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Coconut Mango Passion Fruit Trifle

19 min


10 ingredients or less


This delicious dessert is made with a buttery biscuit base and topped with creamy coconut whip and a sweet and fruity tropical topping. It's a light dessert that's perfect to enjoy in the spring and summer months.



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Fruit topping

  • ¾ cup (177 g)
    passion fruit pulp
  • ½ cup (75 g)
    frozen mango chunks
  • 2 tsp (9 g)
    granulated sugar

Coconut whip

  • 1⅓ cups (320 mL)
    coconut cream
  • 2 Tbsp (17 g)
    powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp (5 mL)

Cookie base

Optional garnish

  • unsweetened toasted coconut flakes
  • chopped mango


  1. Place a sieve over a saucepan and strain out the passion fruit seeds. Set the seeds aside if desired, to use for garnish.
  2. With the saucepan over medium-high heat, add the mango and sugar. Cook at a gentle simmer for 4 minutes, until slightly thickened. Set aside to cool.
  3. In a large bowl, use an electric hand mixer to whip the coconut cream* for a few minutes. Then add the sugar and vanilla and whip again.
  4. Add the cookies and butter to a food processor and blend into a crumb. Then add 2 Tbsp of the cookie crumbs to each serving glass and press down to form a crust on the bottom.
  5. In the now-empty food processor, blend the mango mixture until puréed.
  6. Spoon a heaping ¼ cup of the coconut whipping cream on top of the cookie layer, followed by a tablespoon of the passion fruit mixture. Garnish as desired, and enjoy!


  • About 10 fresh passion fruits yield ¾ cup of pulp. If fresh passion fruit isn't available, consider using thawed, frozen passion fruit pulp.
  • Coconut cream is the thicker part scooped out from the top of 2 - 3 cans of full-fat coconut milk (of at least 18% fat) refrigerated overnight. The amount of coconut fat separation can vary vastly from brand to brand. If there isn’t much coconut fat in your can, consider trying again with a different brand.
  • * Ensure that only the thicker coconut fat is used from the can of coconut milk. Avoid adding any liquid from the can as this thins out the whip and prevents it from staying thick.


  • The trifles are best when enjoyed on the same day they are made.

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Jo Jed - March 19, 2024, 2:39 p.m.

I used fresh mango. Best trifle I have ever had!

Mae - Jan. 14, 2024, 4:15 p.m.

This is outstanding for me! So quick and easy to make, and then sooo delicious!

PUL Team - Jan. 15, 2024, 12:46 a.m.

Thank you, Mae!

JB - Dec. 16, 2023, 4:57 a.m.

Hi! I made the fruit part in advance but is it supposed to be rather thin?

PUL Team - Dec. 16, 2023, 7:31 a.m.

Hey JB, the fruit topping is indeed rather thin! You can see what it's supposed to look like in the YouTube video in case it helps. If you're finding the topping a touch too thin though, you could simmer it for longer while stirring continuously until the mixture thickens to your desired consistency 😊

Ivanda - Dec. 14, 2023, 5:37 p.m.

Hi im looking to make this 2 days in advance just making the cream & pulp and assembling on the day of, do you have any suggestions to any alternatives?
Thank you

PUL Team - Dec. 15, 2023, 8:04 a.m.

Hey there, Ivanda, the fruit topping and cookie base can be prepared in advance, but we would advise putting together the coconut whip only on the day you're ready to enjoy it, otherwise it can deflate. With regards to "suggestions for alternatives", do you mean alternative flavours for the fruit topping? Or alternative dessert recipes that can be easily prepped in advance? In case of the former, any fruit would be lovely (raspberries, mangoes, or mixed berries come to mind), and as for alternate recipes, we have a No-bake Strawberry Cheesecake recipe in our app or a Coconut Lemon Custard Tart on our website that both can be easily prepped in advance. I hope this helps for now! :D

Kimberly Ramm - Nov. 1, 2023, 11:19 p.m.

This was exquisitely delicious!!! I didn't have any coconut cream on hand so I used vegan vanilla coconut yogurt instead. I topped this off with some fresh blueberries. So good!

Amalie - June 16, 2023, 4:36 p.m.

