Who would have thought a dessert could look this beautiful and be so easy to make?! This No Bake Coconut Tart is even on the healthier side when it comes to desserts (at least it is for me)!! There are really only three main ingredients; the graham wafer crust, coconut yogurt, and sugared berries on top making this a super light, summery and fresh dessert!
Lately I’ve been on a coconut yogurt phase, adding a little tropical feel to my morning fruit. I don’t know why I haven’t discovered this yogurt before because it is so delicious and a nice change from the typical strawberry and raspberry flavours. So it’s fitting that I try and use the coconut yogurt in this no bake recipe and I’m glad I did!
I was trying to come up with a fun no bake recipe for Earth Day, but it was harder than I thought! Apparently I seem to enjoy making desserts that consume energy and even this one needs to use a little electricity. My sugared fruit is off the hook though and you can get the recipe here.
One important point to take note when making a dessert with such few ingredients, is to make sure you have the very best quality! You don’t have a lot of flavours to mask poor quality (like butter). You want to use the best there is to make sure those few flavours are doing their job and doing them well. This is where a butter like Stirling Creamery will come into play, with a higher butterfat content like European butter – you get a richer, creamier flavour for that wafer crust!
You can use this recipe as a guideline and fill the wafer crust with any type of yogurt and top with whatever your heart desires – perhaps a salted caramel drizzled over vanilla frozen yogurt and granny smith apples?! You could pour chocolate on the wafer crust (freeze until hard) then fill with a neapolitan style of yogurt (3 flavours of your choice)! The idea is this recipe is so simple and easy you can play around without the fear of your dessert not turning out (not rising or falling in the oven)!
Happy Non Baking 😉
- In a bowl, mix wafer crumbs and sugar together
- Add melted butter to your graham wafer mixture and mix well
- Pour mixture into a large tart pan (with a removable bottom)
- Using your fingers press the crumbs down to create an even layer on the bottom of the tart pan and up the sides (if your wafer is too crumbly, place in the freezer to harden a little before the next step)
- Spoon yogurt on top of the wafer crust and spread out evenly
- Cover with tinfoil and freeze for at least 4 hours
- Top with fruit or sugared berries and serve