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posted: 06/13/16

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This No Bake Pina Colada Lush is super simple to throw together, but is absolutely delicious! Perfect for picnics and parties! If you love the flavors of a Pina Colada, you will LOVE this recipe!

The No Bake Pina Colada Lush has a golden Oreo crust with a fluffy cream and chunks of pineapples for a middle and topped with roasted coconuts.

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Recently my good friend, Dorothy, asked me if I had any lush recipes because she was putting together a round up. I said, “A what now? And who are you calling a lush?” Just kidding. Sort of.

In a glass casserole dish, the No Bake Pina Colada Lush has a slice out of it showing the fluffy middle with chunks of pineapples.

I kind of can’t believe that there’s an easy dessert out there that I didn’t really know about and that I hadn’t already blogged about. But lo and behold, we have found one. Obviously I needed to change that and quickly.

So . . . . if I’m being totally honest, I was totally intimidated to create a lush. Which couldn’t be more ridiculous, because they are a crazy simple dessert. But it’s just not something I was familiar with and I didn’t know all the lush rules. To be clear, there are plenty of lush rules I’m familiar with, just not no bake layered dessert lush rules. ;)

The No Bake Pina Colada Lush has a golden Oreo crust with a fluffy cream and chunks of pineapples for a middle and topped with roasted coconuts.

But, when it comes to easy desserts, there kind of are no rules, right? So I think in general most lushes have a crust of some sort (broken cookies, nuts, pretzels, what have you), then a layer that is whipped cream and cream cheese blended together, then a pudding layer, more whipped cream, and a fun topping. Yes? Lush experts feel free to weigh in here.

(I need you all to know that it is taking all my self control to not make this post ENTIRELY lush/alcohol jokes. You’re welcome.)

So, this is my first attempt, and I’m really happy with how it turned out! There is an Oreo crust, a layer with some pineapple in there, some coconut pudding, and then more toasted coconut on top. You guys, it probably took me less than a half hour to throw this together. I’m not kidding. It is crazy easy to make, and it really does have that pina colada taste to it. It’s such a perfect no bake recipe.

The No Bake Pina Colada Lush has a golden Oreo crust with a fluffy cream and chunks of pineapples for a middle and topped with roasted coconuts.

Annnnnnd, now I have all the ingredients for my second lush attempt. HAZAH!

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5 from 13 votes

Pina Colada Lush

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This Pina Colada Lush is the ultimate no bake dessert!  It is easy to make is like a tropical beach vacation on a plate!

Ingredients

  • 20 golden Oreo cookies
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 8 oz cream cheese room temperature (I used Philadelphia)
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 8 oz crushed pineapple drained (can also use 1/3 cup drained crushed pineapple)
  • 8 oz whipped topping
  • 3.4 oz instant coconut pudding mix
  • 1 cup milk I used skim
  • 1/2 cup toasted coconut
  • cherries for garnish

Instructions

  • Crush 20 golden Oreos and mix them with three tablespoons of melted unsalted butter. Press into the bottom of an 8 by 8 glass baking dish.
  • In a large bowl, mix together 8 ounces room temperature cream cheese, 4 oz whipped topping, the powdered sugar and the pineapple until fully combined. Evenly distribute over the Oreo crust.
  • Mix together the milk and the coconut instant pudding (you can even use the same bowl as from the cream cheese mixture without cleaning it). Let it sit for a few minutes before evenly spreading over the cream cheese layer.
  • Top with the remaining 4 oz of whipped topping and then top with the toasted coconut. Refrigerate for a few hours before serving.
Author: Lisa Longley

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The No Bake Pina Colada Lush has a golden Oreo crust with a fluffy cream and chunks of pineapples for a middle and topped with roasted coconuts.

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  1. Sarah says

    I wish we had whipped topping in Australia! Looks delicious!

  2. Therese Swasey says

    Can you make the Pina colada lush dessert the day before?

    • Lisa Longley says

      It should be fine being made one day before!

  3. Iva says

    Just made it!
    Easy,fast and yummy!
    Thank you!

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m so glad you liked it Iva!

  4. Shannah says

    Is there a recipe to make this in a 9×13 pan?

    • Lisa Longley says

      Sorry Shannah, there isn’t. You could adapt to for that by planning around with the ingredients!

  5. Mckayla says

    5 stars
    This is delicious. I made this as a birthday for a friend of mine and everyone loved it. I got the wrong pudding I got coconut creme so I had to use it instead but it was still very good.

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m so glad to hear that you liked it!

  6. Liora says

    5 stars
    Hi. I would love to make this no bake recipe, but I haven’t been able to find instant coconut pudding anywhere. Is there a way I could make instant vanilla pudding into coconut pudding?
    thank you

    • Lisa Longley says

      I definitely think it would be good with the vanilla and you could just stir a little toasted coconut into it. Or not! Just have the coconut flavor from the toasted coconut on top.

  7. Valerie says

    Would this work ina spring form pan? Thanks!

    • Lisa Longley says

      I would *think* so. I remember it being somewhat solid enough to cut out pieces which makes me think it would work. If you are worried, I would try putting it in the freezer for 20 minutes before releasing and serving.

  8. Shannon says

    5 stars
    How long do you toast the coconut in the oven.?? Amd this is my 3rd time making it just no coconut at top .

    • Lisa Longley says

      I love that this is your third time making it! I have a whole post on how to toast coconut!

  9. cw says

    5 stars
    looks great, but how does the picture look like it has a layer of pineapple in the middle of the piece if the recipe calls for it to be mixed in with the cream cheese mixture?

    • Lisa Longley says

      That yellow layer is the pudding layer.

  10. Doug says

    5 stars
    I’ve made this a few times. It’s really delicious. My brother is skinny and works out a lot it’s very rare that he eats dessert but once he tried this he wouldn’t stop. He ended up taking the rest of it home. Now I only make this for his birthday.

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m so glad you guys like it, Doug!

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