No-Bake Pineapple Cream Dessert Recipe

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Indulge in the sweet and creamy delight of a No-Bake Pineapple Cream Dessert, a refreshing and easy-to-make treat perfect for any occasion. This dessert is a hit with both kids and adults and requires minimal effort to whip up.

Why Make This Recipe

This recipe is perfect for those hot summer days when you want a cool and light dessert without turning on the oven. The combination of creamy filling, sweet pineapple, and crunchy crust is a delightful contrast of flavors and textures.

How to Make No-Bake Pineapple Cream Dessert



  • 8 oz softened cream cheese
  • 8 oz tub whipped topping
  • 14-16 oz large can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 3/4 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1/2 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut for topping


  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter melted


  1. Crust: Mix the graham cracker crumbs and sugar. Add the melted butter and stir to combine well. Press into an 8 x 8- or 9 x 9-inch pan.
  2. Filling: In a large bowl, beat the softened cream cheese and confectioner’s sugar until very smooth.
  3. Beat in the tub of whipped topping. Then fold in the drained pineapple.
  4. Spread filling on top of the crust. Top with pineapple chunks and sprinkle with coconut.
  5. Chill very well—at least 4 hours, preferably overnight.

How to Serve No-Bake Pineapple Cream Dessert

Serve this chilled dessert straight from the refrigerator. Cut into squares and enjoy the creamy, fruity goodness with a spoon. It’s perfect for potlucks, picnics, or as a sweet treat after dinner.

How to Store No-Bake Pineapple Cream Dessert

Store any leftover dessert covered in the refrigerator. It will keep well for 2-3 days. To maintain the texture, avoid freezing as the whipped topping may lose its consistency.

Tips to Make No-Bake Pineapple Cream Dessert

  • Make sure the cream cheese is softened to room temperature for a smooth filling.
  • Drain the pineapple well to prevent the dessert from becoming too watery.
  • Allow the dessert to chill for the full recommended time for the flavors to meld together.


For a citrus twist, add some orange zest to the filling for a Pineapple-Orange Cream Dessert variation. You can also swap the graham cracker crust for a shortbread or vanilla wafer crust for a different taste.


  1. Can I use fresh pineapple instead of canned? Yes, but make sure to dice it finely and drain any excess juice.
  2. Can I substitute the whipped topping with homemade whipped cream? Yes, just whip heavy cream with a bit of sugar until stiff peaks form.
  3. Can I add other fruits to the filling? Absolutely, feel free to customize the dessert with your favorite fruits like strawberries or mandarin oranges.

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