirely.
  5. Can I use a different type of crust? Yes, you can use a pre-made graham cracker crust or a crust made from crushed vanilla wafers or shortbread cookies for a variation in flavor.
  6. Can I freeze this dessert? While this dessert is best enjoyed fresh, you can freeze leftovers for up to 1 month. Just make sure to wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil before freezing.
  7. Can I use flavored Cool Whip for the topping? Yes, flavored Cool Whip, such as pineapple or coconut, can add an extra layer of flavor to the dessert.
  8. Can I use low-fat cream cheese and Cool Whip for a lighter version? Yes, you can use low-fat or light versions of cream cheese and Cool Whip for a lighter alternative without sacrificing taste.
  9. Can I add other fruits to the filling? Yes, you can customize the dessert by adding other fruits such as mandarin oranges, strawberries, or peaches to the filling for a fruity twist.
  10. Can I make individual servings instead of a large dish? Yes, you can make individual servings by layering the ingredients in small dessert cups or jars for a charming presentation.

Elevate your dessert game with our No Bake Pineapple Dream Dessert, a delightful fusion of tropical flavors and creamy goodness that will leave you craving for more!