Are you looking for vegan dessert recipes? Then this post is perfect for you. I can guarantee that these 28 vegan desserts will satisfy your sweet cravings! We’ve got something for every taste, including gluten-free and sugar-free vegan desserts.
Maybe you’ve been following my blog for a while and you’ve noticed that I’m usually more into savory recipes. But of course I also love vegan desserts, so I teamed up with some fellow food bloggers to provide you with a stunning list of vegan dessert recipes!
What Are Vegan Desserts?
Vegan desserts are desserts that don’t contain any eggs or dairy products such as milk or cream. Although many people still believe making vegan desserts is complicated and expensive, this is definitely not the case! It’s super easy to use dairy-free alternatives such as coconut cream, almond milk, or even nuts such as cashews.
Instead of eggs you can use:
- flaxseeds or chia seeds
- store-bought vegan egg replacers
- or even aquafaba (the liquid from canned beans)
All of these egg replacements work similar to eggs in baked goods. Bananas for example add moisture while flaxseeds work really well for binding.
You can get so creative when it comes to vegan desserts. This roundup of 28 easy vegan dessert recipes includes:
- vegan cakes (we’ve got several chocolate cakes, lemon cakes, vanilla cakes, and of course vegan cheesecakes!)
- vegan ice cream (if you’re looking for even more ideas, check out my roundup of 12 vegan ice cream recipes)
- strawberry tiramisu (raw vegan and sugar-free)
- vegan muffins (I also got an awesome roundup of vegan muffin recipes)
- a delicious banana cream pie
- some vegan layered cakes that would be perfect for a birthday party or even a vegan wedding!
- a few delicious vegan parfaits and vegan panna cotta
How To Make Vegan Desserts
Basically you can veganize any dessert you want. In most cases, you can just swap some of the ingredients and use plant-based milk instead of cow’s milk and vegan egg replacements (I listed a few above). Then you follow mostly the same steps as you would with non-vegan desserts.
Baking a vegan cake isn’t really that much of a difference. And it’s not more complicated at all. You just have to use some different ingredients.
Are Vegan Desserts Healthy?
I think in most cases vegan desserts are healthier than traditional desserts using dairy and eggs. Mostly because many vegan dessert recipes call for healthier versions of sweeteners such as maple syrup or dates. But keep in mind that vegan desserts are still a sweet treat that you don’t enjoy every day. So healthy desserts are rather rare.
While there are some healthy vegan dessert recipes out there, others are still loaded with sugar. But hey, I mean it’s dessert, right? It’s totally fine once in a while! It’s not like you’re having it for breakfast.
If you’re looking for healthy desserts, you might want to check out raw vegan desserts like my vegan strawberry tiramisu. They’re usually sugar-free and made of nuts that are blended into cream. Instead of sugar those recipes use dates.
How To Make Raw Vegan Desserts
Raw vegan desserts are mostly made with nuts, seeds, and dried fruits like dates. Dates also function as natural sweeteners in raw desserts. They’re kind of like nature’s candy! Vegan desserts with dates are simply the best!
In most cases you need a high speed blender to process the ingredients for raw desserts. For example soaked cashews make an amazing cream when they’re blended. They make the most delicious raw vegan cheesecake! I was a bit skeptical when I first tried making a cake with cashews, but it works really well and is super healthy.
Raw vegan desserts are:
- soooo much healthier than regular desserts
- made with unprocessed ingredients
- sweetened with natural sweeteners like dried fruits, most commonly dates
Vegan Desserts You Can Buy
Sometimes you’re in a hurry and you don’t have enough time to make a homemade vegan dessert. We all know this feeling! In this case, you’ve got some vegan desserts you can buy at the grocery store.
My favorites are:
- Vegan ice cream in all kinds of flavors (add fresh berries and other berries and maybe even some crumbled vegan cookies for a decadent vegan dessert that is ready in just minutes)
- Vegan yogurt or pudding (you can use it to make a vegan trifle with berries and maybe some granola or store-bought vegan cookies)
- And sometimes you can even find vegan muffins, donuts, or cakes (for example at Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods Market)
But if you’ve got enough time you should really try some of these homemade vegan dessert recipes! Don’t they look AMAZING?!
28 Drool-Worthy Vegan Dessert Recipes
Gluten-Free Vegan Vanilla Cake with Summer Berries by Kat from The Loopy Whisk
Vegan Orange Cake with Vanilla Coconut Whip Frosting by Karissa from Karissa’s Vegan Kitchen
Healthy Snickers Bars by Caitlin from From My Bowl
Creamy Lemon Rosemary Bars by Jasmine from Sweet Simple Vegan
Flourless 5 Minute Smores Molten Lava Cake (Vegan) by Sophia from Veggies Don’t Bite
Mocha Cheesecake Bites by Melissa from Vegan Huggs
Vegan Strawberries Cream Tart by Karissa from Karissa’s Vegan Kitchen
Chunky Monkey Banana Cream Pie by Florian from Contentedness Cooking
Vegan Birthday Cookie Cake by Sara from Beaming Banana
Lemon Elderflower Layer Cake by Kristina from Spabettie
Vegan Apple Fritter Rings by Bianca from Elephantastic Vegan
Coffee Cheesecake with Salted Caramel Popcorn by Amber from Quite Good Food
Mexican Cheesecake by Katie from Hello Veggie
Vegan Mango Tarts with Vanilla Pastry Cream by Eva from The Curious Chickpea
Vegan Double Chocolate Sunflower Brownies by Brandi from The Vegan 8
Dairy-Free Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits by Alisa from Go Dairy Free Dairy-Free
Bounty Vienetta Ice Cream by Nicole from Delicious Everyday
Vegan Mango Lassi Popsicles by Jess from Choosing Chia
Classic Vegan Toffee Bars by Jenn from Veggie Inspired