10 Exotic Fruit Desserts (Almost) Too Pretty to Eat

Jun 28, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. ET
Image: I Spy DIY

By: Lindsay Cohn

Summer brings sky-high heat and humidity, making virtually anywhere feel like the tropics. So why not embrace the equatorial climate with some equally exotic desserts? From dragon fruit cheesecake bars to pineapple poke cake, these tropical treats will transport your taste buds to paradise. Just be sure to take some pictures before digging into these stunning, Instagram-worthy sweets.

Exotic fruit tartlet

Exotic Fruit Desserts: Exotic Fruit Tartlet | Summer Eats 2017
Image: I Spy DIY

Nothing says summer like bright colors and fresh flavors. These exotic fruit tartlets by I Spy DIY — topped with papaya, dragon fruit, gooseberries, star fruit, pomegranate seeds and edible flowers — are social media gold.

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Mango-lime cheesecake

Exotic Fruit Desserts: Mango Lime Cheesecake | Summer Eats
Image: Glorious Eats

This tropical cheesecake by Glorious Eats — graham cracker and coconut crust, mango- and lime-infused cream cheese filling, mango-citrus glaze, whipped cream and toasted coconut — is giving us major island vibes.

Chocolate cupcakes with dragon fruit buttercream

Exotic Fruit Desserts: Chocolate Cupcakes With Dragon Fruit Buttercream | Summer Eats
Image: Sugar & Charm

We love fruit cupcakes, especially during the summer. And these chocolate cupcakes frosted with light, airy dragon fruit meringue buttercream by Sugar & Charm, are certainly no exception.

Tropical sunrise fruit salad with coconut-chia cream

Exotic Fruit Desserts: Tropical Sunrise Fruit Salad With Coconut Chia Cream | Summer Eats
Image: Cupcakes & Kale Chips

Looking for a light, healthy dessert for summer? Try Cupcakes & Kale Chips’ tropical sunrise fruit salad — banana, pineapple and orange — covered with a luscious coconut-chia cream.

Vegan dragon fruit cheesecake bars

Exotic Fruit Desserts: Vegan Dragon Fruit Cheesecake Bars | Summer Eats
Image: Choosing Chia

No-bake desserts are genius for hot summer nights. These dragon fruit cheesecake bars by Choosing Chia take it a step further. They’re completely raw, vegan and made with wholesome ingredients — but so rich and creamy, you’d never know.

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Coconut-mango tart

Exotic Fruit Desserts: Coconut Mango Tart | Summer Eats
Image: Phenomenal Phoods

How mesmerizing is this tart by Phenomenal Phoods? Coconut custard is adorned with sliced mango and sprinkled with toasted coconut.

Pineapple poke cake with pineapple glaze

Exotic Fruit Desserts: Pineapple Poke Cake With Pineapple Glaze | Summer Eats
Image: Averie Cooks

This ooey-gooey poke cake by Averie Cooks is packed with pineapple flavor! The secret? It’s soaked in a tangy pineapple juice glaze.

Mini guava cheesecake

Exotic Fruit Desserts: Mini Guava Cheesecake | Summer Eats
Image: Be What We Love

One bite of this tangy guava cheesecake from Be What We Love, and you’ll swear you’re vacationing in Brazil.

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Star fruit tartlets

Exotic Fruit Desserts: Star Fruit Tartlets | Summer Eats
Image: The Kitchen Prep Blog

These single-serving star fruit tartlets by The Kitchen Prep Blog are a must-try — not to mention the perfect addition to any summer dessert table.

Originally published on Domino.

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