Coconut might not immediately come to mind when you think of desserts. It's not as obvious an ingredient as, say, chocolate. However, fans of coconut knew how amazing the ingredient can be. It's also super versatile. There are lots of different desserts, ranging from cakes and pies, to cookies and custards. Here are four cool dessert ideas involving coconut. Classic Coconut Cream Pie One of the greatest ways to showcase coconut is to make a coconut cream pie.