Great summer dessert.
I like how the coconut fit so well with the fruits, so it's not such an obvious vegan substitution for whipped cream. If you need to make dessert for non-vegan company and don't want to answer questions on "why do you make wannabe animal products if you don't like them", this is great

Janet K - April 11, 2023, 9:35 p.m.

This was so delicious. Easy and quick to make, I made it for an Easter dessert, but will probably be making this all summer. It has a fantastic flavor.

PUL Team - April 12, 2023, 1:15 a.m.

So happy to hear, Janet - thank you!

Joanne - April 2, 2023, 4:31 p.m.

Really great desserts!

Pauline - Feb. 20, 2023, 11:15 a.m.

Amazing dessert which everyone enjoyed!

Brigit - Oct. 21, 2022, 3:55 p.m.

Best dessert I recently had. Its yummmm!!!! <3

PUL Team - Oct. 23, 2022, 6:25 p.m.

Such a big compliment, Brigit!

Daniela - Sept. 7, 2022, 1:18 a.m.

We had such a good time watching you make these desserts, we instantly wanted to make all of them.
When I came across frozen passion fruit cubes at Walmart I knew this was a sign!
This dessert is so yummy, sophisticated, and pleasing to scoop up! I had a good time making these cute looking dessert cups with my 13 year old daughter. Not too much effort and clean-up. And definitely impressive to look at!

PUL Team - Sept. 7, 2022, 5:16 p.m.

Aw totally a sign! We're so thrilled the dessert was enjoyed and love that you shared the experience with your daughter, Daniela 🙂

Hannah - July 21, 2022, 12:19 p.m.

I made this as the desert for a barbecue with my neighbours and it was a total success, everybody loved it and asked for the recipe!
It was definetly worth the two trips to the store (they didnt have any passion fruit the first time), and I even found a special can wich had almost only the coconut cream, very convenient.

PUL Team - July 22, 2022, 7:25 a.m.

We appreciate the kind words and insight, Hannah, thanks a bunch 😃

Julia - July 18, 2022, 4:29 p.m.

I made this twice this weekend, and it was delicious! I forgot to refrigerate the coconut cream initially, and I ended up using coconut yoghurt which made this more of a parfait. It was very good! The next day my coconut cream was refrigerated and I made it again, it was delicious! I recommend crushing the speculoos by hand or not over blending so it has more texture. Will 100% make again, this is one of the best vegan dessert I've ever made.

PUL Team - July 18, 2022, 5:56 p.m.

Thanks a bunch for taking the time to share your experience with it, Julia! Such a big compliment 🤗

Kelly - June 25, 2022, 8:35 p.m.

Thank you Sadia for this
Made it for our first nice warm day here in Vancouver!


PUL Team - June 27, 2022, 5:20 a.m.

So glad it was enjoyed, Kelly! Stay cool out there ☀️

Violet - June 19, 2022, 8:05 p.m.

Hi! I just made this and it was delicious. So easy and quick to make. I made the base with Bastogne cookies. Definitely going to make it again and again and try with different fruits 😄

PUL Team - June 22, 2022, 3:29 p.m.

Hey Violet, it means so much - thank you! Do let u know if you find any nice fruit alternatives 😃

Charlotte - June 16, 2022, 10:42 p.m.

This dessert was absolutely delicious and lovely and cool to enjoy in a warm summer day. 🌞🙌🏻 I found that 2 tins of coconut milk was right for the required amount of coconut cream and I used a combination of ginger and digestive gluten free biscuits for the base which was super tasty. I was also able to skip steps 1,2 & 5 as I got my hands on mango and passion fruit coulis which worked an absolute treat! Will definitely be making again!

PUL Team - June 17, 2022, 7:45 a.m.

Oh, Charlotte, we're so happy to hear! Thanks a bunch for sharing the modifications as well. It's so appreciated 🤗

Shania - June 16, 2022, 3:29 p.m.


Sasha - June 13, 2022, 12:26 p.m.

Lovely dessert, everyone enjoyed it!

PUL Team - June 16, 2022, 1:42 a.m.

So happy to hear, Sasha!

Mayra - June 12, 2022, 10:44 p.m.

Am I able to use concentrated coconut cream as well? Or has it be the thick part of the coconut milk?

PUL Team - June 15, 2022, 8:46 p.m.

Hey Mayra, different brands may vary but we suspect coconut cream should work 🙂